U-verse subs steady at end of '06


AT&T Inc. ended 2006 with about 3,000 subscribers to its U-verse video service, the company reported Thursday. That is almost unchanged from its user numbers as of Sept. 30. AT&T said U-verse service has been launched in parts of 11 markets, below its previous target of 15 by the end of 2006. For the year, U-verse deployment costs reduced full-year earnings per share by 6 cents, with a 9 cents-11 cents per-share impact expected this year, AT&T said.