Beginning this month, AT&T will sell its U-verse high-speed Internet and video service at 600 Wal-Mart and Circuit City stores, Reuters reports, in an effort to step up competition against cable service providers.
The company said in a statement that the retail deals, the first for U-verse, would help create a powerful distribution channel and provide customers with a convenient way to order the service. Verizon and AT&T together are working hard to compensate for losses in their landline businesses by offering high-speed internet and video services.
AT&T U-Verse lets subscribers manage DVR recordings from cell phones, among other features. Last week, AT&T and AccuWeather launched a partnership to offer Weather On Demand information through U-Verse.