Wednesday, November 29, 2006

AT&T Promises to Invest up to $620 million in Michigan Broadband

AT&T announced plans to invest up to $620 million in Michigan over the next three years to bring next-generation video and broadband services to local consumers.

AT&T also announced its intent to hire 2,000 employees across Michigan over the next three years to upgrade its fiber-optic network and install its next-generation video products in consumers' homes. Approximately 1,200 of these high tech jobs are expected to be in place by the end of 2007.

The announcement comes as the Michigan Senate Technology and Energy Committee debates a bill that would make it easier for new entrants into the video delivery business. The Michigan House of Representatives already passed House Bill 6456 with a bipartisan 80-21 vote on Nov. 14.