AT&T's foray into cable TV is back on track after a resolution of technical glitches with the help of network software upgrades. Over the last few weeks, AT&T has resumed direct mailing and
distribution of promotional "door hangers" for its new U-verse television service, the first marketing since efforts were suspended in October.
AT&T is also introducing U-verse in parts
of Milwaukee and Racine, Wis., immediately, followed by the Dallas-Fort Worth and Kansas City markets in March. The four launches will bringing the total to 15 markets and are the first since nine
cities were added at the end of December.
U-verse is delivered over a high-speed Internet connection and is key to AT&T's strategy of fending off cable companies that now sell telephone services. It hopes to win customers with next-generation features that merge TV sets, cell phones and computers.