AT&T is looking to speed up its U-verse deployment in hopes of adding 40,000 new customers per week by the end of 2008. Currently U-verse has been adding 12,000 subscribers per week.
As U-verse continues to grow, AT&T will begin pair bonding its last-mile copper lines in the fourth quarter of 2008. For some customers, president of telecom operations John Stankey said that, "should the need arise, we could go up to four HD streams and 40 Mbit/s with pair bonding."
Stankey also stated, "AT&T will add a second HD stream to U-verse by the middle of 2008 and will add its whole-home DVR feature with seven full streams of content available to a single household sometime in the second half of 2008."