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AT&T adds 289K fiber subs in Q3, but supply chain issues resurface

October 21, 2021

AT&T executives hailed continued momentum in its fiber broadband business in Q3 as the operator added 289,000 fiber customers in Q3, but CEO John Stankey acknowledged deployments continue to be plagued by smattering of supply chain issues.

“Are we seeing some supply stress right now in certain places, as part of the reason why we guided down to 2.5 million this year? The answer to that is yes. It’s coming in interesting places,” he said during the operator’s earnings call. “The great news is when you’re the scale player in the market, we work through those faster and with the preferred position than others and we’re seeing that occur.

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