We already knew that AT&T was potentially looking to make Mississippi a U-verse state, but now it seems things are getting all the more serious. A recent article on the subject noted that the "Jackson County Board of Supervisors on Monday welcomed the idea of competition for cable companies and said they'd support AT&T coming in," which means that it -- along with Harrison county -- would be along for the ride. According to Kathleen Shaughnessy (with AT&T), the carrier has its eye on 18 cities and counties in the region, but it needs a total of 8 agreements "before AT&T will start seriously considering it." A couple down, a few more to go.

[Thanks, Robby]

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AT&T eying 18 cities and counties in Mississippi for U-verse