AT&T’s U-Verse connects wirelessly to TVs

NEW YORK (AP) ? AT&T says its U-Verse TV service is going wireless ? inside the home. Its new set-top boxes can use the home’s Wi-Fi to get their TV programming.

AT&T says that means TV sets can be moved from room to room and still work. The other benefit of the technology is that it lets AT&T install the service faster, as it doesn’t need to mess with cables.

The service uses standard Wi-Fi and has about the same range. The boxes will be available starting next week for a one-time fee of $49.

AT&T Inc. sells U-Verse in areas where it’s the local-phone company. It has 3.6 million TV subscribers, making it the eighth-largest pay-TV provider in the U.S.