AT&T has decided to continue service at for at least several more months despite earlier warnings it might close the site on May 30.

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Fletcher Cook, an AT&T spokesman, told the in March that the telco could eliminate service at “as early as May 30.” AT&T then also started notifying customers in letters and advertising notices that the site (but not the entire TV service) could close on that date.

“We haven’t made a final decision, but (want) to be transparent with customers that it was under consideration,” Cook told this reporter in March.

The final decision was coming down to the wire and AT&T even posted a notice at its corporate web site this week saying that the site’s closure was still a possibility on May 30.

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But Cook told the TV Answer Man this afternoon by e-mail that AT&T had decided to keep up and running.

“We’ve elected to continue support the web site for at least the next several months,” Cook said.

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Cook did not provide a reason in March for why AT&T was considering closing, but the company has been candid about its ongoing effort to switch U-verse video subscribers to DIRECTV. The shuttering of could have encouraged more people to switch to DIRECTV, which offers similar streaming features at

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Cook did not elaborate today on why AT&T is keeping up for now.

— Phillip Swann