AT&T Expands NFL Game Streaming Through DirecTV

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AT&T announced an expansion of NFL game streaming through its NFL Sunday Ticket feature for DirecTV. The expansion allows all NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers to stream all out-of-market NFL games. Previously, the streaming feature was reserved for NFL Sunday Ticket Max subscribers, who incurred additional...Learn More

AT&T IoT: Solar Deal; Integrated Cellular Plus Satellite Service

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AT&T made a couple of important moves involving the Internet of Things this week, including a deal with Globecomm to provide integrated cellular plus satellite service for IoT applications. Additionally AT&T announced it had entered into an agreement with SunPower – an integrated solar power...Learn More

Proposed Charter, TWC, Bright House Deal Conditions Would Prohibit Interconnection Fees

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler yesterday recommended approval of a long-awaited cable industry megamerger. But the Charter, TWC, Bright House deal conditions would prohibit the merged company from charging interconnection fees and from imposing usage-based pricing and data caps. Apparently the merged company also would be...Learn More

Access from AT&T Launches, Offering $5 a Month Internet for Low Income Users

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AT&T today officially launched Access from AT&T, an Internet for low income users product costing as little as five dollars a month. The company last year agreed to offer the service as a condition of its acquisition of DirecTV. Households in AT&T’s local service territory...Learn More

Miami-Dade County Joins AT&T Smart Cities Initiative

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Dallas, Texas  — Residents in Miami-Dade County could soon experience improvements in areas like public safety, public transportation and traffic. AT&T is on tap to work with the County to explore delivering smart cities solutions.    It’s part of a larger effort to create impactful solutions...Learn More

As $10.5 Billion Frontier/ Verizon Deal Closes, a Report Card on Frontier Acquisitions Strategy

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Frontier Communications became a considerably larger company and Verizon shrunk somewhat with the news today that Frontier’s $10.5 billion acquisition of Verizon landline operations in California, Texas and Florida has been completed.  To mark the occasion, I thought it would be appropriate to put together...Learn More

AT&T to Launch Fullscreen SVOD Service

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LOS ANGELES, Calif.—March 30, 2016—Global media company Fullscreen announced plans today to launch an ad-free SVOD service, the world’s first video membership experience programmed for the social-first generation. Debuting internationally on April 26, the eponymous service fullscreen will be anchored by a robust programming slate...Learn More

AT&T Adjusts Broadband Data Caps with Unlimited Data Plan Tied to Video Bundle

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The latest news on the broadband data caps trend is a new forthcoming AT&T unlimited data plan, which is tied to bundling U-verse or DirecTV video service. Monthly data allowances have been in place for AT&T broadband customers since 2011. Beginning May 23rd, those allowances...Learn More

Zayo FlexConnect Offers a New Twist on Bandwidth on Demand

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Zayo FlexConnect, a new service launched yesterday, is designed to let enterprises establish Ethernet connections between carrier hotels, data centers and cloud service providers and pay for bandwidth used on a per-bit basis. Circuits established can be point-to-point or multipoint VLANs – and enterprises can...Learn More

North America Pay-TV Subscriber Forecast: 2 Million Lost by 2016

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Despite the OTT cord cutting threat, North American pay-TV subscriber losses won’t be as severe or damaging as some have feared, according to a new pay-TV subscriber forecast from Digital TV Research. Cable, satellite and telco pay-TV providers will lose 6 million subscribers across the...Learn More

AT&T GigaPower Expands in Five New Markets

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March 15, 2016 — AT&T expanded its ultra-fast Internet service today with speeds up to 1 gigabit per second to more homes, apartments and small businesses in parts of Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, and San Antonio. Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second1 over...Learn More

LRG: 385,000 Pay-TV Subscriber Losses in 2015

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Net pay-TV subscriber losses among the 13 largest U.S. pay-TV providers were approximately 385,000 for 2015, according to the latest market data from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). That marks the third consecutive year of declines in pay-TV subscriber numbers. The 13 largest providers represent about 95%...Learn More