AT&T OTT Service DIRECTV NOW to Launch with 100+ Channels, Original Content for $35/month

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AT&T today took the wraps off its eagerly awaited AT&T OTT services, featuring DIRECTV NOW – and there’s a lot to sort through. There will be three AT&T OTT video offerings available on Wednesday November 30th, one of which, DIRECTV NOW, has four different tiers....Learn More

Financial Analyst: Cable Will be the Incumbent Phone Company in 2017

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The local cable company could be the incumbent phone company beginning in 2017, according to financial analysts at Pivotal Research Group. The analysts are generally bullish about the cable industry and bearish about the telecom industry which, according to the analysts, may never grow data...Learn More

AT&T and DISH Acquiring INVIDI, Gains Leading Addressable Advertising Platform

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In what appears to be a classic co-opetition move, an announced partnership has AT&T and DISH acquiring INVIDI Technologies. Ad agency WPP is also part of the deal, which gives AT&T a controlling interest in the addressable advertising technology firm. Terms were not disclosed. Addressable...Learn More

AT&T Partners with Best Western Hotels for DIRECTV

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AT&T is working with Best Western® Hotels & Resorts to offer exceptional in-room entertainment. All Best Western hotels across the U.S., which includes over 150,000 hotel rooms, will be able to sign-up for DIRECTV. DIRECTV currently offers service in nearly 50,000 Best Western hotel rooms,...Learn More

Video Cord Cutting Data: TelcoTV Losses Contribute to Record Declines for Pay-TV

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Market research highlighting cord cutting data from SNL Kagan reveals the number of subscribers to cable, direct broadcast satellite (DBS) and telco multichannel video services (telcoTV) dropped by 430,000 in 3Q’16. Results are a bit worse than they were for the same period one year...Learn More

AT&T Fiber Locations Expand to Four Additional Markets, Now Reaches 3 Million Locations

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AT&T Fiber locations now reach 44 markets across the U.S., with the announcement of four new metro areas coming online with the gigabit capable FTTP service. AT&T eventually plans to reach 67 markets/metro areas nationwide, covering 12.5 million locations by mid-2019. The new markets include...Learn More

It’s AT&T Versus Google Fiber in Mocking Blog Post

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It’s AT&T versus Google fiber in a mocking blog post from AT&T Senior Vice President for Wired and Wireless Products and Services Eric Boyer. Although Boyer never once mentions Google’s name in the post, there’s no doubt which Internet provider he is referring to in...Learn More

AT&T Aims to Quadruple Speeds for Businesses with 400G Ethernet Data Trials

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DALLAS, Oct. 28, 2016  — AT&T is continuing its network evolution by launching trials of 400 Gigabit Ethernet data speeds for businesses starting in early 2017. We intend to be the first in the industry to demonstrate a 400GbE service across our production network. When...Learn More

AT&T Launches IoT Pilot Using LTE-M — So What is LTE-M?

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AT&T this week launched what the company says is the first LTE-M enabled commercial site, which will support an Internet of Things pilot involving several companies, including PepsiCo, Samsung and others. “We think LTE-M will be the workhorse for low-power wide area” connectivity, said Cameron...Learn More

Report: U.S. Fixed Broadband Subscribers Decline in 2Q 2016

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The number of U.S. fixed broadband subscribers dropped by nearly 200,000 on a net basis in 2Q 2016, a decline of 0.2 percent, according to the latest market data from Point Topic. A 4 percent decline in the number of copper-based broadband connections was the...Learn More

Google Fiber Expansion Paused, Staff Let Go

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A planned Google fiber expansion has been halted and the broadband access provider will reduce its headcount, as it evaluates how and if it will bring ultra-broadband services to additional markets. The move has been rumored for a few months and was confirmed by Craig...Learn More

AT&T Time Warner Regulatory Approval is But One Hurdle for the Blockbuster Deal

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AT&T continues its move to transform itself into a media and mobile powerhouse with news of its Time Warner acquisition, announced over the weekend. With the move, AT&T could gain several blue chip media brands including HBO, CNN, Turner Networks, and Warner Brothers Studios, among...Learn More