AT&T Targets Cord Cutters with New $39 Broadband + OTT Offer

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Video service providers are beginning to get a little more creative with TV bundles in the hopes of capturing subscribers who either no longer want the “300 channel line-up” package or never subscribed to it in the first place. The latest example is a $39...Learn More

Ovum: Global LTE Subscriptions Reach 250 Million

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The number of LTE mobile broadband subscriptions worldwide reached the 250-million milestone in 1Q 2014, according to an update from Ovum’s World Cellular Data Metrics. The U.S. is the world’s largest LTE market, according to the latest data, with Verizon Wireless and AT&T – the...Learn More

Will New AT&T Business Fiber Push Help Clarify Google Fiber Business Services Plans?

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AT&T announced today a renewed focus on business class services with AT&T Business Fiber, which will use fiber-to-the-building technology to offer symmetrical broadband speeds of 25 Mbps to 300 Mbps. Eventually, AT&T Business Fiber will offer speeds of up to 1 Gbps. AT&T Business Fiber...Learn More

Mobile Vs. Wired Broadband Speeds: A Reversal Ahead?

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Mobile substitution has been a nightmare for fixed network service providers, the chief case in point being consumer purchases of “voice services.” In many markets, including the United States, consumers simply are abandoning use of fixed network voice, in favor of mobile calling. At the...Learn More

Report Finds Strong Intent to Purchase a Connected Car

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Built-in network connectivity is going to have a big influence on consumers’ vehicle purchase decisions, according to a new study from AT&T Drive Studio and Ericsson. Half of all drivers surveyed in the U.S., Germany, Brazil, Japan and China said they would switch automobile brands...Learn More

Apple Watch Requires an iPhone; iPhone 6 Carriers Include the Big Four

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Connected multi-purpose devices have been making strides toward obsoleting single-purpose products one by one (viz. cameras, CD players, radios, books and e-readers). The latest device in high-tech firms’ sights is the wristwatch — but if the launch of the Apple watch today is any indication,...Learn More

AT&T RFD-TV Deal Aims to Appease Regulators

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AT&T today said it has reached an agreement to add rural cable channel RFD-TV to its U-verse Video lineup. The move is not a surprise, considering that as of August, about half of the letters the FCC had received about AT&T’s planned purchase of DirecTV...Learn More

Stay Focused During Wireless Price Wars

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It’s official. We’re in the middle of a fierce wireless price war by national wireless carriers. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon have all introduced new plans, undercutting each other in the past few weeks, with more to come. This war impacts wireless and wireline carriers...Learn More

AT&T Adds St. Louis to its Gigabit Plans

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ST. LOUIS, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T today confirmed it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to the City of St. Louis. The all-fiber network will bring symmetrical upload and download broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, and AT&T’s most advanced...Learn More

Gig.U: Lessons Learned from Early Gigabit Deployments

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As the gigabit network movement gains momentum, stakeholders have learned a variety of lessons from the nation’s earliest deployments of the ultra-high-speed broadband service, notes Gig.U in a report released today. Gig.U, an organization that has been working with university communities for several years with...Learn More

AT&T, T-Mobile Make New Strikes in Wireless Price War

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The wireless price war continues. AT&T on Friday joined in on the fighting through its Cricket Wireless business, offering customers a $100 bill credit through October 18 for T-Mobile and Sprint customers who port a number to Cricket. And today T-Mobile said it would quadruple...Learn More

T-Mobile/ Sprint Wireless Pricing War Escalates

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T-Mobile and Sprint escalated the wireless pricing wars today. T-Mobile said that next week it will begin offering unlimited mobile data at no extra charge for 12 months to Simple Choice customers who get a friend to switch to T-Mobile and will also give the...Learn More