AT&T/DirecTV Approval Expected to Include Broadband Deployment Condition

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AT&T may be required to commit to deploying higher-speed broadband to more rural customers and to offering stand-alone broadband as a condition of its acquisition of DirecTV, which could receive Justice and FCC approvals as soon as next week, according to news reports. According to...Learn More

Wheeler Recommends Rural Auction Credits in 600 MHz Auction

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Small rural companies bidding on spectrum in the upcoming auction of TV broadcast spectrum would have the opportunity to obtain 15% bidding credits if a proposal made by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler last week is adopted by the commission. Wheeler’s proposal, which is circulating within...Learn More

AT&T to Invest Some $3 Billion in Mexico Mobile Internet Expansion

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AT&T intends to expand its high-speed mobile Internet service to Mexico, creating what they hope will be a converged market in North America, serving some 400 million people. AT&T on June 25 announced it will invest some $3 billion in the expansion and expects its...Learn More

AT&T to Face Record $100 Million FCC Fine

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The FCC has been active with their industry enforcement role recently. The latest illustration is a proposed $100 million fine against AT&T  for “misleading consumers” on their unlimited wireless data plans. It’s the largest fine ever issued by the FCC and AT&T plans to fight...Learn More

AT&T: Nearly 22 Million IoT Connected Devices on Our Network

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AT&T hasn’t been wasting time when it comes to finding and taking advantage of opportunities in the vast, fast emerging Internet of Things (IoT) market space. According to a June 15th press release, AT&T announced signed IoT agreements with more than 136 companies spanning a...Learn More

Internet2 ONOS /SDN Application Eliminates Need for Core Routers

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Software defined networking (SDN) concepts are critical to new capabilities launched on the Internet2 research and education network. Five higher education institutions are connected to a virtual network slice controlled via open source SDN network operating system (ONOS) technology and can exchange traffic with traditional...Learn More

U-verse with AT&T Gigapower Launches Today in Charlotte and Surrounding Area

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 15, 2015 – Today, AT&T launched U-verse with AT&T GigaPower to residential and small business customers in parts of Charlotte and surrounding communities.  Customers have a new choice for ultra-fast Internet access from AT&T –  delivering the speed customers need to power...Learn More

Cogent and AT&T Enter Into Interconnection Agreement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. AND DALLAS, TEXAS, June 10, 2015 – Both companies issued the following statement: Cogent (NASDAQ: CCOI) and AT&T (NYSE:T) have signed a long-term, bilateral interconnection agreement for their IP networks. This will not only improve efficiency of traffic exchange, but also create additional...Learn More

Central Office Transformation: CORD Demo on Tap

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It’s time to add another acronym to the telecom lexicon: CORD, for “central office re-architected as data center.” The idea behind CORD is to use software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) to “transform . . . carrier functions into workloads that are...Learn More

AT&T U-verse Internet 75 Rolls Out in Nine New Markets

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AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet 75 is now available in nine new market territories. Via U-verse Internet 75, subscribers in Chicago, Cincinnati, Little Rock, Tulsa and five additional markets will have access to the full panoply of AT&T U-verse’s digital services, which include voice, video...Learn More

AT&T Network Transformation Looks to Facebook, Southwest Airlines

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During a keynote session yesterday at the Big Telecom Event,  AT&T Senior Vice President for Network Architecture and Design Andre Fuetsch outlined AT&T’s approach to network evolution and transformation. In the simplest of terms, AT&T wants a network that’s more akin to Facebook or Google,...Learn More

ACSI: Pay-TV, ISP Customer Satisfaction Declines

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U.S. customers are less satisfied with pay-TV and Internet providers than they were last year at this time, according to the latest University of Michigan ACSI (American Customer Satisfaction Index) report. Customer satisfaction with pay-TV services provided by the likes of Comcast and Time Warner...Learn More