AT&T Powers Whopper Wi-Fi

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MIAMI, April 16, 2014 – Burger King Corp. (BKC) has expanded its long-standing relationship with AT&T* by launching AT&T Wi-Fi services for all of its U.S. restaurants. The upgraded platform, “WHOPPER® Wi-Fi” replaces and upgrades current restaurant Wi-Fi networks to provide BURGER KING® guests an...Learn More

AT&T Gigabit Broadband Likely Coming to North Carolina

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AT&T took the unusual step late last night of announcing that it is “in advanced discussions” to bring a gigabit network to parts of the Triangle and Piedmont Triad regions of North Carolina. Normally companies like AT&T wait until a deal is iron-clad before announcing...Learn More

AT&T HBO Bundle Targets Potential Cord Cutters for $40 per Month

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There is an ongoing debate about the true impact of video cord cutting. One side of the argument says consumers are actively cutting the cord to save money or because they consume video differently than the traditional ‘smorgasbord’ channel line-up model. The counter argument points...Learn More

Alarm Company Opposes Legislation Targeting TDM-to-IP Transition

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AT&T’s plans for TDM-to-IP transition trials are clashing with efforts to de-regulate telecom – an initiative the company also has been championing. Consumer advocates and ADT, one of the nation’s largest alarm companies, are asking Kentucky lawmakers to delay passing a telecom deregulation bill until...Learn More

AT&T Leverages Landline, Wireless Assets for Free U-verse Promotion

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AT&T yesterday launched a promotion that many of its competitors will have difficulty matching. The company said it will offer up to one year of free U-verse High-Speed Internet service in parts of several states for small business customers that meet certain criteria.  The offer...Learn More

FCC Releases Additional Connect America Fund Dollars to AT&T and Windstream

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AT&T and Windstream will be able to bring broadband to more than 20,000  additional locations that currently cannot get broadband service as the result of a public notice issued by the FCC on Friday. AT&T will get an additional $5.2 million and Windstream will get...Learn More

AT&T Completes Acquisition of Leap Wireless

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March 13, 2014 — DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AT&T* today closed its acquisition of prepaid wireless provider Leap Wireless International Inc., which operates under the Cricket brand. AT&T announced in July 2013 that it would acquire all of Leap’s stock and wireless properties, including licenses, network assets, retail...Learn More

Wireless Pricing War: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Announce New Plans

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In the last four days, three of the nation’s four major wireless carriers announced new pricing and product packages, underscoring the increased competitiveness of the U.S. wireless market. The latest announcement comes from AT&T, which will launch a lower priced 2 gigabyte (GB) Mobile Share...Learn More

Granite Exec Shares Concerns About AT&T’s TDM-to-IP Transition Trials

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A competitive carrier that has reseller agreements with all of the major local phone service providers wants to know how AT&T plans to handle resellers in its TDM-to-IP transition plans. The company, Granite Telecommunications, has 1.3 or 1.4 million TDM voice lines, including 400,000 to...Learn More

AT&T FTTH Will Expand to Additional Markets

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AT&T will launch fiber-to-the-home service in Dallas this summer, said AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson at a Morgan Stanley financial conference focused on communications today.  Stephenson said AT&T also will deploy FTTH in markets where it can get the same terms and conditions it received in...Learn More

AT&T Domain 2.0 Strategy Aims To Re-Invent Standards Bodies, Role Of Vendors

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After separating out its manufacturing business back in the 1990s, AT&T again sees a strong product development role for its internal staff, the company reveals in a position paper referenced in a post from AT&T Chief Technology Officer John Donovan last week. In the paper...Learn More

AT&T’s TDM-to-IP Transition Trial Proposes LTE, U-verse Voice Service Replacements

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AT&T aims to replace traditional landline voice service with a combination of LTE and U-verse in TDM-to-IP transition trials it wants to conduct in rural Carbon Hill, Ala. and in suburban Miami. The company filed its proposal with the FCC yesterday and said it expects...Learn More