Frontier Gigabit Service Launches in Durham, N.C.

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Updated After a service provider announces plans for gigabit service for a city, it usually doesn’t take long before another service provider announces plans for ultra-high-speed service, in some cases pre-empting the first announced company by launching service first. An example of this phenomenon came...Learn More

AT&T Sale of Connecticut Lines to Frontier Completed

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October 24, 2014 — STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) today announced completion of its $2 billion acquisition of AT&T Inc.’s (NYSE: T) wireline business, statewide fiber network, and U-verse operations in Connecticut. As part of the acquisition, Frontier also acquired AT&T’s DISH satellite TV...Learn More

J.D. Power: OS is Increasingly Important Smartphone Purchase Criteria

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An operating system (OS) lies at the heart of any mobile data device, and their importance is only growing with uptake of more more powerful mobile devices and more advanced mobile application software. For mobile device users, smartphone OSs are an increasingly important factor in...Learn More

AT&T Gigabit Markets to Include Chicago and Atlanta

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AT&T said today that it will bring its GigaPower gigabit broadband offering to Chicago, Atlanta and three other Georgia markets, including Decatur, Newnan, and Sandy Spring. Back in April, AT&T said it was considering making its gigabit service available in as many as 100 cities nationwide,...Learn More

AT&T and Blue Jeans Let Businesses Conduct Video Conferencing Anytime, On Almost Any Device

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DALLAS, Oct. 7, 2014 – AT&T* and Blue Jeans Network will offer on-demand video collaboration services to AT&T’s business customers. Businesses of all sizes that use AT&T Video Meetings with Blue Jeans will be able to host work sessions on almost any desktop, mobile device...Learn More

Connected Car Revenue Models and Forecasts

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Connected cars have recently become a key AT&T new product initiative, for perhaps obvious reasons: AT&T wants to fuel growth (revenue and subscriptions) for its mobile business. AT&T expects meaningful subscriber growth for its connected car services in the next three to five years, and...Learn More

AT&T to Pay $80 Million to FTC for Consumer Refunds in Mobile Cramming Case

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As part of a $105 million settlement with federal and state law enforcement officials, AT&T Mobility LLC will pay $80 million to the Federal Trade Commission to provide refunds to consumers the company unlawfully billed for unauthorized third-party charges,...Learn More

ITS Telecom Launches Symmetrical Gigabit Service

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Florida-based ITS Telecom joins the ranks of rural telcos offering gigabit service – with a couple of twists to its implementation. Unlike some other companies that offer gigabit speeds only on the downstream path, ITS’s service will be symmetrical, supporting gigabit speeds in both directions....Learn More

BroadbandVision: Practical Advice, a Glimpse at the Future

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The BroadbandVision conference in Las Vegas this week offered network operators the opportunity to share business tips with one another and to learn about new business and technology developments heading their way. The event brought together large and small broadband service providers, with a wide...Learn More

AT&T Partners with Amazon for On-Demand Cloud

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DALLAS, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are working together to extend AT&T NetBondSM to AWS. Customers will have a new high performing and highly-secure choice to connect to AWS, including the ability to scale their network at the same...Learn More

J.D. Power Finds Improved Phone, TV, Internet Customer Satisfaction

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Performance, reliability and connection speed problems declined from last year as TV and Internet service providers (ISPs) continue to upgrade networks, according to three U.S. wireline studies released September 25 by J.D. Power. Surveying residential customers’ experiences with TV, Internet and phone services across four...Learn More

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