Behind the AT&T 5G Evolution 20-City Launch

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AT&T today said it will launch AT&T 5G Evolution wireless service in 20 markets before year-end, beginning with a launch in Austin, Texas today. The news is the latest example of how major national carriers AT&T and Verizon are hoping to differentiate their offerings based...Learn More

AT&T Fixed Wireless Service for Rural Markets Will be Capped and Start at $60/month

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AT&T fixed wireless services for rural markets launched in Georgia, the company announced today. The 10 Mbps fixed wireless service will serve 400K locations by the end of the year, and 1.1 million locations across 17 additional states by 2020. The fixed wireless service will...Learn More

AT&T Fiber Locations Approach 5 Million, Launches 8 New Markets

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AT&T fiber locations now reach 52 major metro markets, with the addition of 8 new markets, the company announced today. AT&T markets their gigabit service as AT&T Internet 1000 in these fiber fed locations, which began in Austin, Texas in 2013. The new markets include...Learn More

Moffett: At the End of the Day, Cable Industry 5G May Prevail Over All Others

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Speaking at the WiFI Now Conference (Tysons Corner, Va) today, leading telecom industry analyst Craig Moffett had some pretty provocative statements regarding wireless, including suggesting that cable industry 5G efforts may ultimately win, even over wireless carriers. Moffett postulates this idea, while also criticizing the...Learn More

Moffett: 600 MHz Auction Results Suggest Cable Wireless Service Not Much of a Threat

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The possibility that a cable wireless service would arise to offer competition to the nation’s four major wireless carriers appears less likely than it did before results of the 600 MHz auction were released last week, noted Moffett Nathanson Research in a research note today....Learn More

About Half of Fifty 600 MHz Auction Winners Are Rural Companies

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AT&T, Comcast, Dish Network and T-Mobile were the big winners in the voluntary auction of TV broadcast spectrum in the 600 MHz band completed several weeks ago, the FCC announced this afternoon. Fifty 600 MHz auction winners, about half of which were rural carriers, collectively...Learn More

5G Spectrum Drives $1.6 Billion AT&T Straight Path Purchase

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AT&T said today that it plans to acquire Straight Path Communications in a $1.6 billion deal. Straight Path’s primary assets are spectrum licenses in bands suitable for 5G deployment. The AT&T Straight Path purchase will bring those licenses – in the 39 GHz and 28...Learn More

AT&T to Add 4K Coverage to Masters Tournament

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El Segundo, California — April 4, 2017 – It’s been said playing at Augusta National Golf Club is like being in the most perfect picture ever painted. Starting Thursday, AT&T1 and DIRECTV will bring viewers closer than ever to that picture when they apply their...Learn More

AT&T Free HBO Promotion Gives Premium Channel to Unlimited Wireless Customers

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A new announced AT&T free HBO promotion ups the ante for the ongoing unlimited wireless wars. AT&T will now give unlimited wireless plus plan subscribers a complimentary subscription to HBO Go, the streaming version of the popular premium channel. The AT&T free HBO promotion applies...Learn More

AT&T Wireless, Analytics Supports Smart Military Base, Maybe Improved Morale as Well

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AT&T said today that it is providing LTE connectivity and analytics capability for a smart military base pilot at Maxwell Air Force Base. The pilot includes four key elements, explained Rocky Thurston, assistant vice president and client executive – defense for AT&T Global Public Sector,...Learn More

Major Providers Defend FCC Reversal of ISP Privacy Protections

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Despite an outcry by consumer groups, major Internet service providers are defending congressional action last week to reverse ISP privacy protections adopted late last year under the previous presidential administration. ISPs had argued that those protections were unneeded and that they were unfair because they...Learn More

FirstNet Plans Finally Revealed, AT&T to Spend $40B on National Public Safety Network, Create 10K Jobs

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AT&T said today that it will spend about $40 billion over 25 years to build, operate and maintain a nationwide mobile broadband public safety network, dubbed FirstNet. In return, the carrier will be able to share 20 MHz of spectrum in the 700 MHz band...Learn More

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