State-Funded Broadband Networks Draw Opposition

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A planned statewide middle-mile broadband network in Kentucky that originated from a state government initiative has come under fire from opponents. And a proposal for a similar network in West Virginia also has encountered opposition. The experiences in the two states illustrate the perils of...Learn More

Report: Smart Home Satisfaction Higher for Devices Than Apps

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Buyers of smart home technology are happier with individual devices than they are with the apps designed to control those devices, according to new market research from Argus Insights. Argus compiled data from nearly 50,000 smart home device and app reviews for its ¨Examining the...Learn More

ILEC Competitors: Special Access Contract “Fresh Look” Could Be Coming

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The special access market is not competitive — and based on data it has collected, the FCC is likely to assert that, said representatives from a range of organizations that buy special access circuits on Wednesday. Representatives from companies such as Sprint and Level 3,...Learn More

AT&T Fiber Reaches 1 Million New Business Customer Locations

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Dallas, Texas — January 20, 2016 — AT&T today announced that it has added 1 million additional business customer locations to its fiber network since 2012 when the company began its aggressive fiber expansion program. The expansion helped extend the AT&T U.S. fiber network another...Learn More

AT&T Filing to Discontinue Operator Services Offers a Blast from the Past

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Collect calls could become a thing of the past if AT&T has its way. The company has filed a petition with the FCC for permission to discontinue the service, along with other operator assisted offerings such as international directory assistance. The move represents AT&T’s latest...Learn More

AT&T Wins FCC Deal, Despite Harsh Words for the Commission

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AT&T has won a major contract to provide the FCC with IP connectivity. In the five-year deal, AT&T will interconnect FCC offices and data centers to support mobile and cloud-based applications, offering the FCC the ability to change network and Internet needs on demand. AT&T...Learn More

AT&T Introduces New Unlimited Plan For AT&T Wireless and DIRECTV Subscribers

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AT&T is kicking off the New Year with a new unlimited wireless data offer for its new and existing TV subscribers who like watching their favorite videos and TV shows almost everywhere. Beginning tomorrow, new and existing AT&T consumer wireless customers who have or add...Learn More

AT&T Smart City Framework Taps IoT

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AT&T is reaching further both inside and outside the organization to leverage innovative IoT technology and develop Smart City solutions. Alliances have been formed with Cisco, Deloitte, Ericsson, GE, IBM, Intel and Qualcomm Technologies to support its smart city framework and build more connected communities,...Learn More

Donovan on AT&T Wireless Deployment Plans: Timing is Everything

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The economics of cellular network deployments are highly dependent on timing, said AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of Technology & Operations John Donovan today. Donovan illustrated this assertion with several examples in a question and answer session about AT&T wireless deployment plans at the Citi...Learn More

AT&T 4G LTE to Power Ford SYNC Connect in More Than 10 Million Vehicles in North America by 2020

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Las Vegas, Nevada — January 5, 2016 — Ford and AT&T are bringing high-speed connectivity and an even better owner experience to customers this year – with plans to connect more than 10 million customers to Ford SYNC® Connect within the next five years. SYNC...Learn More

AT&T Partners for 4G LTE IoT Modules

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AT&T on January 4, announced it is introducing a new line of generic 4G LTE IoT modules that can be used across a broad range of IoT applications. Broadly speaking, its new line of LTE IoT modules simplifies and lowers the cost of deployments, as...Learn More

Coming Soon: 50 Gigabit States

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It’s been almost three years since former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski set a goal of having at least one gigabit network in every state by 2015. The year is now over and by Telecompetitor’s tally, we didn’t quite make it – but we’re close.  We...Learn More