FCC Approves Frontier Purchase of Connecticut AT&T Lines

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STAMFORD, Conn. July 25, 2014 – Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) announced today that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved its proposed acquisition of AT&T’s local wireline, broadband and video operations in Connecticut.  The company is currently also seeking approval from the Connecticut Public Utilities...Learn More

Dallas/Fort Worth GigaPower Expansion Outlined by AT&T

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AT&T is moving quite quickly with its plans to deploy GigaPower service to Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding cities. GigaPower is the name that AT&T has given to the fiber-to-the-home infrastructure it plans to deploy in various communities nationwide. That infrastructure can support...Learn More

SpeedSpot: Google Wi-Fi Gives Starbucks an 18x Speed Boost

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Realizing a 10-fold improvement in Wi-Fi network speed seems like a lot to hope for, or expect, but that’s what Starbucks was expecting when it switched from AT&T to Google last year. Turns out the results have exceeded expectations, according to SpeedSpot. Downstream, Wi-Fi network...Learn More

AT&T Inks Another North Carolina Gigabit Deal

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CARRBORO, N.C., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Town officials ratified an agreement with AT&T to bring ultra-fast Internet access to residents and businesses in Carrboro.  AT&T will provide U-verse® with AT&T GigaPower℠ over a fiber network with speeds capable of up to 1 gigabit per...Learn More

AT&T Enhances Toggle BYOD Offering

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DALLAS, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T is making it easy for workers to carry just one smartphone. New enhancements to AT&T Toggle® give network administrators more control, employees more flexibility and organizations more security when preparing for a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environment. With the latest...Learn More

FCC Announces Merger Review Teams for Comcast-TW Cable and AT&T-DirecTV

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July 7, 2014 — Washington, D.C. – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced today the members of an inter-bureau steering committee and the working team leaders established to coordinate the agency’s review of  merger applications from Comcast-Time Warner Cable-Charter and AT&T-DirecTV. Jonathan Sallet, General...Learn More

AT&T Revenue Mix Would Change Dramatically, Post-DirecTV

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How soon will AT&T and Verizon, whose revenues once were driven by voice products, find they both generate more fixed network revenue from video and high speed access than from voice? Answer: AT&T will likely get there sooner than Verizon. In fact, AT&T might find...Learn More

ACSI: ISP, Pay-TV Customer Satisfaction Lowest of 43 Industries Studied

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U.S. consumers aren’t particularly pleased with the overall quality of their Internet Service Providers (ISPs), or their pay-TV services and providers for that matter, according to the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) report. Americans rated subscription television service and ISPs (65 and 63, respectively...Learn More

Rural Wireless Consolidation Continues with AT&T/ Plateau Deal

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Rural communications service provider Plateau Telecommunications said today that it has reached an agreement to sell its wireless operations in eastern New Mexico and West Texas to AT&T, making Plateau the latest in a long line of small carriers that have moved away from the...Learn More

AT&T Wins Another North Carolina Gigabit Deal

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Town officials ratified an agreement with AT&T to bring ultra-fast Internet access to residents and businesses in Chapel Hill.  AT&T will provide U-verse® with GigaPowerSM over a fiber network with speeds capable of up to 1 gigabit...Learn More

Amazon Fire Smartphone Strategy: Drive E-Commerce, Leverage E-Commerce Platform

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Just when we thought exclusive deals between smartphone vendors and wireless carriers were a thing of the past, along came the Amazon Fire smartphone. The innovative device, announced yesterday for a July 25 launch, will be available only through AT&T – at least for now....Learn More

Regardless of Mobile Telecom M&A, Market May Have Four to Five Key Players

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Oddly enough, whether Sprint decides to bid for T-Mobile US, and whether that deal is approved or rejected, the U.S. mobile market is may likely retain its current structure. Only the names might change. Over the longer term, Comcast may emerge as the number-three provider,...Learn More