Gig.U: Lessons Learned from Early Gigabit Deployments

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As the gigabit network movement gains momentum, stakeholders have learned a variety of lessons from the nation’s earliest deployments of the ultra-high-speed broadband service, notes Gig.U in a report released today. Gig.U, an organization that has been working with university communities for several years with...Learn More

AT&T, T-Mobile Make New Strikes in Wireless Price War

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The wireless price war continues. AT&T on Friday joined in on the fighting through its Cricket Wireless business, offering customers a $100 bill credit through October 18 for T-Mobile and Sprint customers who port a number to Cricket. And today T-Mobile said it would quadruple...Learn More

T-Mobile/ Sprint Wireless Pricing War Escalates

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T-Mobile and Sprint escalated the wireless pricing wars today. T-Mobile said that next week it will begin offering unlimited mobile data at no extra charge for 12 months to Simple Choice customers who get a friend to switch to T-Mobile and will also give the...Learn More

AT&T Adds Cupertino to its Gigabit Plans

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Cupertino, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 — AT&T today confirmed it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to the City of Cupertino. The all-fiber network will bring symmetrical upload and download broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, and AT&T’s most advanced TV services...Learn More

AT&T Picks Jacksonville to Expand Gigabit Footprint

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Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 19, 2014 — AT&T today confirmed it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to the City of Jacksonville. The all-fiber network will bring symmetrical upload and download broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, and AT&T’s most advanced TV services...Learn More

RootMetrics: Verizon Tops in Mobile Network Performance

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In real-world, mid-year testing of the speed and reliability of mobile networks across the nation, RootMetrics found that Verizon Wireless dominated in nearly all aspects, with AT&T following close behind. Sprint and T-Mobile generally remained a step behind, though RootMetrics sees the latter as a...Learn More

LRG: Cable Broadband Subscribers Exceed Video Subscribers

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Representing about 93 percent of the market, the seven largest U.S. cable companies and telcos added nearly 385,000 new high-speed Internet subscribers on a net basis in 2Q 2014. High-speed Internet subscriber rolls among the seven now total more than 85.9 million, according to the...Learn More

J.D. Power: Demos Boost Mobile Customer Satisfaction

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Substantial benefits accrue to wireless carriers when their sales representatives demonstrate cell phone or tablet service to wireless customers prior to purchase. Customer satisfaction “improves considerably and the propensity to visit the same retailer again doubles,” according to the second volume of the semi-annual J.D....Learn More

Stankey: AT&T Fixed Wireless Broadband Will Use Fallow Spectrum

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AT&T Group President and Chief Strategy Officer John Stankey today offered additional details about the fixed wireless broadband offering that the company previously agreed to make available in some rural areas if the company’s plan to purchase DirecTV is approved by regulators. Stankey made his...Learn More

AT&T Announces Gigabit for Miami

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MIAMI, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T today confirmed it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to the City of Miami. The all-fiber network will provide services featuring symmetrical upload and download broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, and AT&T’s most advanced...Learn More

AT&T GigaPower Austin Gets the Gigabit Jump on Google Fiber

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AT&T announced that current Austin, Texas based subscribers to their 300 Mbps GigaPower Internet service will soon see upgrades that deliver 1 Gbps, fulfilling GigaPower’s initial launch promise. Existing customers will not need to do anything to receive the 1 Gbps upgrade. AT&T reacted quickly...Learn More

AT&T Enhances Push-to-Talk Offering

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DALLAS, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T* Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) is more versatile and feature-rich than ever before for field workers. AT&T EPTT offers businesses a larger selection of accessories and devices, more flexibility when migrating from older legacy CDMA push-to-talk systems, and greater control...Learn More