AT&T Lets Customers Put Connected Cars on Wireless Plans

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Wireless customers have become accustomed to adding tablets, hotspots and other devices to smartphone price plans. AT&T is hoping customers also will put connected cars on wireless plans, announcing new options today in that area. Also today the carrier announced a new ad campaign called...Learn More

AT&T Launches Ultra-Fast Internet Speeds in the Bay Area

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Mountian View, California  — May 17, 2016 — AT&T today launched ultra-fast Internet service in parts of San Francisco, San Jose, Dublin, Mountain View, Santa Clara and San Ramon.  These communities are in addition to the parts of the Cupertino area where we initially launched...Learn More

Telecom Disaster Recovery: We Drop in on an AT&T Drill

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When a weather-related or other emergency strikes, telecom disaster recovery ranks right up there with power and sanitation in terms of importance. Telecompetitor was reminded of this today when we dropped in on an AT&T telecom disaster recovery drill in Chicago – one of numerous...Learn More

Ahead of DIRECTV OTT Streaming Launch, AT&T Acquires Quickplay

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AT&T is busily preparing for an upcoming DIRECTV OTT streaming launch, and is acquiring Quickplay in the process. Quickplay provides a managed video platform that powers OTT, TV Everywhere, and other digital video solutions. AT&T already uses Quickplay for their U-verse TV platform. AT&T is...Learn More

G.fast Bandwidth Improvement Better Positions Copper Broadband Against Cable, DOCSIS

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Broadband component manufacturer Sckipio Technologies hopes its new chip announced today will help telcos better compete with cable companies by enabling G.fast bandwidth to be dynamically allocated between the upstream and downstream paths. G.fast technology originally was developed to support high bandwidth over short copper...Learn More

AT&T Technology Plans: FTTP Expansion Benefits Wireless

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Having both a wireline and wireless business continues to yield synergies for AT&T, as illustrated by comments about AT&T technology plans made today by Scott Mair, AT&T senior vice president of technology planning and engineering.Mair made his comments in a question and answer session at...Learn More

AT&T Expands Gigabit Service for Business

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San Francisco, California — May 10, 2016 — AT&T is adding faster Internet speeds for more businesses over AT&T Business Fiber. Business customers in the San Francisco area can now enjoy download and upload speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps). AT&T Business Fiber is a blazing-fast Internet...Learn More

AT&T Selects Synacor for Portal Services

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BUFFALO – May 4, 2016 – Synacor, Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNC), the trusted multiscreen technology and monetization partner for video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers and enterprises, today announced that AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), the largest pay TV provider in the United States, has awarded a portal...Learn More

AT&T Expands NFL Game Streaming Through DirecTV

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AT&T announced an expansion of NFL game streaming through its NFL Sunday Ticket feature for DirecTV. The expansion allows all NFL Sunday Ticket subscribers to stream all out-of-market NFL games. Previously, the streaming feature was reserved for NFL Sunday Ticket Max subscribers, who incurred additional...Learn More

AT&T IoT: Solar Deal; Integrated Cellular Plus Satellite Service

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AT&T made a couple of important moves involving the Internet of Things this week, including a deal with Globecomm to provide integrated cellular plus satellite service for IoT applications. Additionally AT&T announced it had entered into an agreement with SunPower – an integrated solar power...Learn More

Proposed Charter, TWC, Bright House Deal Conditions Would Prohibit Interconnection Fees

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler yesterday recommended approval of a long-awaited cable industry megamerger. But the Charter, TWC, Bright House deal conditions would prohibit the merged company from charging interconnection fees and from imposing usage-based pricing and data caps. Apparently the merged company also would be...Learn More

Access from AT&T Launches, Offering $5 a Month Internet for Low Income Users

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AT&T today officially launched Access from AT&T, an Internet for low income users product costing as little as five dollars a month. The company last year agreed to offer the service as a condition of its acquisition of DirecTV. Households in AT&T’s local service territory...Learn More