Amid Perfect Storm of Video Competition, AT&T Video Losses Mount: OTT to the Rescue?

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AT&T video losses are accelerating, with the carrier reporting it lost 390K traditional video subscribers in the third quarter of this year. That significant loss of Directv and U-verse TV subscribers is somewhat offset by net adds of 300K DIRECTV NOW subscribers, AT&T’s streaming OTT...Learn More

AT&T Touts Fewer TV Commercial Interruptions as Potential Benefit of Time Warner Merger

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AT&T envisions the possibility that the number of ads during TV shows could decrease when the company’s planned merger with Time Warner is completed, said AT&T Chief Financial Officer John Stephens at an investor conference today. AT&T addressable advertising capabilities will improve dramatically with Time...Learn More

DIRECTV NOW Cloud DVR Will Come Courtesy of New Unified AT&T Entertainment Platform

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AT&T is working on a unified platform for all of its video services, including DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW, and U-verse TV. A DIRECTV NOW Cloud DVR will be the first feature to show up from this new platform evolution, coming this summer, the company announced. Currently,...Learn More

LRG: Gutting of AT&T U-verse Sinks Telco Video Momentum, Cable and OTT Rejoice

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The nation’s leading cable TV providers experienced the lowest number of annual video subscriber losses since 2006 last year, the year telcos first introduced video services, according to the latest from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). The nation’s six largest cable companies lost some 280,000 video...Learn More

Total AT&T Fiber Markets Grow to 46 with New Additions

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Total AT&T fiber markets now number 46, with the addition of two new metros in South Carolina and Arkansas. AT&T also announced the expansion of its fiber reach in Sacramento. The additions are part of AT&T’s stated goal of reaching 67 metro markets with gigabit...Learn More

AT&T Says Goodbye to U-verse

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AT&T is phasing out the U-verse brand in favor of a simpler approach to its products. AT&T Internet and AT&T Phone will replace U-verse Internet and phone. AT&T has already implemented a shift away from U-verse TV to its Directv brand for video, and there...Learn More

RCN, Verizon Top List of Best ISPs for Business

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PC Magazine readers rated RCN at the top of the list of the best ISPs for business, followed closely by Verizon Fios. This was the second year PC Magazine ranked the best ISPs for business. Last year Verizon Fios earned top honors. Verizon Fios’s 2016...Learn More

AT&T GigaPower Map Plots Gigabit Coverage

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A new AT&T GigaPower map leverages interactive GPS technology to plot AT&T’s gigabit capabilities across 425,000 eligible apartments and condos. This gigabit coverage spans 56 markets nationwide, AT&T reports in a blog post. “The apartments shown offer an internet connection over fiber today, and you...Learn More

AT&T Data Allowances Raised for U-verse, GigaPower; Unlimited Data Offered

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Starting August 21, AT&T data allowances will be raised to one terabyte (TB) for U-verse subscribers in speed tiers up to and including 300 Mbps. That’s three times the amount that those with U-verse service speeds below 12 Mbps have at present and nearly double that...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

As $10.5 Billion Frontier/ Verizon Deal Closes, a Report Card on Frontier Acquisitions Strategy

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Frontier Communications became a considerably larger company and Verizon shrunk somewhat with the news today that Frontier’s $10.5 billion acquisition of Verizon landline operations in California, Texas and Florida has been completed.  To mark the occasion, I thought it would be appropriate to put together...Learn More

AT&T Adjusts Broadband Data Caps with Unlimited Data Plan Tied to Video Bundle

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The latest news on the broadband data caps trend is a new forthcoming AT&T unlimited data plan, which is tied to bundling U-verse or DirecTV video service. Monthly data allowances have been in place for AT&T broadband customers since 2011. Beginning May 23rd, those allowances...Learn More

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