Survey: Time Children Spend Online to Increase During Schoolyear

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Parents expect their school-age children will spend less time planted in front of the TV set once the school year begins, but not necessarily spend less time using connected devices, converged TV and video advertising specialist Videology found in an online survey of of U.S....Learn More

AT&T and Verizon CAF Plans for Rural Broadband Heading in Two Different Directions

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AT&T and Verizon CAF plans were revealed today, and it appears they have differing views on their rural broadband future. AT&T joins the list of telecom companies that have opted to accept most of the Connect America funding they were offered by the FCC earlier...Learn More

T-Mobile Joins Competitive Carriers Association Data Services Hub

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Washington, DC – August 27, 2015 – Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) announced today T-Mobile has joined CCA’s Data Services Hub (Hub) to help expand its relationships with competitive carriers across the United States.  T-Mobile joins over a dozen participating rural and regional carriers in a...Learn More

DirecTV Expands 4K Video Capability

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A new set-top box from DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T family, makes it possible for more customers to watch 4K Ultra HD (UHD)* programming on nearly any 4K TV. The new 4K Genie Mini, which is about...Learn More

Pew Teens Online Research: Making Friends Online is Commonplace

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Nearly 6 of 10 U.S. teens ages 13-17 (57 percent) have made a new friend online. Social media and online game playing were the most common digital media channels teens used to strike up new friendships, according to Pew Research Center. Three in 10 (29...Learn More

Google OnHub Poised to Shake Up Wi-Fi Router Market

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Is this Google Fiber or the Nexus smartphone and tablet all over again? Google today announced OnHub – a new Wi-Fi router from networking equipment manufacturer TP-LINK that the Internet giant apparently had a hand in creating. As Google explains in a short video, the...Learn More

No Herd Following for AT&T on Subsidized Cellphones: Smart Move?

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Some fresh thinking about wireless comes from Anthony Ruben of Inflection Point Consulting, who penned a research note titled “AT&T Has a Unique Opportunity to Zig While the Market Zags” for Seeking Alpha. According to Ruben, Sprint’s announcement this week that it will no longer...Learn More

With $3.3 Billion in Bidding Credits Rejected, What’s Next for DISH Network?

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The possibility of DISH Network offering fixed broadband in rural areas could be in jeopardy now that the FCC has denied bidding credits in the recent AWS-3 spectrum auction to two companies that are majority owned by DISH. The bidding credits, intended to give small...Learn More

AT&T Digital You Offers On-Line Safety Resources

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AT&T has assembled a wealth of online tools and resources to support its Digital You online safety initiative announced today. The company worked with organizations such as Common Sense Media, the National Cyber Security Alliance, The Family Online Safety Institute and others in assembling the...Learn More

Behind Bell’s LTE-A Tri-Band Launch

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Canadian carrier Bell is touting its new LTE-A Tri-Band capability, which the company says is the first to launch in North America. The service uses spectrum in the 700 MHz, AWS (2100 MHz) and PCS (1900 MHz) bands, a Bell spokesman wrote in an email...Learn More

J.D. Power: Wireless Purchase Experience is a Mixed Bag

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Better sales efficiency and being able to exceed customer expectations are key attributes contributing to higher satisfaction among full-service wireless customers who have bought service online, according to the J.D. Power “2015 U.S. Wireless Purchase Experience Full-Service Customer Performance Study – Vol. 2” and the...Learn More

Shentel Will Acquire NTELOS in $640M Regional Wireless Tie Up

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Two mid-Atlantic regional wireless providers are coming together, with news that Shentel will acquire NTELOS for approximately $640 Million, including net debt. The two providers are geographically positioned next to each other and were both affiliates of Sprint in one form or another. The deal...Learn More