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Posts tagged “AT&T”

Updated 4:12 p.m. Friday

AT&T, wireless trade groups ask FCC to 'stay' some broadband changes

FCC       AT&T and communications industry trade groups are asking the FCC to "stay" some of its recent decision to regulate Internet services. The "stay" request does not ask for a delay of fast lanes or throttling. But the providers are seeking relief from some of the ruling. Friday's request follows a lawsuit filed in April.

6:09 a.m. Wednesday

AT&T fires a top executive over racist text; $100M lawsuit continues

AT&T              AT&T on Tuesday confirmed that it has fired Aaron Slator, a president who became the subject of a $100 million discrimination lawsuit for using his work phone to send racially offensive images.

Tags: AT&T
2:41 p.m. Monday

Premium Lock Inside AT&T: Internet of things, gigabit Internet, DirectTV are next frontiers

AT&T GigaPower   Analysis: Many changes are afoot at AT&T, as a review of its latest earnings report and what's happening across the company shows. For example: AT&T will capitalize on IoT and new acquisitions to offset decelerating phone subscriber growth in 2015, writes analyst Eric Costa of Technology Business Research.

Updated 2:29 p.m. Monday

AT&T, video streamers among big winners in Comcast-TWC deal collapse

Comcast Time Warner Cable The breakdown of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal is being seen as a blow to Comcast and the cable industry in general. Conversely, it's being hailed as a victory for consumer advocates and the competitors of the two companies.

April 23

Facebook call app; AT&T expects merger OK; FCC killing Comcast-TWC deal?; Facebook earnings; eBay thinks small

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: Want to make a call on Facebook? There's an app for that; AT&T sees DirecTV merger advancing; is the FCC killing the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal?; Facebook strong in mobile ads; eBay thinks small as PayPal split nears.

Updated April 23

Google launches own wireless service for $20 a month - or less

Google is offering a wireless phone service designed to pressure major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless into lowering their prices. Sprint and T-Mobile are its partners. Customers will be charged only for the data they used. Like Raleigh-based Republic Wireless, Google's service is a blend of cellular and Wi-Fi technology.

April 15

As FCC chair defends 'net neutrality,' AT&T, trade groups sue

Fiber optic network                   AT&T, the CTIA wireless trade association as well as the National Cable and Telecommunications Association and the American Cable Association launched lawsuits Tuesday against the FCC's recently passed "net neutrality" rules. But in a speech the FCC chair defends the rules and the FCC says it expects to prevail.

April 13

Report: AT&T performance leads wireless providers in Raleigh

AT&T              AT&T is the No. 1 wireless provider in the Raleigh metro area for the second consecutive time, based on independent testing by RootMetrics. Verizon is second. AT&T led in all tested categories but one. However, T-Mobile is rising fast.

Updated April 9

AT&T beefs up standard Internet speeds in Triangle

AT&T              Competition is driving up choice and Internet speeds across the Triangle with AT&T launching the latest round of faster access on Thursday. Customers can now get much faster net access even if they can't get AT&T's fiber network or don't want it. Time Warner Cable also recently began upping its Internet speeds.

Updated April 8

FCC smacks AT&T with record $25M fine for data breaches

AT&T              AT&T is paying a whopping $25 million in a settlement with federal regulators over data breaches at call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines that compromised customer data for some 280,000 U.S. customer accounts.

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April 2

Premium Lock Republic shares PC Mag wireless award but criticized for lack of phone choice

A Moto G     Raleigh-based Republic Wireless, which earned the top prepaid honor from Consumer Reports last November, is co-No. 1 in a new "Readers' Choice" survey from PC Mag. And the company is moving to address the one big complaint from customers: Lack of phone choice. Big carriers offer more phones but ranked much lower in the survey: T-Mobile No. 5, Verizon No.7, AT&T No. 12 and Sprint No. 13.

April 2

Premium Lock IBM-Apple mobile health apps; AT&T vs. FTC; Sling-HBO deal; no selfies at Lollapalooza; feds steal bitcoins?

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Latest mobile apps from the IBM-Apple partnership target health; AT&T has to face unlimited data case from FTC; Dish's Sling gets HBO; no selfies at big music festivals; and two federal agents face bitcoin theft charges.

Updated March 31

Premium Lock Take that, Google: AT&T rolls out gigabit Internet in Google's backyard

AT&T GigaPower   AT&T is taking the battle for ultra-fast Internet business into Google's own backyard, launching service this week in Cupertino - the hometown of Apple. Coverage of the story in the Valley is quite interesting. Take a look.

March 28

Premium Lock AT&T donates $33,000 for PC training at gigabit Internet kickoff

AT&T's Foundation is making a $33,000 to a PC and Internet training program in Raleigh as part of the launch for ultra-fast Internet access known as the North Carolina Next Generation Network. The City of Raleigh's "Digital Connectors" program is receiving the money.

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Updated March 27

Premium Lock Ultra-fast Internet network coming first to Raleigh community center

The North Carolina Next Generation Network formally launches on Saturday at a community center in Raleigh. AT&T is building the network across the Triangle and parts of the Triad in partnership with several municipalities and four universities.

Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP

Updated March 24

Premium Lock Internet providers file lawsuits against FCC 'net neutrality' rules

FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Internet service providers on Monday filed two lawsuits against the new "net neutrality" rules adopted by the FCC. Previous net neutrality rules were struck down in federal court, and providers such as AT&T and Verizon are trying the legal route once more to halt new rules that seek to govern Internet providers as utilities.

Updated March 23

Premium Lock RDU's wireless access plunges in latest report on performance

RDU's wireless service slips Travelers passing through Raleigh-Durham International Airport are not getting the fastest and most reliable wireless Internet and phone service as they get at other airports, according to a new report. RDU drops to No. 40 from No. 14 among 50 major airports.

March 20

Premium Lock AT&T's $40M error; GSK job cuts; Amazon 1-hour delivery; Salix $78M parachutes; GSK inhaler; China freedom group attacked

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: AT&T takes a $40M hit in a lawsuit; GSK is cutting 150 jobs in Pa.; Amazon expands 1-hour delivery service; Salix handing out $78M in golden parachutes; GSK wins OK for inhaler; and a China web freedom group is under attack.

Updated March 18

Premium Lock AT&T slashes ultra-fast Internet prices, expands services in Triangle

Fiber optic network                   AT&T is expanding the markets in the Triangle where it is offering ultra-fast Internet service and at the same time is slashing prices to as low as $70 per month from the previous $120. Current AT&T customers also may see automatic increases in speed by March 31. Plus, AT&T is boosting Wi-Fi speeds.

March 6

Premium Lock Apple will replace AT&T in the Dow Jones industrial average

Apple    S&P Dow Jones Indices said the switch will take place after the close of trading on Wednesday, March 18. Apple will start trading as part of the 30-stock Dow at the opening of trading the next day.

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