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Posts tagged “AT&T”

Updated 8:06 a.m. yesterday

AT&T, CenturyLink, trade groups won't cave to FCC net regulation

Fiber optic network                    In a new court brief, Internet providers including AT&T, CenturyLink and several trade groups are refusing to give up their fight against Internet regulation as a utility that the FCC imposed earlier this year. AT&T made concessions to FCC demands to win approval for its DirecTV buy, but the brief shows lingering concern about what the FCC is doing.

7:12 a.m. Thursday

Premium Lock Inside AT&T: DirecTV, new revenue streams to drive growth

AT&T wants DirecTV     Analysis: In the wake of government approval for the acquisition of DirecTV, investment in Internet of Things opportunities and other acquisitions, AT&T is positioning itself for growth beyond its traditional channels such as smartphone subscribers.

July 24

Proto Labs on track; Jean Davis joins First Flight board; REACH NC moves to The Frontier; tablets, cars spur AT&T

Bulldog In today's Bulldog update of technology news: Proto Labs expansion on track; Jean Davis joins First Flight Venture Center board; REACH NC moves to the Frontier; tablets, cars spur AT&T growth.

July 22

FCC chair backs AT&T-DirecTV merger - with conditions

AT&T wants DirecTV     The head of the Federal Communications Commission has recommended approving AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV. The deal would create the country's largest provider of cable or satellite TV. But there are conditions.

July 21

Tech giants keep spending big on lobbying in DC

Dollar sign      Money talks in Washington, D.C., and technology giants keep spreading around the cash as it lobbies for everything from tax breaks to more business. AT&T stepped up its lobbying, for example, as it continues to try to win approval for its DirecTV deal. But the communications giant has plenty of company when it comes to investing in D.C.

Updated July 21

AT&T kicks off ultra-fast Internet, U-verse in Durham, Greensboro

AT&T GigaPower    AT&T executives along with business leaders from Durham will be on hand today for the formal launch of ultra-fast Internet service in the Bull City and Durham County as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. AT&T is also offering its U-verse entertainment network.

July 21

AT&T expands gigabit Internet service to Greensboro

Fiber optic network                    AT&T expands the reach of its fiber-optic Internet service to Greensboro on the same day it also took GigaPower into Durham. The network now offers service in parts of eight N.C. cities.

Updated July 20

AT&T formally launches ultra-fast Internet service in Durham

AT&T GigaPower    AT&T executives along with business leaders from Durham will be on hand today for the formal launch of ultra-fast Internet service in the Bull City and Durham County as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network.

July 17

Universities, AT&T to identify community high speed broadband opportunities

AT&T's U-Verse AT&T, the North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) and four prestigious North Carolina colleges and universities plan to create a community enablement panel to identify new opportunities when broadband becomes available. The move follows AT&T's launch of U-verse with its GigaPower high speed Internet service in the region, which debuts in Durham on Monday (July 20).

Updated July 17

AT&T bringing GigaPower to Durham

AT&T AT&T plans to launch its GigaPower high speed Internet service in Durham on Monday. AT&T said it would bring high speed service to Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Carrboro, Winston-Salem, and Chapel Hill last year when it was chosen as a provider for the Next Generation Network North Carolina. Durham is the last city on the list to get the service.

Updated June 30

Premium Lock AT&T extends DirecTV deal date; IBM chip plant sale OK'd; France detains Uber managers; Foursquare's 'mayorships;' a Novartis buy

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: AT&T extends its deal deadline for DirecTV; IBM receives final OK to sell chip plant; two Uber managers detained for questioning in France; Foursquare's "mayorships" are back; and Novartis buys a U.S. pharma firm.

Updated June 23

Premium Lock Google Fiber is here: Construction begins across Triangle

After years of lobbying for Google Fiber then waiting for service once the Triangle was picked as a site, the news many Triangle residents and businesses have hoped for is official: Construction of a 5,700 mile fiber-optic high-speed Internet and entertainment network by Google is finally getting under way.

Google Fiber installation underway in Triangle Google Fiber installation underway in Triangle

June 19

Premium Lock FCC to phone companies: You can stop unwanted robocalls

FCC        Tired of automated phone calls urging you to vote for a certain candidate or pitching you a cruise vacation? You can now tell your phone company that federal regulators say it's OK to block them. The question now is whether the phone companies have the technology to do it in a way consumers want.

Updated June 18

Premium Lock AT&T says it will fight $100M FCC fine for 'unlimited' data plans

AT&T                A divided FCC on Wednesday fined AT&T $100 million for offering "unlimited" data plans and then slowing access speed after consumers hit a certain amount. AT&T says it will fight the fine. Also, two of the five FCC commissioners dissent from the move.

Updated June 16

Premium Lock Report: Wi-Fi networks to carry up to 60% of mobile data

wifi Why are companies such as Raleigh-based Republic Wireless offering mobile calling and data plans that utilize Wi-Fi and giants such as AT&T and Time Warner Cable expanding their Wi-Fi networks? Because mobile data is heading that way big time. A new report spells out the trend - and the risks for providers.

June 15

Premium Lock AT&T formally launches ultra-fast Internet service in Charlotte

AT&T GigaPower    AT&T on Monday launched its ultra-fast Internet service in parts of Charlotte and surrounding communities.The Queen City area is the third market in North Carolina where AT&T has begun deployment of GigaPower as part of its U-verse entertainment and communications service.

Updated June 15

Premium Lock As net neutrality rules take effect, what's the impact?

The Broadband Report       "Net neutrality" rules under Internet regulation as imposed by the Federal Communications Commission took effect on Friday after a federal court denied a "stay" sought by Internet service providers. So what do the rules mean?

June 12

Premium Lock Startup Weekend features hackathon to develop apps for the disabled

Triangle Startup Weekend Developers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and more are gathering in Durham this weekend for Triangle Startup Weekend: Trailblazers. A highlight is a hackathon devoted to developing apps for the disabled. $100,000 in prize money is at stake at a national challenge in July.

Updated June 12

Premium Lock FCC's 'net neutrality' rules take effect Friday after court ruling

Net Neutrality "Net neutrality" rules for the Internet are set to take effect Friday after a federal court denied a move by service providers to delay them. However, the court also expedited a hearing on the rules, a move the Internet companies applaud.

June 5

Premium Lock The Internet-TV industry: Reviewing the wave of consolidations

Cable and Satellite TV Hookups ​Cable and satellite TV providers are joining together to get more heft as the Internet shakes up the television industry. By combining forces, cable companies can bulk up on subscribers, giving them greater power to negotiate with entertainment conglomerates that supply content. They also can gain access to new technologies.

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