Posts tagged “AT&T”

July 13

ISPs surprise net neutrality fans on protest day (+ video)

AT&T says it supports an "open internet" and believes companies shouldn't block web content or slow down videos from other providers. Rather, AT&T says it merely opposes the FCC rules that set it in place. Comcast and Verizon joined AT&T in making that distinction. ISPs don't like the FCC's approach because it treats internet service as a utility and comes with more oversight. They worry about price regulation and say the rules hurt broadband investment.

Updated June 26

AT&T launches wireless broadband for NC rural, 'underserved' areas + How to get the service

AT&T                            AT&T is expanding its fixed wireless broadband efforts across North Carolina and seven other states, targeting rural and what it calls "underserved" areas. Plus: How much the service costs and how to find out if you can get access.

Updated June 23

Premium Lock Drones in DC: PrecisionHawk CEO shares face time with Trump

Michael Chasen, the recently named CEO of Raleigh drone startup PrecisionHawk, went to the White House on Thursday for some face-to-face time with President Trump. He asks the President to consider less regulation for the drone industry.

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Updated June 12

Premium Lock AT&T's $85.4B deal for Time Warner: A new bet on synergy + Graphical views

AT&T's $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner represents a new bet on synergy between companies that distribute information and entertainment to consumers and those that produce it. Plus: Get multiple graphical views of the deal from various financial perspectives.

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Updated June 12

Premium Lock Inside AT&T: Earnings miss but CEO optimistic; interactive graphic plots earnings

AT&T                            AT&T on Tuesday reported a quarterly profit that slightly missed Wall Street expectations as it added fewer customers on contracts and other core plans than it did the year before. Our wrapup includes an interactive graphic on the earnings and what AT&T's top executive had to say about the financials.

May 30

Premium Lock WRAL TechWire Hall-of-Famer Venessa Harrison: The journey from operator to president AT&T North Carolina

Born in Raleigh to a family that included 10 children, Venessa Harrison rose through the corporate ranks at AT&T to become president of the communication giant's operations in North Carolina. A champion for her native state, she pushed for early deployment of AT&T fiber, helped land the North Carolina Next Generation Network, and now is pushing broadband access for all communities in the firm's service area. For her efforts, Harrison is one of the first five people named to WRAL TechWire's Hall of Fame. Here's an in-depth Q&A about her life, career, memories and challenges.

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Updated May 16

Premium Lock Beating 'ransomware:' How Durham auto parts firm won its battle

Auto parts manufacturer AW North Carolina turns to AT&T for help when its own enterprise network came under attack through "ransomware." The AW case serves as an example of how companies can defeat such attacks as the "Wannacry" global onslaught over the past several days. In an exclusive interview, the GM for AW North Carolina talks about how his firm fought back - and won.

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Updated May 12

Premium Lock 5G bidding war: Verizon tops AT&T for Straight Path

The Broadband Report       Verizon has won a bidding war with AT&T for Virginia-based Straight Path, a major holder of wireless spectrum. The deal is seen as part of Verizon's strategy to offer next-generation 5G wireless broadband services.

Updated April 28

Premium Lock Venessa Harrison: The journey from operator to president AT&T North Carolina

Born in Raleigh to a family that included 10 children, Venessa Harrison rose through the corporate ranks at AT&T to become president of the communication giant's operations in North Carolina. A champion for her native state, she pushed for early deployment of AT&T fiber, helped land the North Carolina Next Generation Network, and now is pushing broadband access for all communities in the firm's service area. For her efforts, Harrison is one of the first five people named to WRAL TechWire's Hall of Fame. Here's an in-depth Q&A about her life, career, memories and challenges.

Updated April 27

Premium Lock First WRAL TechWire Hall of Famers: Five pillars of NC's tech success

The first five recipients of WRAL TechWire's Hall of Fame honors for lifetime achievement are well-known contributors to the growing, evolving success of North Carolina's high tech, life science and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

April 26

Premium Lock Inside AT&T: Consumer biz initiatives yield minimal results - so far

Analysis: AT&T's unlimited data strategy strengthens its position as an integrated solutions provider, but did not generate postpaid net additions in 1Q17, notes Technology Business Research Analyst Steve Vachon.

Updated April 26

Premium Lock AT&T sheds more lucrative wireless customers in 1Q

AT&T Inc. on Tuesday said it lost more of its most lucrative wireless customers during the first three months of the year as the country's biggest mobile carriers try to lure customers from each other with offers of unlimited data plans.

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