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Posts tagged “AT&T”

Updated February 4

Frontier: 'We applaud' ConnectHome net plan, touts own efforts

Frontier Communications Frontier Communications offers praise for the ConnectHome plan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which includes a partnership with Google Fiber. But Frontier, which provides services in the Durham area, points out its own efforts to expand broadband access.

February 3

AT&T applauds Google Fiber's 'free' offer to community centers, notes its own efforts to bridge 'digital divide'

AT&T GigaPower     While praising Google Fiber's announced plans Wednesday to offer free ultra-fast Internet access to public housing communities, AT&T notes it is already doing so at several Triangle and Triad locations. And a new program for discounted access is coming.

Updated February 3

Cam and the Selfies: A mobile data record for Panther fans

Here's a snapshot of just how wildly popular social media is becoming at sporting events: Cam Newton and the NFC Panthers generate a record buzz in championship game. Yes, Cam's enthusiasm is infectious. My, how the sports experience is changing - in the stadium and at home.

Updated January 28

Premium Lock FCC could take 'immediate action' to speed up broadband

The FCC is scheduled to unveil a new report today about the availability of broadband. But it's also likely to create more tension between the industry and the agency which already are fighting in court over "net neutrality" and Internet regulation.

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January 27

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.

Updated January 22

Premium Lock AT&T's fiber network surges past 23,500 business customers in NC

The Broadband Report       In December, AT&T put on a job fair in the triangle, hoping to hire 80 technicians for its expanding GigaPower and fiber-optic network services. Part of the reason became clear this week: AT&T has added more than 23,500 business customers to its network over the past couple of years.

January 11

New AT&T offer triggers question: Are unlimited data wireless plans coming back?

AT&T and DirecTV      AT&T is once again experimenting with offering unlimited data plans to smartphone customers while promoting its DirecTV service, signaling a potential reversal of industry trends toward data caps and charges for big video watchers.

January 1

Premium Lock As AT&T drops 2-year contracts, here's how providers ending phone discounts will help customers

AT&T                   AT&T will no longer offer discounted phones with two-year contracts starting Jan. 8. Before you rush out to beat the deadline, consider that you might be better off paying full price for the phone. That's because phone companies also reduce the monthly bill for voice, text and data services when you buy your own phone or bring a used one. The AP explains.

December 17, 2015

Premium Lock AT&T to 'transition' managed app, hosting services to IBM

IBM                          AT&T says it will "transition" its managed applications and managed hosting services to IBM in a deal announced Thursday after the markets closed. IBM will gain data space in AT&T data centers, but AT&T will keep networking and cloud services.

December 17, 2015

Premium Lock RDU International reaches agreement with Uber, Lyft for ride-sharing

RDU International Airport has reached a formal agreement with ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft that spells out how they can pick up and drop off riders.

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Updated December 17, 2015

Premium Lock FCC to question AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile about free data plans

FCC The Federal Communications Commission has sent letters to AT&T, T-Mobile and Comcast seeking more information about free data plans. FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler says the letters aren't part of an investigation, but concerns have been expressed about whether the plans go against recently implemented net neutrality rules.

December 17, 2015

Premium Lock AT&T looking to hire more than 80 technicians in Triangle

Help wanted sign        As AT&T continues to expand its GigaPower high-speed Internet and entertainment network across the Triangle, the communications giant needs workers. On Friday, AT&T is holding a job fair as it looks to fill more than 80 technician jobs.

December 7, 2015

Premium Lock Report: FCC's plan for Open Internet may be 'unraveling'

FCC        In a report based on the give-and-take at last week's federal appeals court hearing regarding "net neutrality" and Internet regulation by the FCC, U.K.-based consulting firm Strand Consulting offers its analysis about where the issue stands. Is the "Open Internet" plan in trouble?

December 7, 2015

Premium Lock FCC net neutrality is regulatory overreach,' trade group says

Fiber optic network                     A key federal appeals court judge who thwarted the last push to make sure consumers get equal access to the Internet appeared open Friday to the government's revised plan. But a trade group representing Internet service providers says Internet regulation by the FCC is "regulatory overreach."

Updated December 4, 2015

Premium Lock AT&T, Verizon, others resume 'net neutrality' fight today

FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler An AT&T executive says "net neutrality" rules have forced the company to "shelve" potential new products, and the legal fight over the rules imposed by the FCC earlier this year resumes in a federal appeals court today.

December 4, 2015

Premium Lock Report: 'Net neutrality' doesn't always mean innovation

Fiber optic network                     The U.S. net neutrality debate resumes in a federal appeals court today with providers such as AT&T and Verizon fighting to overturn FCC rules implemented earlier this year. But the regulation of Internet providers isn't a battle in the U.S. alone, and a new report from a U.K. consulting firm warns that regulation has its perils.

Updated December 1, 2015

Premium Lock Report ranks AT&T No. 1 in fierce Triangle wireless battle

AT&T                   Verizon is dominating wireless service ratings across the U.S., according to independent testing firm RootMetrics - but not in the Triangle. The firm's latest reports rank AT&T as No. 1 in Raleigh, Durham and at RDU International Airport. However, the battle is tight as all four major carriers are improving their service levels and speed.

November 9, 2015

Premium Lock AT&T launches high speed Internet in Garner

AT&T AT&T today announced that their high speed Internet, U-verse, is now available in Garner, N.C., and three other cities in the state.

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Updated October 12, 2015

Premium Lock More than half of wireless operators plan WiFi hotspot ugrades

WBA By the end of next year, you should find it increasingly easy to make wireless calls over carrier-grade WiFi hotspots.More than half of wireless operators have plans to deploy carrier-grade WiFi and 80 percent also plan deployments of in the areas of Internet of things and machine to machine communication. So says the annual report on the state of the WiFi ecosystem by The Wireless Broadband Alliance.

October 9, 2015

Premium Lock Heat Biologics shares get a boost with clinical trial set to start

Heat Biologics Heat Biologics (Nasdaq:HTBX), a clinical-stage cancer immunotherapy company, said that it has completed enrollment of the full 75 patients in the blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled arms of the Phase 2 clinical trial of its drug for the treatment of high-risk, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer. Heat shares saw its shares gain a moderate rise on the news.

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