Posts tagged “AT&T”

Updated August 30

Premium Lock Verizon: Network upgrade doubles download speeds in RTP, US

Verizon is promising a doubling in download speeds as it brings online a network upgrade technology called LTE Advanced. The Triangle, Fayetteville and North Carolina's major metro areas are among the 461 markets where the upgrade officially took effect on Monday.

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Updated August 24

Premium Lock Verizon makes clean sweep in latest wireless testing

Verizon   Verizon is the clear winner in the latest round of wireless networks testing by research firm RootMetrics. AT&T slips to No. 2 after sharing or winning the top spot in each of the previous five tests. But the data shows competition is close with Sprint and T-Mobile showing signs of strength, too.

Updated August 8

Premium Lock Inside AT&T: How does communications giant grow revenue?

The Broadband Report       Analysis: After reviewing AT&T's latest financial results, Technology Business Research Analyst Steve Vachon points out that growing revenue is becoming a greater challenge.

Updated August 5

Premium Lock Want ultra-fast Internet service? AT&T offers another service locator map

A new interactive map from AT&T shows where apartment and condo residents can receive ultra-fast Internet access. The map joins an earlier offering that tells home owners and renters if service is available for specific addresses.

AT&T's new GigaPower locator map AT&T's new GigaPower locator map

August 4

Premium Lock Wireless network study: Which is fastest? Best 4G availability?

A new survey of wireless network performance as provided by AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint offers an interesting insight into speed, availability, and more.

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Updated July 19

Premium Lock Report: As consumers building own video bundles, cable firms suffer

A new report finds that consumers are becoming more comfortable building their own bundles of video services. That's bad news for traditional cable companies.

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Updated July 15

Premium Lock AT&T, CommScope, Verizon join 5G group; feds pledge $400M to wireless effort

Wasting no time in capitalizing on new FCC rules designed to free up spectrum for high-speed wireless, the Obama administration is pledging $400 million to drive 5G research. An industry consortium is lining up private sector partners for the effort.

July 14

Premium Lock Industry praises FCC after opening spectrum for 5G

Often at odds with the FCC over such debates as "net neutrality," communications giants AT&T and Verizon as well as two industry groups had only words of praise with the fed regulatory agency after it voted to open up spectrum for the next generation of wireless communications: 5G.

June 23

Premium Lock Tech Links: IBM Watson medical imaging; Google, AT&T vs. FCC; Lenovo smartphone supply chain; Tencent gaming buy; good GSK drug news

High tech In today's Tech Links roundup of news impacting the Triangle: IBM forms a new Watson alliance for assessment of medical imaging - 2 reports; the FCC may budge on its cable box proposal after hearing opposition from AT&T and Google; Lenovo vows to revamp its supply chain to right smartphone business; Tencent, which owns a big part of Cary-based Epic Games, buys "Clash of Clans" creator; and GSK gets good news on a COPD combination therapy.

Updated June 22

Premium Lock Providers: 'Coming together,' engagement are keys to making NC broadband plan work

Reaction from Internet providers in North Carolina to the McCrory Administration's NC Broadband Report is still coming in. And early indications are that the private sector players will call for "coming together" as well as community engagement to make universal access a reality by 2021.

Just how fast is gigabit Internet? Just how fast is gigabit Internet?

Updated June 22

Premium Lock State Broadband Plan targets 'universal' high-speed access by 2021

Fiber optic network                      Recognizing that government at all levels can become partners rather than obstacles in deployment of broadband networks across the state, the McCrory administration unveils a "State Broadband Plan" that aims to provide "universal access" by 2021.

June 20

Premium Lock AT&T broadens reach of NC Next Generation Network

AT&T is expanding the reach of its fiber broadband network across North Carolina, and a key driver remains the North Carolina Next Generation Network. As part of its commitment to that project, AT&T provides free Internet access to a growing number of community centers and low income housing.

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Updated June 14

Premium Lock Court upholds 'net neutrality;' AT&T, others will appeal; backers celebrate

FCC        A federal appeals court has upheld the government's "net neutrality" rules that require internet providers to treat all web traffic equally. AT&T says it will appeal. Activists in favor of the rules celebrate.

Updated June 7

Premium Lock Cisco's 2020 forecast: Faster nets driven by smartphones, IoT demand

Gaze into the Cisco crystal ball ... In less than four years, people worldwide will be using smartphones more than PCs while sending and receiving data at ever-faster speeds. Meanwhile, the Internet of Things explosion will mean more than three times the number of net-connected devices than humans.

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