Posts tagged “AT&T”

February 2

Premium Lock Sprint ends 2016 on high note but still faces challenges

Sprint Analysis: Sprint has resurfaced as a stronger competitor within the postpaid phone market, exemplified by the carrier outperforming Verizon and AT&T in postpaid phone net additions for the fourth consecutive quarter in 4Q16. But what's ahead in 2017?

January 31

Premium Lock As fiber expansion continues AT&T gears up for ultra-fast AirGig trials

Project AirGig - utilizing patented technology to transmit data at fiber-like speeds over power lines - is coming closer to reality at AT&T with "at least" two trials coming this fall. Meanwhile, the communications will continue expanding its fiber network in the Triangle and elsewhere while also testing next-generation wireless broadband (5G).

Updated January 26

Premium Lock Inside AT&T: Earnings reflect organic growth struggles

AT&T                           Analysis: AT&T reports a year-to-year decline in consolidated revenue for the first time in nearly four years, reflecting its struggle to increase growth organically, says Technology Business Research analyst Steve Vachon.

January 20

Premium Lock Cost of progress: Gas, water lines cut, holes left behind in fiber installation

Cut water lines, no power, gas leaks - these are just some of the issues that homeowners across the Triangle have reported as more and more communities upgrade to offer faster internet speeds using fiber optic cable.

Laying fiber Laying fiber

January 12

Premium Lock FCC's expected chief dismisses report challenging free data plans

The Broadband Report       Ajit Pai, the FCC commissioner expected to be named the group's chairman by President-elect Donald Trump, dismisses a new FCC report that says big carrier free data plans violate "net neutrality."

January 3

Premium Lock Bandwidth.com's David Morken joins Trump FCC transition team

David Morken, a co-founder of Bandwidth.com and Republic Wireless which recently spun out from Bandwidth, is the newest member of the FCC transition team selected by the incoming Trump administration. And he steps into a hot debate: Whether to repeal "net neutrality."

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Updated December 30, 2016

Premium Lock Review: Direct TV Now may appeal to cord-cutters

AT&T introduced its steaming service, Direct TV Now on November 30 with a low initial price for early adopters of only $35 a month for more than 100 channels. It's obviously aimed at cord cutters looking for cheaper options to cable and satellite TV, although it has some limitations.

Direct TV Now is live. Direct TV Now is live.

December 23, 2016

Premium Lock AT&T names marketing exec to head Time Warner merger transition team

AT&T                           AT&T has named Lori Lee, a senior executive vice president and global marketing officer to head the integration of its $85 billion merger with Time Warner when the deal closes.

Updated December 8, 2016

Premium Lock Senators grill AT&T, Time Warner execs: Will merger mean lower prices?

Senators questioning the logic of a proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner turned their focus to the nickels and dimes of the issue, at least as to how the $85.4 billion mega-deal would affect Americans. OK, you say this huge merger will enhance, not quash, competition and benefit consumers. Will it actually reduce prices that consumers pay?

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Updated December 2, 2016

Premium Lock  FCC: AT&T, Verizon shouldn't exempt own apps from data caps

FCC        U.S. regulators are calling out AT&T and Verizon for exempting their own video apps from data caps on customers' cellphones.

December 2, 2016

Premium Lock What to stream? How DirecTV Now compares to other online TV services

DirecTV app DirecTV Now is the latest online TV service to offer an alternative to cable or satellite packages that can easily cost about $100 a month. Here's a sampling of the increasing variety in streaming services.

Updated November 29, 2016

Premium Lock AT&T kicks off DirecTV streaming service Nov. 30

AT&T's new video streaming service, creatively dubbed DirecTV Now, will launch Nov. 30, the communications giant says.

November 22, 2016

Premium Lock 'Trump rally' lifting many Triangle tech stocks

Bullish     If you missed out on the "Trump rally" that began after election night futures plunged 800 points, it still may not be too late to capitalize. CNN Money says more records could fall today, and Triangle tech stocks have climbed - with some exceptions.

November 21, 2016

Premium Lock Verizon, AT&T deepening IoT plays with telematics

The Broadband Report       Verizon and AT&T are moving deeper into the Internet of Things through telematics as recent deals with John Deere and a large shipping management firm demonstrate.

November 14, 2016

Premium Lock Broadband update: Is net neutrality at risk? Plus : AT&T-DirecTV data move worries FCC

The Broadband Report       Will broadband policy change under a Donald Trump presidency? And what about AT&T's latest move? Federal regulators say that they are concerned that AT&T's exempting its DirecTV unit from cellphone data caps could hurt competition. Here's WTW's latest broadband update.

November 1, 2016

Premium Lock AT&T's Internet of Things play: Disrupt market with end-to-end capabilities

AT&T                           Analysis: Most of the recent headlines about AT&T have focused on its offer to buy Time Warner. But there's plenty of other news, too. AT&T, for example, is focusing heavily on Internet of Things, which is forecast to be a multi-trillion-dollar market by Cisco. So what's AT&T's strategy? Here's an in-depth, two-part analysis.

Updated October 27, 2016

Premium Lock In shots at Google Fiber, AT&T touts fiber growth, says it reaches 150K Triangle locations

Shortly after Google Fiber announced a pause in its network expansion as well as layoffs and a change in CEO, AT&T responds with a blog post and information that takes thinly disguised shots at its rival. Plus, AT&T boasts how far and fast its network has grown in the Triangle and elsewhere. This is the latest in flame wars between the two companies who have feuded quite bluntly in recent months.

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October 26, 2016

Premium Lock AT&T to close flooded Goldsboro call center; workers offered chance to transfer

AT&T                           AT&T is closing a call center in Goldsboro that was flooded during hurricane Matthew but the affected employees are being offered a chance to transfer to other locations. AT&T is offering them a $10,000 relocation allowance.

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