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Posts tagged “AT&T”

January 27

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.

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

Premium Lock 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.

Updated October 9, 2015

Premium Lock Lea(R)n lands $350K Gates Foundation Grant

Lea(R)n, creator of an award-winning online resource for educators, LearnTrials, which closed a seed round of funding of more than $800,000 in July, has received a $350,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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October 9, 2015

Premium Lock AT&T ahead of its peers, TBR analysts say

Over 135 analysts converged at AT&T's world headquarters in Dallas to hear directly from C-Level and senior executives what the operator is up to in business, technology and go-to-market strategy, and where the operator aims to be in the future. TBR analysts report on the event.

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October 8, 2015

Premium Lock Report names AT&T highest ranked wireless network in Durham

Rootmetrics A new report from RootMetrics names AT&T the highest ranked local wireless network in Durham. Last August, AT&T shared the award with Verizon. Verizon was tops in Greensboro and Charlotte posted a three-way tie.

Updated October 7, 2015

Premium Lock FCC grants AT&T waiver allowing it to offer calling over WiFi

AT&T The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted AT&T's request for a waiver allowing it to proceed with its WiFi calling plans.

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