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Posts tagged “AT&T”

May 20

Premium Lock Experts: TW Cable-Comcast deal could help AT&T-DirecTV merger

AT&T wants DirecTV   Antitrust experts say AT&T's bid for DirecTV could reap immediate regulatory rewards. Coming so quickly on the heels of a rival cable company merger --the pairing of Comcast and Time Warner Cable-- makes it easier for regulators to approve both transactions because they create two counterbalanced giants in pay TV.

Updated May 20

Premium Lock Texting 911 for emergencies coming to North Carolina

Tracking cell phones  In a big step toward moving the nation's emergency dispatch system out of voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s, four major wireless phone companies are now providing text-to-911 services to local governments that want it. North Carolina is among the states where the program is being launched.

Updated May 20

Premium Lock AT&T could score big with NFL in DirecTV buy

One of the hidden benefits of AT&T's $48.5 billion planned purchase of DirecTV is that it raises the possibility of making DirecTV's programming crown jewel, NFL Sunday Ticket, more broadly available on mobile devices.

Updated May 19

Premium Lock AT&T aims for TV's future with $48.5B deal for DirecTV

AT&T looks to grow   With 5.7 million U-verse TV customers and 20.3 million DirecTV customers in the U.S., the combined AT&T-DirecTV would serve 26 million. That would make it the second-largest pay TV operator behind a combined Comcast-Time Warner Cable, which would serve 30 million under a $45 billion merger proposed in February.

Updated May 19

Premium Lock Quick facts: Summing up AT&T-DirecTV deal

AT&T is seeking to acquire DirecTV for $48.5 billion, of $95 per share, in a deal to help it better compete with rivals. Why is it happening? What's next?

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Updated May 19

Premium Lock Inside the AT&T-DirecTV merger: What can consumers expect?

Merger Telecommunications giant AT&T is proposing a $48.5 billion merger with satellite TV provider DirecTV. If the deal goes through, here's what customers can expect, based in part on information provided by the companies.

May 12

Premium Lock Cary agrees to lease terms for Google Fiber 'huts'

Fiber optic network            Cary's Town Council says it has struck an agreement with Google for lease terms that would allow Google to place "fiber huts" in the town's limits should Google chose to deploy its super-fast Internet and entertainment network in the Triangle.

Updated May 8

Premium Lock Jobs report helps show why Raleigh-Durham should be one metro area

A new report from financial news and advice site WalletHub demonstrates - again - why Raleigh, Durham and the Triangle need to be united as one Metropolitan Statistical Area. A Triangle MSA would boost our region's hopes of gaining more media attention and, hopefully, more jobs as well as talented people who want to relocate. The Next Generation Network consortium is an example of what a united Triangle can produce.

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May 2

Premium Lock Lenovo CEO is first Edison Award winner from outside North America

Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing, Lenovo's Yoga folding tablet and two computing achievements by AT&T are recognized as winners in the annual Edison Awards. Yang receives a top individual honor as being "among the elite serving

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May 2

Premium Lock Google Fiber: Triangle metros meet initial deadlines

Governments in cities under consideration for the next round of Google Fiber network expansion have all meet the Internet giant's deadline for filling out a "checklist." That group of cities includes Raleigh, Durham

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Updated May 2

Premium Lock With business surging, Quintiles ups guidance; Street likes the news

Quintiles' headquarters    A year after returning to the public markets, Quintiles celebrates some good news. The world's global life science services provider, reports revenues topped $1 billion for the second consecutive quarter. Meanwhile, net income and earnings per share surge $42 million and 27 cents compared to one year ago., topping expectations from Wall Street analysts. Quintiles also increases its financial expectations for the year.

Updated May 1

Premium Lock AT&T reportedly wants to buy DirecTV in a $40B deal

AT&T    Communications giant AT&T is interested in acquiring satellite broadcaster DirecTV in a deal that would be worth some $40 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. AT&T recently announced plans to deploy a fiber-optic network in the Triangle and is investing in a new online video venture.

May 1

Premium Lock Triangle steps up Google Fiber drive with new film: #FIBEREDUP

Community activists striving to bring Google Fiber and its ultra-fast Internet service to the Triangle are intensifying their efforts. Tonight they premier a film titled #FIBEREDUP which they hope demonstrates to Google how important fiber-optic service would be.

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April 24

Premium Lock Verizon's $130 billion deal to take over of all of Verizon Wireless is helping lift its profit.

Verizon The largest U.S. cellphone carrier on Thursday posted a 23 percent profit increase in its first quarter, during which it completed the acquisition of the 45 percent stake in its wireless division from British cellphone carrier Vodafone Group PLC.

April 23

Premium Lock Installment plans for phones drive AT&T wireless growth

AT&T Next Although customers in the installment plan, called Next, aren't locked into traditional two-year service contracts, they pay the entire cost of phones in installments. As a result, AT&T doesn't have to pay hundreds of dollars per customer in subsidies. In return, customers can get a new phone as often as every year instead of every other year.

Updated April 22

Premium Lock AT&T joins investment group to launch $500M online video venture

AT&T    The move comes amid rapid growth in online video services. AT&T, a telecoms giant, already offers TV content through its U-Verse service, which competes with more traditional cable TV providers. With online video, though, it could attract customers of Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and other services - including people who've stopped paying for traditional broadcast, cable or satellite TV.

Updated April 21

Premium Lock AT&T expands gigabit Internet plan to more Triangle, NC markets

AT&T touts its GigaPower   AT&T says it will expand super-fast Internet services to as many as 100 additional cities in 25 metropolitan areas, several of which are in the Triangle and North Carolina. Apex, Garner and Morrisville have been added to the Triangle target list that already includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carborro and Cary.

April 16

Premium Lock Raleigh signs on to AT&T ultra-fast Internet plan

The Raleigh City Council on Wednesday authorized the city manager and attorney to contract with AT&T to bring the communications provider's next-generation internet and cable service to local residents.

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Updated April 16

Premium Lock Smartphone kill switch coming? Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment

New iPhones         A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

Updated April 10

Premium Lock Triangle ultra-fast Internet group backs AT&T plan

The race to be first to bring gigabit-speed Internet access across the Triangle and Triad may be won by AT&T, not Time Warner Cable or Google Fiber. The North Carolina Next Generation Network consortium says it is recommending that six city governments approve AT&T's proposal. However, the group is not precluding other companies from the project.

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