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Posts tagged “AT&T”

January 17

Premium Lock FCC explores options in fight for Internet access rules

FCC  As it fights to reclaim the power to require equal treatment of Internet traffic, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has two paths in a regulatory battle pitting phone carriers against Web companies: Seek new legislation or look at "Ma Bell" monopoly phone regulation as in the days of the breakup for AT&T.

Updated January 13

Premium Lock AT&T teams up with Beats Music for streaming music offer

AT&T is teaming up with Beats Music to offer subscription-based music streaming that will take on Spotify, Rhapsody and Rdio. Beats Music hopes to make what has been a money-losing category as hip and profitable as its gear.

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Updated January 9

Premium Lock Take that, AT&T: T-Mobile to pay fees for customers to switch carriers

T-Mobile touts its network coverage T-Mobile US Inc. Chief Executive Officer John Legere, a self-styled rebel of the wireless industry who was thrown out of an AT&T party this week, took the stage Wednesday to back up his bluster with results and offer to pay customers to switch networks - a response to a similar offer for AT&T.

Updated January 7

Premium Lock AT&T kicks T-Mobile exec out of CES trade show party

A T-Mobile ad T-Mobile's CEO John Legere is taking his "bad boy" image and feud with AT&T to the next level: he crashed a party thrown by AT&T at the International CES gadget show in Las Vegas, and was thrown out after being discovered.

January 7

Premium Lock AT&T offers toll-free data plan; Verizon sells spectrum to T-Mobile for $2.4B

Wireless spectrum  The battle for wireless customers continues with AT&T offering a way for businesses to pay for data so consumers can get toll-free access while Verizon sells spectrum to rival T-Mobile.

Updated January 3

Premium Lock AT&T offers $450 in credits to lure T-Mobile customers

AT&T   AT&T's battle with T-Mobile is intensifying after the former merger partners spent 2013 exchanging volleys through advertising. The competition is growing more cutthroat as the wireless market becomes more saturated, forcing carriers to go after each other's subscribers for growth.

December 30, 2013

Premium Lock AT&T's long-term strategy leading to leadership in retail segments

AT&T Analysis: AT&T is positioning itself as a leading provider of fourth-wave mobility services from connected devices that will deliver new revenue streams and drive customer growth through the next decade, according to research from Technology Business Research.

December 23, 2013

Premium Lock AT&T, Verizon to report law enforcement requests for customer data

Verizon  AT&T, amid pressure from shareholders and privacy advocates, says it will join Verizon Communications Inc. and start reporting requests from law- enforcement officials for customer information.

Updated December 9, 2013

Premium Lock Every tech company needs to join 'Global Government Surveillance Reform' movement

Debating Internet regulation AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, other communications providers and tech firms need to join Google, Facebook and others in calling for changes in US, other governments' spying on Internet and telecommunications users. New disclosures such as a report today about spying on virtual worlds and online gamers makes this issue even more crucial to our use of the Internet today and in the future.

December 5, 2013

Premium Lock AT&T reduces wireless fees for people who bring own devices

New iPhones       Beginning Sunday, customers will be able to switch to the cheaper plans if they buy or bring their own phone. That includes paying for the device in installments through the frequent-upgrade Next plan. Those whose contracts have run out also qualify.

November 21, 2013

Premium Lock Wireless providers block smartphone 'kill switch,' government officials say

New Moto G   Reports of carriers blocking a proposed "kill switch" that would allow stolen phones to be disabled are "highly disturbing," say the attorney general for New York and the district attorney for San Francisco.

November 15, 2013

Premium Lock 'Unlock' phones or face regulation, FCC chair warns carriers

FCC "It is now time for the industry to act voluntarily or for the FCC to regulate," Tom Wheeler, the Democratic chairman of the agency, said in a letter to Steve Largent, president of CTIA-The Wireless Association. Wheeler proposed having a policy in place "before the December holiday season."

October 31, 2013

Premium Lock Sprint unveils faster wireless network in challenge to AT&T, Verizon

Called "Sprint Spark," the new network offers speeds up to 2 gigabits per second. That's much faster than Long Term Evolution technology, which is deployed by other wireless carriers.

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October 23, 2013

Premium Lock AT&T posts higher 3Q profit as revenue grows

AT&T AT&T's third-quarter profit and revenue increased as the nation's largest telecommunications company added more smartphone and broadband subscribers.

October 21, 2013

Premium Lock AT&T strikes $4.85 billion deal to sell or lease 9,700 wireless towers

AT&T  The deal, announced Monday, makes AT&T the latest carrier to offload towers to independent operators, a transaction that lets the company focus on growth areas or more profitable parts of the business as well as possible expansion to Europe.

October 8, 2013

Premium Lock Time Warner Cable's fiber power play: Buying DukeNet

Just in time to coincide with the beginning of a new hockey season, Time Warner Cable is making a huge power play for high-speed Internet access in the Carolinas with the $600 million buy of DukeNet. If TWC wins regulatory approval - it scores.

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Updated October 1, 2013

Premium Lock AT&T promises broadband 'binge' with fiber project in Austin, Texas

The battle for high-speed Internet access is on in the Texas capital where AT&T on Tuesday disclosed plans to deliver 1-gigabit access. The telecommunications giant is taking on Google Fiber.

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September 30, 2013

Premium Lock iPad 3, AT&T data plan users to receive up to $280 in settlement

Big Data Apple and AT&T Mobility have won court approval to settle a lawsuit claiming the companies promoted and then quickly discontinued an unlimited data plan for customers who purchased an iPad 3G.

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