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Posts tagged “AT&T”

Updated February 22

Premium Lock Quintiles is 'Most Admired' life sciences firm; IBM, AT&T crack top 50 Fortune list

Fortune's latest "Most Admired Companies" report includes Quintiles for the second straight year. IBM and AT&T crack the overall top 50, and Lenovo comes in at No. 3 among technology firms. Meanwhile, three "As" finished 1-2-3.

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Updated February 22

Premium Lock Watch for mobile carriers to step up adtech acquisitions

The Broadband Report       Analysis: Through 2016, look for mobile carriers will ramp ad tech acquisitions as part of next-generation platform development, says Technology Business Research analyst Seth Ulinski.

Updated February 19

Premium Lock FCC votes to 'unlock the box;' industry protests

FCC Chair Tom Wheeler The FCC passed a proposal Thursday to "unlock" your cable box. However, Internet and TV service providers protested the move.

February 18

Premium Lock Verizon tightens grip on No. 1 in wireless service report

Verizon   Verizon, its overall score improving, is No. 1 again in the national wireless service survey as conducted by independent research firm RootMetrics. AT&T slips a bit farther behind but remains second followed by Sprint and T-Mobile.

Updated February 15

Premium Lock AT&T joins Verizon in pushing 5G wireless technology

Wireless    AT&T says it will test the next evolution of wireless technology known as "5G" in Austin, Texas by the end of this year. The communications giant joins rival Verizon in exploring a network that could deliver data 100 times as fast as current 4G service known as LTE.

Updated February 4

Premium Lock Frontier: 'We applaud' ConnectHome net plan, touts own efforts

Frontier Communications Frontier Communications offers praise for the ConnectHome plan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which includes a partnership with Google Fiber. But Frontier, which provides services in the Durham area, points out its own efforts to expand broadband access.

February 3

Premium Lock AT&T applauds Google Fiber's 'free' offer to community centers, notes its own efforts to bridge 'digital divide'

AT&T GigaPower      While praising Google Fiber's announced plans Wednesday to offer free ultra-fast Internet access to public housing communities, AT&T notes it is already doing so at several Triangle and Triad locations. And a new program for discounted access is coming.

Updated February 3

Premium Lock Cam and the Selfies: A mobile data record for Panther fans

Here's a snapshot of just how wildly popular social media is becoming at sporting events: Cam Newton and the NFC Panthers generate a record buzz in championship game. Yes, Cam's enthusiasm is infectious. My, how the sports experience is changing - in the stadium and at home.

Updated January 28

Premium Lock FCC could take 'immediate action' to speed up broadband

The FCC is scheduled to unveil a new report today about the availability of broadband. But it's also likely to create more tension between the industry and the agency which already are fighting in court over "net neutrality" and Internet regulation.

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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.

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