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Report: AT&T’s New Streaming Service Will Replace DirecTV

A new report suggests that AT&T intends to have its upcoming streaming TV offering become its primary video platform by 2020, supplanting existing DirecTV satellite service. AT&T plans to launch three different streaming TV services under the DirecTV Now brand later this year in an attempt to tackle the cord cutting revolution head on. AT&T…

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Consumer Groups Blast AT&T’s Latest Net Neutrality End Around

Consumer groups say AT&T is using its latest data-cap exemptions to prop up its satellite-TV business by disfavoring streaming video competitors. AT&T announced its plan to “zero rate” the company’s own content from wireless usage caps yesterday, likely hoping the Apple and Sony press conferences would distract most tech journalists from the news (that unsurprisingly…

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AT&T Mocks Google Fiber For Seeking ‘Government Favoritism’

AT&T has penned a blog post making fun of Google Fiber’s rumored struggles, while mocking the ISP for unfairly seeking out “favoritism from government at every level.” Rumors have been flying that Google Fiber is looking to trim its workforce by half as it pauses several unofficial cities to take a closer look at wireless…

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AT&T Lawyers Tap Dance Around FTC Throttling Lawsuit

An appeals court has dismissed an FTC lawsuit against AT&T for throttling its customers, then lying about the nature of the throttling. In October of 2014, the FTC sued AT&T for the company’s now well-established war on the company’s grandfathered unlimited data users. Specifically, the FTC accused AT&T of falsely claiming user connections were “unlimited,”…

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AT&T Blames the FCC For Telco’s Inability to Block Robocalls

AT&T has decided the best course of action in response to the company’s refusal to block robocalls — is to blame the FCC. AT&T and other large mobile providers have been under fire for much of the year for their collective inability to block telemarketing robocalls. A campaign from Consumers Union has managed to collected…

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AT&T Expands Gigabit Availability in Dallas

AT&T continues to slowly but surely expand the limited reach of its gigabit fiber service, announcing that Dallas is the latest city to see expanded U-Verse with “Gigapower” gigabit availability. According to an AT&T announcement availability for the ultra-fast service has expanded across Southern Dallas to “tens of thousands of homes, apartments and small businesses”…

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AT&T Hides Anti-Muni-Broadband Language in Missouri Traffic Bill

Earlier this year, AT&T tried to pass a Missouri bill that would hinder towns and cities from improving local broadband and even partnering with private companies like Google Fiber. We’ve discussed for years how AT&T has managed to get more than 19 such bills passed in states nationwide, all of them claiming to be motivated…

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AT&T Says 1.6 Million Can Now Get Fiber Broadband

AT&T this week for the first time got more specific about the company’s ongoing deployment of “Gigapower” gigabit broadband service, stating that 1.6 million subscribers can now get access to the ultra-fast service. While AT&T’s overall fixed-line CAPEX has been dropping, the company continues to push fiber into housing developments, college campuses, and other areas…

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Comcast is Gobbling up AT&T, Verizon’s Unwanted DSL Customers

Comcast’s latest earnings report indicate that the company managed to add 53,000 video subscribers in the first quarter of 2016, compared to a loss of 8,000 video subscribers during the first quarter of last year. Comcast’s accomplishing the subscriber growth in three ways: like Dish it’s now including its $15 Stream TV customers in its…

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Verizon Keeps Jacking Up The Price For its Aging, Slow DSL

For years now, Verizon has made no secret of the fact that it doesn’t actually want to do business with millions the company’s DSL customers. With no desire to upgrade many of these users to FiOS, Verizon’s quite actively trying to drive them to either wireless, or cable service (where there’s a chance they’ll be…