AT&T

  • Netflix And AT&T Sign Peering Agreement

    Netflix And AT&T Sign Peering Agreement

    Netflix has signed a peering agreement with AT&T that will see the video streaming service pay the ISP for direct connection to its network. Previously, Netflix signed similar agreements with Comcast and Verizon. Interconnection agreements do not deal with how content moves across the network of an ISP, but instead focus on how it gets onto the network. In short, Netflix customers… Read More

  • Rep. Matsui Calls For Congressional Oversight Of AT&T And Comcast Deals

    Rep. Matsui Calls For Congressional Oversight Of AT&T And Comcast Deals

    Earlier today Rep. Doris Matsui called for a Congressional hearing on the proposed deals between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and AT&T and DirecTV. The massive deals would further consolidate the pay-TV and broadband industries. The proposed transactions are quite controversial. The arguments are the usual fare: Allowing the firms to combine will allow for efficiencies to be exploited… Read More

  • AT&T Plans To Expand Its 4G LTE Network To The Wild Blue Yonder With Inflight Connectivity

    AT&T Plans To Expand Its 4G LTE Network To The Wild Blue Yonder With Inflight Connectivity

    When I fly, I am afforded a few brief hours of sublime luxury when I’m not connected to the Internet – I live in Canada, you see, where in-flight Wi-Fi between our country and the U.S. still isn’t all that normal. But one day soon, you won’t be able to escape the web, even at 30,000 feet, no matter where you’re flying from or to, and AT&T’s newly… Read More

  • Yes, AT&T’s Threat To Boycott Next Year’s Spectrum Auction Was Bullshit

    Yes, AT&T’s Threat To Boycott Next Year’s Spectrum Auction Was Bullshit

    AT&T: The rules proposed for the 2015 spectrum auction are crap, and we may not take part! FCC: Yeah, sure, right, whatever, no. AT&T: Fine, haha, we were just kidding. Or, to be more precise: Our desire to participate in this auction and our hope for a successful auction is  unchanged. We believe that all stakeholders will be able to work together to achieve a successful… Read More

  • AT&T Launches $500M Joint Venture To Invest In The Next Netflix

    AT&T Launches $500M Joint Venture To Invest In The Next Netflix

    There’s a new $500 million pool of potential capital floating around earmarked for the creation of over-the-top video services, thanks to AT&T and Chernin Group, who have collaborated on the new venture (via GigaOM). The team-up aims to pool resources from the two companies to “acquire, invest in and launch” OTT video services, including subscription VOD businesses… Read More

  • AT&T May Sit Out 2015 Spectrum Auction Over Rules Dustup

    AT&T May Sit Out 2015 Spectrum Auction Over Rules Dustup

    AT&T is not happy with the rules the FCC has proposed for a 2015 spectrum auction that would reserve a piece of the airwaves for sale for smaller providers that lack low-frequency range. The second-largest wireless company in the U.S. is not happy with that. Read More

  • Weev Needs To Walk

    Weev Needs To Walk

    Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer is a troll, but he’s not a criminal. This is clear. In his recent appearance in federal appellate court in Philadelphia, the ignorance surrounding his actions and the lack of proof that they are a felony, even according to the wide-open standards of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, makes it clear that the defendant should walk. Read More

  • AT&T Releases Transparency Data On Government Requests For Customer Data

    AT&T Releases Transparency Data On Government Requests For Customer Data

    Today AT&T joined Verizon in releasing data concerning government requests for its customer information. Verizon released similar data in January. A host of technology companies have done the same. In 2013, AT&T received between 2,000 and 2,999 National Security Letters, impacting 4,000 to 4,999 customer accounts. Verizon, for comparison, received “between 1,000 and… Read More

  • AT&T Launches “Toll-Free” Internet To Let Companies Sponsor Parts Of Users’ Data Plans

    AT&T Launches “Toll-Free” Internet To Let Companies Sponsor Parts Of Users’ Data Plans

    Today AT&T launched a new service to allow companies to pay for the data on select web content that would otherwise use the data allotted to a consumer’s wireless data plan. AT&T is aiming the “Sponsored Data” service at consumers who want to watch a movie trailer or football game but don’t want to pay overage charges or increase the caps on their data plans. Read More

  • U.S. Senator Issues Letter To Top 5 Wireless Carriers Urging Kill Switch Adoption

    U.S. Senator Issues Letter To Top 5 Wireless Carriers Urging Kill Switch Adoption

    U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota has today taken up the battle cry of numerous legislators before her, calling for wireless carriers to enable new anti-theft technology on handsets. According to the Senator, one-third of robberies involve cell phone theft, resulting in an estimated $30 billion in lost or stolen phones. That said, Klobuchar has written a letter to the heads of the… Read More

  • The End Of Subsidized Phones Could Be Near

    The End Of Subsidized Phones Could Be Near

    For almost a decade and a half, mobile customers – and Americans in particular – have enjoyed a certain economic perk: phone subsidies from the major carriers. This meant you could, on sign-up, get a very expensive phone for at most a few hundred dollars and, as an incentive to hang around, upgrade that phone every few years. These subsidies seemed as God-given as freedom of speech… Read More

  • Nokia Officially Outs The Lumia 1020 And Its 41-Megapixel Camera

    Nokia Officially Outs The Lumia 1020 And Its 41-Megapixel Camera

    Well, that was pretty anticlimactic. After teasing us mercilessly for the past few weeks, Nokia’s Stephen Elop has taken the stage here in New York to surprise absolutely no one and officially reveal the Nokia Lumia 1020.
    Well, that was pretty anticlimactic. After teasing us mercilessly for the past few weeks, Nokia’s Stephen Elop has taken the stage here in New York to… Read More

  • AT&T May Join The Chernin Group To Bid On Hulu

    AT&T May Join The Chernin Group To Bid On Hulu

    AT&T may link up with the Chernin Group to make a joint bid for Hulu, reports AllThingsD citing unnamed sources close to the telecommunications company. If the discussions go through, the partnership would give the Chernin Group a financial boost as it competes with six other bidders for the streaming video site. The other potential buyers are pay TV operators DirecTV and Time Warner… Read More

  • Rumor: AT&T To Discontinue The HTC First Facebook Phone

    Rumor: AT&T To Discontinue The HTC First Facebook Phone

    HTC’s Facebook Home-laden First smartphone may only have debuted on AT&T last month, but it appears that the device may be a dud as far as consumers are concerned. According to a report from BGR’s Zach Epstein, sales of the HTC First smartphone have been so disappointing that AT&T will soon be dropping the device from its lineup completely and shipping all unsold inventory… Read More

  • America’s Carriers Are Terrible. It’s Probably Your Fault.

    America’s Carriers Are Terrible. It’s Probably Your Fault.

    A few days ago I landed in England and, expecting little, slipped an old UK SIM card into my phone. I’d bought it when living in London five years ago, and hadn’t used it in over a year. But to my amazement it was still active — as was the money I’d added to its pay-as-you-go account sixteen months earlier…and then I received a friendly text message informing me… Read More

  • Smartphones Are Dominating At AT&T

    Smartphones Are Dominating At AT&T

    AT&T just released its first-quarter financial statement. Things are looking good at Ma Bell where profits are up although revenue missed expectations. The company managed to get more consumers to sign long-term wireless contracts, and best of all, wireless margins increased on the back of smartphone sales where they accounted for 88% of the company’s sales in the quarter. In… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Pre-Orders Start At AT&T, Shipping April 30

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Pre-Orders Start At AT&T, Shipping April 30

    Today’s the day. AT&T has officially put the Galaxy S 4 from Samsung up for pre-order on its website. For now, only the 16GB models in both black and white are available, and only in select areas. AT&T will likely make more models available in the next few days as pre-orders ramp up. The 16GB model starts at $199 with a two-year contract. According to AT&T, the phone will… Read More

  • AT&T Counters Google Fiber In Austin, Says It Invests “More Than Any Other Public Company” Into U.S. Communities

    AT&T Counters Google Fiber In Austin, Says It Invests “More Than Any Other Public Company” Into U.S. Communities

    In the worst-kept secret in Austin history, Google announced in conjunction with the city that it would be the second location to get Google’s Fiber offering. Just a few hours after that announcement, AT&T made its own plans known for Austin, and it includes (surprise) 1 Gigabit Fiber, as well. This ties to its previous announcement of the VIP expansion project for broadband access. Read More

  • AT&T And Boingo Team Up To Offer 1GB Of Monthly Wi-Fi Free At Hotspots In Reciprocal Deal

    AT&T And Boingo Team Up To Offer 1GB Of Monthly Wi-Fi Free At Hotspots In Reciprocal Deal

    Boingo has just announced via a press release that through a partnership with AT&T, it will now offers AT&T subscribers access to its hotspots at international airports beginning today, with service expansion planned throughout the rest of the year. As part of the same deal, Boingo subscribers will be able to access AT&T hotspots across the U.S. free of charge. Read More

  • AT&T And France Telecom The First Carriers For Facebook Home, Starting With $99.99 HTC First Device

    AT&T And France Telecom The First Carriers For Facebook Home, Starting With $99.99 HTC First Device

    Facebook today announced that AT&T and France Telecom/Orange are the first two carriers to be part of its Facebook Home partnership program to develop devices with the social network’s new integrated user experience, which will kick off with the a 4G phone, the HTC First. AT&T will be offering it as an exclusive in the U.S. at a price of $99.99 with preorders starting today. Read More