AT&T

  • The $25 Million Fine Isn’t The Real AT&T-FCC Story Crunch Network

    The $25 Million Fine Isn’t The Real AT&T-FCC Story

    It’s easy to focus on big financial penalties. All of us intuitively feel the pain of writing the FCC a check for $25 million. But if you’re focusing on the monetary pay out in the FCC’s consent agreement with AT&T for a data privacy lapse, you’re missing the real story. First, you need to be paying more attention to the agency that’s doing the fining here… Read More

  • Apple To Join The Dow Jones Industrial Average March 18, Replacing AT&T

    Apple To Join The Dow Jones Industrial Average March 18, Replacing AT&T

    Apple’s stock will be listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) beginning this month, bumping U.S. carrier AT&T from the list, reports the WSJ. The move has been discussed and anticipated for a while now, and results from a trend begun with the addition of other tech giants including Microsoft and Intel back at the turn of the millennium. Apple will join the DJIA, also known… Read More

  • AT&T Sells Cricket’s Muve Music Service To Deezer For Under $100M In New Partnership

    AT&T Sells Cricket’s Muve Music Service To Deezer For Under $100M In New Partnership

    Deezer, the music streaming service based in France that competes with Spotify, is making another move to expand its customer base in the U.S.: it has acquired the assets of Muve music from Cricket, the wireless carrier acquired by AT&T in 2014 for $1.2 billion, and it will now partner with AT&T to sell Deezer music services to Cricket subscribers. Terms of the deal are not being… Read More

  • The FCC Responds To AT&T’s Net Neutrality Saber Rattling

    The FCC Responds To AT&T’s Net Neutrality Saber Rattling

    AT&T announced earlier this week that it would “pause” the rollout of fiber Internet connections to dozens of cities, due to uncertainty in the market caused by potentially stiff net neutrality rules that may be put into place. The president recently caused a ruckus in the debate by calling for reclassification of broadband under Title II. Read More

  • The President’s Net Neutrality Proposal Draws Opprobrium, Praise And Threats Of Legal Action

    The President’s Net Neutrality Proposal Draws Opprobrium, Praise And Threats Of Legal Action

    Earlier today, President Obama proposed a net neutrality plan that called for reclassification of broadband under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. The FCC quickly responded, saying, in effect, that it wasn’t quite as simple as the president seemed to intimate, and that it needed more time to work on the matter. Read More

  • The FTC Sues AT&T Over ‘Unlimited’ Data Claims

    The FTC Sues AT&T Over ‘Unlimited’ Data Claims

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is suing AT&T for having “misled” millions of customers who purchase “unlimited” data plans for their phones, only to have the carrier later drastically reduce the amount of information they could access. According to the FTC’s complaint, AT&T throttled millions of customers tens of millions of times, sometimes after… Read More

  • AT&T Breaks The Apple SIM’s Best Feature, Locks It Down If You Pick AT&T

    AT&T Breaks The Apple SIM’s Best Feature, Locks It Down If You Pick AT&T

    The idea behind the Apple SIM that comes in the new iPads is most excellent: one SIM, many carriers. Whenever you want to switch carriers, you’d just pop into settings and pick the new one. If you want to bring your own SIM, you can — but otherwise, everything happens through software. No swapping SIMs, no ordering new SIMs, no hassle. Read More

  • FCC Slams AT&T With $105M Settlement For Bogus Customer Charges

    FCC Slams AT&T With $105M Settlement For Bogus Customer Charges

    The FCC slapped AT&T with the largest “enforcement action” in its history, the agency announced today. The total bill, $105 million, will include $80 million in payments to scammed AT&T customers, $20 million to “state governments participating in the settlement,” with the last $5 million going to the FCC itself, it said today in a statement. Read More

  • AT&T To Get iPhone 6-Friendly Wi-Fi Calling In 2015

    AT&T To Get iPhone 6-Friendly Wi-Fi Calling In 2015

    The iPhone 6 supports WiFi calling. But does your carrier support it? If you’re in the U.S., the answer to that is probably “not yet”. But fear not, AT&T customers! You’ll be getting in on the WiFi fun too… eventually. Read More

  • 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

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