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FTTH Council: Streamlined pole attachment processes will accelerate broadband installation

The FTTH Council recently released guidance on how to streamline the make-ready policies to facilitate deployment of fiber into more communities on the heels of the recently introduced "Dig Once" broadband deployment bill-- the Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2015.

UPDATED: AT&T not testing opt-in Digital Life program for discounts

AT&T Mobility said it is in fact not testing a program to give its Digital Life home security and automation customers discounts if they give up some of their personal data. Light Reading initially reported that the company was conducting such a test, but AT&T subsequently said that its spokesman misspoke and that it is not conducting tests for such discounts.

U.S. FTTH deployment rose 13 percent in 2015, says FTTH Council

Fiber deployments to homes in the United States grew 13 percent in 2015, says the FTTH Council as more incumbent telcos like AT&T and CenturyLink and insurgent providers like Google Fiber step up their FTTH deployment plans.

Verizon gets temporary waiver on TTY technology for VoIP calls

The FCC has granted Verizon a temporary waiver of the commission's requirements to support text telephony (TTY) technology, similar to the one rival AT&T obtained in October.

AT&T identifies 'cellular-first' trend in Internet of Things

AT&T is starting to see a trend in its machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) business-- one where enterprises are looking not for a Wi-Fi first service but cellular first.

AT&T asks FCC to grandfather private line voice service in BellSouth territory

AT&T has asked the FCC for permission to shut down its BellSouth Analog Voice Grade Private Line services in the Carbon Hill, Ala., serving wire center and in the Kings Point, Fla., serving wire center, marking another step in its TDM-to-IP transition.

AT&T's Stephens: U-verse customers pay $17 per month more for content vs. DirecTV

AT&T CEO John Stephens told investors that, on average, the carrier's roughly 6 million U-verse video customers pay $17 more each month for programming than those on the company's newly acquired DirecTV platform.

AT&T's DirecTV wins retransmission consent ruling against local TV broadcasters

The FCC said it rejected a complaint against AT&T's DirecTV by a handful of local TV broadcasters centering on a dispute over retransmission fees. "We cannot conclude that DirecTV's conduct violated the good faith negotiation requirements," the FCC said in its recent ruling on the matter.

Sizing up the wireless performance of Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and more in Q3 2015

As the third-quarter earnings season draws to a close, FierceWireless is taking a look at how the top eight wireless operators performed.

AT&T's Stephens: Fiber rollout is driving uptick in SMB managed services sales

AT&T may be nearing completion of a fiber-to-the-building program as part of its multibillion-dollar Project VIP initiative, but the service provider is seeing the influence extend into smaller businesses.