In a new filing with the FCC, a group representing the nation's smaller and rural wireless carriers voiced support for Verizon's agreement with Incompas over special access.
AT&T said today it will launch a new program called "Access from AT&T" that will provide inexpensive home wired internet service to Americans who live in the carrier's 21-state service area and who participate in the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program, which used to be called food stamps.
Dish Network executives were predictably opaque during Wednesday's earnings call regarding the company's plans to leverage its spectrum assets. So analysts continue to speculate about what the spectrum is worth, who might eventually use it and how.
First-quarter earnings season is upon us, and Verizon will be the first major U.S. carrier to post results tomorrow morning. And there will be no shortage of compelling storylines as the tier-ones announce their first-quarter performances: Analysts expect T-Mobile to continue to enjoy its impressive momentum, while Verizon and AT&T may see increased profit margins but smaller subscriber bases as they increasingly focus on more lucrative customers. Meanwhile, Sprint faces pressure to follow up its latest quarter, which was surprisingly solid.
Waltz Networks announced that it raised $6.75 million in Series A funding from New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and $1.4 million in National Science Foundation grants, bringing its total financial war chest to $8.15 million. The company is essentially a collection of Cornell University engineering students who recently won AT&T Labs' first-ever SDN Network Design Challenge.
For the fourth straight year, AT&T and Mobilitie are teaming up to boost mobile network capacity at Churchill Downs ahead of next month's Kentucky Derby.
AT&T has reiterated its argument that the FCC should remove the existing nondiscrimination requirements that apply to facilities-based IMTS traffic arrangements on the U.S.-Cuba route.
Consumer Intelligence Research Partners added its voice to the choir of industry onlookers predicting a big first quarter for T-Mobile.
CBS's 60 Minutes created something of a stir over the weekend when it reported on a vulnerability in the worldwide mobile exchange system that continues to allow hackers to access others' wireless data using nothing but a phone number. But if U.S. operators are terrified about any dangers the flaw may represent to their customers, they don't seem to be showing it.
CenturyLink and Frontier have joined forces to petition the FCC over the ongoing special access regulation issue, arguing that the FCC should not re-impose new regulations on wholesale services ILECs provide to CLECs.