How different are broadband subscription prices among U.S. wireline providers? With the continuing competitive challenges brought by cable operators, a key metric of choice among telcos like AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon and other independent incumbents is in how they price their services. (Image source: iStockPhoto)
In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom takes a look at pricing of high-speed Internet services offered by AT&T, Verizon and other telcos.
Tier 1 wireless carriers Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA said that their networks are fully operational in the aftermath of Monday's explosions in downtown Boston near the Boston Marathon finish line despite reports by the Associated Press that said Boston Police had ordered a shutdown of cellular service throughout the city
In a significant blow to U.S. mobile market leaders AT&T and Verizon Wireless, the U.S. Department of Justice called on the FCC to ensure Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA have ample opportunity to acquire 600 MHz spectrum that will be made available via 2014's incentive auctions of TV broadcast frequencies.
With DirecTV, AT&T's U-verse TV and Suddenlink Communications refusing to carry new regional sports network Comcast SportsNet Houston six months after its launch, the distributors are facing increased pressure from city officials in Houston.
NTT, AT&T and Verizon, a new Infonetics report reveals, were the three dominant revenue generators in world's top 60 service providers.
AT&T, which is expanding its LTE rollout to include less densely populated areas, released a list of 77 new markets where it will make LTE service available by summer's end.
AT&T is increasing the speeds for customers that are on its U-verse network to 24/3 Mbps, up from 18/1.5 Mbps, according to a Broadband DSL Reports article.
AT&T did not take too long to respond to Google Fiber's much anticipated move to make Austin the next stop on its fiber network train, saying it will bring 1 Gbps service to the city, too. But can the carrier realistically do such a thing?
As expected, Google Fiber's next stop will be Austin, Texas; not quite so expected is the news that AT&T will match the 1 Gbps service with one of its own.