AT&T and Verizon have decided they can take care of their own rural broadband customers on their own, and will not take advantage of phase one of the FCC's CAF program.
AT&T released its second quarter earnings results on Tuesday. Below are selected slides from the wireline portion of its investor presentation.
AT&T may see wireless as the star performer in its overall portfolio, but its continual drive to deliver next-gen consumer and business services such as IPTV and Ethernet services gave the wireline segment a boost in Q2 2012.
AT&T added 155,000 U-verse TV and 553,000 U-verse Internet subscribers during the second quarter of 2012, growing its total U-verse subscriber count to 6.8 million.
U-verse revenues were up 38 percent year-over-year and 10.2 percent versus the previous quarter and total subscribership reached 6.8 million, according to AT&T's second-quarter 2012 financial results released today.
AT&T Mobility posted solid wireless results in the second quarter, though it added fewer postpaid subscribers than a year ago. However, thanks to the carrier's tightened upgrade policies, AT&T's wireless service margin rose to its highest level ever. The trend was similar to that reported by AT&T rival Verizon Wireless in its second-quarter results.
Driven by cloud services and the ongoing appetite for data services, a new Infonetics report indicates that service providers will continue see Global Ethernet and MPLS IP VPN service revenue growth.
A service that breaks down complex AT&T U-verse bill details and turns them into personalized videos is so popular among subscribers that the carrier will next introduce it for its wireless subscribers.
AT&T has reached "tentative" agreements with the Communications Workers of America covering wireline workers in both the AT&T Midwest region and AT&T Corp. (CWA Communications and Technologies unit).
Google said it will detail the launch plans for its Google Fiber project in Kansas City on July 26.