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Report: ESPN in talks with U.S. carrier on toll-free data plans

Sports media giant ESPN has talked with at least one large U.S. carrier about subsidizing wireless access to its content, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The discussions could lead to a "toll-free" data plans with carriers and open up new revenue streams for both parties.

AT&T will use small cells to strengthen VoLTE coverage

AT&T's Project Velocity IP, or VIP, includes the deployment of more than 40,000 small cells and those small cells will be instrumental in delivering a good customer experience, especially when it comes to Voice over LTE, which the operator plans to launch in some markets by year-end.

AT&T launches new prepaid service under 'Aio Wireless' brand

AT&T Mobility launched a new prepaid brand, Aio Wireless, promising a simplified, no-contract experience and opening up a new front in the prepaid battle with Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile US.

T-Mobile spars with AT&T over rules for broadcast spectrum auction

T-Mobile US shot back at rival AT&T, arguing for rules that would prevent larger wireless carriers from dominating the upcoming broadcast TV spectrum auction.

Google Fiber bolsters cable clustering strategy with expansion to Grandview, Mo.

Google Fiber said late Tuesday that it will expand to Grandview, Mo., after the city's board of aldermen agreed to give it a franchise.

Tablets to generate $20B for wireless operators in 2017, firm predicts

Cellular-capable tablets will generate a total of $20 billion for wireless operators in 2017, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, due in large part to operators' efforts to encourage subscribers to activate LTE connections on tablets through shared data plans.

AT&T, IBEW ratify 4-year wireline contract for workers in Illinois, Indiana

AT&T and the IBEW System Council T-3 have ratified a four-year contract covering almost 6,500 wireline employees in Illinois, northwestern Indiana and other local union branches throughout the United States.

Charter bleeds 24,000 video subs; high-speed Internet growth slows in Q1 2013

Charter Communications said it lost 24,000 video subscribers in the first quarter, with its performance dropping a whopping 220 percent compared to this time last year, when it gained 20,000 video customers.

IPTV not getting the attention it deserves from service providers

First quarter earnings results are pouring in, and it's again apparent that IPTV as a service, application or just part of an overall broadband bundle is a winner. But not all service providers have realized this yet, and they continue to put their potentially biggest profit baby in a corner.

AT&T sues Brightlink over unpaid VoIP resale charges

AT&T has sued Brightlink Communications, an Atlanta-based wholesale telecommunications provider, claiming that it owes AT&T over $467,000 in unpaid charges for VoIP services that it provided to Brightlink to resell to its customers.