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Comcast Business brings hosted voice services to Houston area

Comcast Business has made Houston the latest target for its cloud-based unified communications (UC) services set in a bid to win SMBs away from regional incumbent AT&T.

AT&T's Kris Rinne to chair ATIS' board

Kris Rinne, Senior VP of Network Technologies for AT&T Labs, has been named as ATIS' new chair of its board of directors.

AT&T agrees to drop $1.15M suit against phone hacking victim

AT&T has decided to drop a $1.15 million suit against Salem, Mass. business owner Michael Smith, a victim of a phone hacking scheme.

AT&T bulks up U-verse TV iPad and iPhone apps

AT&T added several new features to apps it has developed for Apple's iPad and iPhone, and began offering subscribers on-demand content from HBO, Cinemax, Starz, Encore, Movieplex and Music Choice.

Sprint promises unlimited LTE data for iPhone 5

Sprint Nextel expects to offer unlimited data service for Apple's LTE-compatible iPhone 5 when it comes out this fall, that is, if the rumored iPhone 5 actually launches and if Sprint gets it.

Copper still in fashion despite speed allure of FTTH

Despite the benefits of FTTH, copper-based DSL continues to be king. According to ABI Research, there were over 367 million DSL subscribers worldwide in 2011.

ATIS sets up telepresence testing program

ATIS' Cloud Services Forum has developed a new program to conduct live testing of network interconnection and interoperability of telepresence services in a service provider network environment.

Google rejects free WiFi proposal in Kansas City

Google rejected a proposal from nonprofit groups that wanted to resell high-speed Internet access from the fiber network the Internet giant is building in Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City, Missouri.

AT&T, AMC establish carriage agreement

AT&T has come to an agreement over content fees with AMC Networks, meaning the service provider will continue to be able to offer IFC, Sundance and WE tv content to its U-verse TV subscriber base.

AMC Networks loses Dish Network distribution, but renews AT&T U-verse deal

AMC Networks lost 14 million subscribers over the weekend after Dish Network pulled its flagship channel, IFC and WE from its lineup. But the programmer signed a new contract with AT&T which will keep it in about 4 million U-verse TV homes.