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Comcast boosts ad spending; AT&T, Verizon slash marketing expenditures

Comcast shelled out $482.7 million to market its Xfinity products during the first quarter of 2012, increasing its advertising spending by 4.3 percent compared to this time last year, research firm Kantar Media said Monday.

Comcast, Verizon, AT&T back Obama's US Ignite broadband initiative

Comcast, Verizon, AT&T and Cisco Systems are among the 100 partners that the White House said are supporting the US Ignite broadband initiative.

Analysts: Including acquisitions, AT&T thinks it has spectrum for next 5 years

AT&T executives think the company has enough spectrum for the next five years, according to analyst reports of a meeting with AT&T's management held in New York Wednesday night. 

Vendors starting to talk about plain-vanilla voice

Voice has become the Rodney Dangerfield of wireless. It no longer gets any respect as operators and customers alike focus on text and data services.

Feds launch antitrust investigation into online video competition

The U.S. Department of Justice wants to know whether multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) are giving online video distributors a fair chance to compete,  The   Wall Street Journal  reported.

AT&T's Stephenson: Verizon's shared data pricing 'not a surprise'

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said he was not surprised by Verizon Wireless' shared data plan pricing, and reiterated his belief that the wireless world is trending toward data-only plans.

UPDATED: AT&T interested in Verizon's 700 MHz spectrum

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said his company is interested in purchasing Verizon Wireless' 700 MHz B Block spectrum, radio waves that Verizon has proposed selling if it gets regulatory approval to purchase AWS spectrum from a group of cable companies.

AT&T wireline union workers protest in California, Nevada

AT&T's ongoing negotiations with their wireline union workforce took a turn late last week when thousands of employees in their California and Nevada regions walked off the job in a one-day protest.

Comcast CTO to speak at The TV of Tomorrow Show

Comcast CTO Tony Werner is among speakers at The TV of Tomorrow Show this week in San Francisco. The event, which kicks off Tuesday, will also feature Roku CEO Anthony Wood, zeebox CTO Anthony Rose...

AT&T South Carolina achieves DHS disaster preparedness certification

AT&T (NYSE: T) has completed the requirements to gain the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) certification for disaster preparedness in its South Carolina region. This certification...