Whether it is Verizon's colored balls commercial or T-Mobile CEO John Legere's infamous competition rants, it's clear that wireless operators spend a lot of money advertising their brands.
AT&T saw growing acceptance by consumers and businesses of its IP-based services in Alabama and Florida, noting a sequential uptick in migration from TDM in the third quarter.
The FCC's 25 Mbps broadband definition is facing a fresh round of criticism from a number of Senate Republicans who say that video streaming sites such as Netflix and Amazon require speeds that are far lower than the regulator's requirement.
With a series of cryptic moves on Wall Street leading hedge funders and other trading-community denizens scratching their heads, there is speculation that AT&T is about to close in on a major media acquisition.
Representatives of in-flight wireless Internet provider Gogo recently met with FCC officials to discuss what the company describes as "potentially misleading claims" made by AT&T in support of AT&T's petition for a waiver of FCC rules related to power requirements in the 800 MHz band.
While a lot of speculation has centered on which wireless operators will participate in FirstNet's bidding process, Rivada Networks wants to remind everyone that it's in the running as well.
AT&T CEO Randall Stevenson said Congress should determine U.S. policies regarding encryption rather than tech companies, The Wall Street Journal reported. Stevenson, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, broke stride with Apple CEO Tim Cook, who has repeatedly objected to criticism of the encryption being used in iPhones.
Now that AT&T has reached its goal of bringing fiber to 1 million business locations in its wireline territory, the service provider says the two next priorities for FTTB growth will be driven by its on-demand Ethernet service and GPON-based products.
TDS Telecom's CLEC arm, TDS Metrocom, says that delivering Ethernet services to customers, particularly to smaller businesses that want 20 Mbps and above where it does not have its own facilities, is challenged by high-priced wholesale ILEC access services.
A coalition of 60 consumer groups have asked the FCC to adopt rules that require large ISPs to protect personal data collected and shared without their consent.