AT&T Mobility today officially launched its long-awaited Digital Life home security and automation service, an effort aimed at growing its business beyond smartphones. The carrier's base home security service will start at $30 per month.
When all the numbers shook out, U-verse TV was a bigger first-quarter deal for AT&T than broadband, even though the carrier reported more new broadband subscribers.
The Department of Justice gave immunity to AT&T and other Internet service providers that participated in a new cyber security monitoring program from the government.
AT&T will offer mobile communications services to its customers via a new distributed antenna system (DAS) installed by Mobilitie at Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Ky.
AT&T's U-verse IP-based broadband and U-verse additions helped drive first quarter 2013 consumer wireline revenues up 2 percent to $5.5 billion, while offsetting business customer revenue declines.
AT&T Mobility sold 6 million smartphones in the first quarter but its postpaid net adds reached just 296,000. The figure is far below Verizon Wireless' 677,000 net retail postpaid customer additions in the first quarter.
AT&T said Tuesday that it picked up 232,000 U-verse TV subscribers in the first quarter, along with a record 731,000 U-verse Internet customers.
There has, of late, been some effort to dismiss the value of television as just a component of a broadband experience. The misguided thinking is that TV is peripheral, a video component to a wider ranging broadband initiative. That certainly flavored my conversation with Greg Consiglio , president and COO of second screen app provider Viggle.
A class action suit against AT&T U-verse service has no legs because the plaintiffs agreed to arbitration, not legal action, in the event they were dissatisfied with service, the Supreme Court affirmed Monday.
Greenlight, a municipally-owned service provider in Wilson, N.C., will make its service even more competitive with three area service providers--AT&T, CenturyLink and Time Warner Cable--when it debuts its 1 Gbps service this July.