Verizon is not accepting funding of $144 million total per year for six years to expand broadband in the rural areas it serves from the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II), fueling new rumors that it's considering a sale of another large piece of its wireline asset portfolio.
AT&T and CenturyLink's ambitious 1 Gbps FTTH service build outs have become a revenue boom for Dycom Industries, a provider of specialty contracting services to the telecom industry.
CenturyLink is aware that Comcast Business, Charter and other cable operators are going to be a bigger threat in the SIP trunking segment of the business services market as more businesses ditch their TDM-based PRI lines and analog PBXs for IP-based hosted services.
Sprint is not content to let AT&T Mobility lure DirecTV customers to its wireless service with the promise of savings through a bundled offer-- it's offering them something else entirely: a year of free service if they switch to Sprint.
AT&T has joined fellow Tier 1 telco CenturyLink, Consolidated Communications and others in accepting $427 million annually in phase two of the FCC Connect America Fund (CAF-II) program, allowing it reach 2.2 million rural locations in 18 of the 21 states in its operating territory with broadband services.
DirecTV is now testing high-definition and standard-definition signals for the Pac-12 Network on channel 612 in what appears to be a preparation for a long-anticipated launch of the regional sports network.
AT&T has taken another step in its ongoing virtualization strategy by implementing container technology, a dedicated software compartment for a virtualized network function.
AT&T is reportedly injecting advertising, sometimes for its own services, into unsecured websites of customers who use its Wi-Fi hotspots, according to a report from Stanford University computer science and legal lecturer Jonathan Mayer.
AT&T is starting to rebrand its Mexican wireless operations under its own name and its top Mexican executive acknowledged that while it is starting to shake up the market it still faces a formidable rival in América Móvil, the dominant Mexican carrier.
BT Americas President Bas Burger says that AT&T and Verizon, the two largest U.S. telcos, are price gouging competitors that purchase special access services.