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FCC Issues Report Attacking Zero-Rated Data Offerings From Verizon, AT&T

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently published a report (read the PDF file here) that states that even though zero rated data services generally do not violate net neutrality regulations, Verizon Wireless and AT&T, through their respective offerings, Go90 and DirecTV

Unlimited Data Users Get Thrown A Curveball With Verizon’s, AT&T’s Latest Moves

It is not easy being a subscriber of unlimited data plans, particularly those under Verizon Wireless’ or AT&T’s legacy plans.

AT&T Planning To Conduct 5G Video Trial with DirecTV Now in Austin, Texas

AT&T has announced its plans to launch a trial in Austin, the capital of the state of Texas, starting in the first six months of this year. This planned trial will have customers based in the city stream DirecTV Now video content by way of a fixed wireless 5G network set up by the major US wireless carrier. 

 

Top Two Wireless Carriers In The US Questioned Over Zero-Rated Data Offerings

According to a report published by the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has sent letters of warning to industry leaders Verizon Wireless and AT&T, saying that their respective zero rated data offerings could cause unfair competition and bring harm to mobile users.

Your Guide To AT&T’s New Streaming Services

If you have not heard already, AT&T has just officially launched a trio of new streaming services, namely DirecTV Now, Fullscreen, and FreeView, and all these can be streamed from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, as well as on other gadgets such as computers and smart TVs. Scroll down below for a quick guide on each new service

 

DirecTV Now

 

Potential Hurdles That Could Derail The AT&T-Time Warner Merger

AT&T generated a lot of buzz over the weekend when it revealed its plans of acquiring media conglomerate Time Warner for a hefty sum of $85.4 billion. But various industry watchers are now saying that it may be challenging for such a megamerger deal to be approved by regulators. The reason is that a similar thing has happened before, especially with the Comcast-NBC Universal deal struck about half a decade ago, and it did not work out. The concern is that the same thing could happen again.

 

AT&T Announces Pricing Details For New Cuba Roaming Options

About a couple of months ago, we reported that major US mobile operator AT&T had inked a new deal that would let it offer cheaper roaming options for subscribers planning to visit Cuba. Just recently, the second biggest wireless carrier in the United States has decided to publish the pricing details for its new roaming options for the island nation. 

 

FTC Vs AT&T Data Throttling Case Dismissed

Recently this week, a United States appeals court has dismissed the Federal Trade Commission’s suit against AT&T that accused the latter of deceiving subscribers of the wireless carrier’s unlimited data plans when it throttled their data connection speeds. The FTC had claimed that the second biggest wireless carrier in the US was in violation of the FTC Act.

AT&T To Offer Roaming Access in Cuba

Because AT&T has recently secured a roaming and interconnection deal with Empresa De Telecomunicaciones De Cuba (ETECSA), a telecom service provider based in Cuba, the second biggest wireless carrier in the United States could soon be able to connect its subscribers visiting the island nation. 

 

Verizon, AT&T Being Sued For Handing Discounts On 911 Charges To Business Customers

Dozens of lawsuits have been filed in numerous states across America, saying that carriers such as Verizon Wireless and AT&T are giving businesses discounts on 911 emergency call services, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

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