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The tech antitrust problem no one is talking about

After years of building political pressure for antitrust scrutiny of major tech companies, this month Congress and the US government delivered. The House Antitrust Subcommittee released a report accusing Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook of monopolistic behavior. The Department of Justice filed a complaint against Google alleging the company prevents consumers from sampling other search …

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AT&T loses another 600,000 TV customers as it seeks buyer for DirecTV

Enlarge / AT&T’s logo and share price displayed on a monitor at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Getty Images | Bloomberg AT&T lost 627,000 TV customers in Q3 2020, an improvement over previous quarters as the company continues its attempt to sell its failing DirecTV division. In earnings results reported …

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AT&T has trouble figuring out where it offers government-funded Internet

Enlarge Getty Images | ljhimages If you live in an area where AT&T has taken government funds in exchange for deploying broadband, there’s a chance you won’t be able to get the service—even if AT&T initially tells you it’s available. AT&T’s Mississippi division has received over $283 million from the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America …

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T-Mobile expands LTE broadband to rural areas ‘abandoned’ by AT&T

Roy Rochlin via Getty Images Parts of the US that lack good broadband infrastructure are being handed a lifeline by T-Mobile after being cast adrift by AT&T. T-Mobile is offering home LTE broadband to 450 areas that it says that AT&T is “deserting,” and opening the service to non-T-Mobile customers as well. It says that …

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AT&T offloading DirecTV could be a “fire sale” as company weighs low bids

Enlarge / AT&T’s logo and share price displayed on a monitor at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Getty Images | Bloomberg AT&T is reportedly moving ahead with its plan to sell DirecTV despite receiving bids that value the satellite division at less than one-third of the price AT&T paid for …

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AT&T kills DSL, leaves tens of millions of homes without fiber Internet

Enlarge Getty IMages | Synergee AT&T has deployed fiber-to-the-home Internet to less than 30 percent of the households in its 21-state territory, according to a new report that says AT&T has targeted wealthy, non-rural areas in its fiber upgrades. The report, co-written by an AT&T workers union and an advocacy group, is timely, being issued …

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T-Mobile amassed “unprecedented concentration of spectrum,” AT&T complains

Enlarge / A pigeon rests on a T-Mobile logo outside a mobile phone store, operated by Deutsche Telekom AG, in Munich, Germany, on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. Getty Images | Bloomberg AT&T and Verizon are worried about T-Mobile’s vast spectrum holdings and have asked the Federal Communications Commission to impose limits on the carrier’s ability …

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AT&T could offer ad-subsidized phone plans starting next year

jetcityimage via Getty Images AT&T is looking into the possibility of offering cellphone plans subsidized in part by advertisements, company CEO John Stankey told Reuters in an interview. Subscribers will still have to pay the bigger chunk of their bill, but Stankey said he believes there’s a segment of AT&T’s customer base “where given a …

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Judge Dismisses $200M Damages Claim in SIM-Swap Crypto Lawsuit Against AT&T

$1 Trillion in Housing Bonds: US Real Estate Crisis Held Back by Fed’s Mortgage Purchases The U.S. real estate market is facing a conundrum, as there’s now a tidal wave of renters who can’t pay rent and a massive number of mortgage defaults stacking up like never before. Amid the looming real estate chaos, the …

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AT&T hopes you’ll forget its years-long fight against accurate broadband maps

Enlarge / AT&T’s logo at its corporate headquarters on March 13, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Getty Images | Ronald Martinez AT&T—which has spent the past decade fighting US-government attempts to improve the country’s horrible broadband maps—is now claiming to be very concerned about the mapping problem that has helped thwart efforts to wire up millions of …

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