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AT&T/Verizon workers’ union urges states to regulate ISPs as utilities

Enlarge Getty Images | jangeltun The Communications Workers of America (CWA) union is lobbying state governments to regulate Internet service providers as utilities. The CWA, which represents more than 150,000 workers at AT&T and over 30,000 at Verizon, announced on Monday a “multi-state effort to pass state legislation that would establish public utility commission oversight …

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AT&T lobbies against nationwide fiber, says 10Mbps uploads are good enough

Enlarge Getty Images | vexworldwide AT&T is lobbying against proposals to subsidize fiber-to-the-home deployment across the US, arguing that rural people don’t need fiber and should be satisfied with Internet service that provides only 10Mbps upload speeds. AT&T Executive VP Joan Marsh detailed the company’s stance Friday in a blog post titled “Defining Broadband For …

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AT&T lies about Calif. net neutrality law, claiming it bans “free data”

Enlarge / Longtime AT&T executive John Stankey, who became CEO in July 2020, speaks onstage at the HBO Max WarnerMedia Investor Day on October 29, 2019, in Burbank, California. Getty Images | Presley Ann AT&T lied about California’s net neutrality law yesterday when it claimed the law requires AT&T to stop providing “free data” to …

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AT&T whines about Calif. net neutrality law as ISPs’ case appears doomed

Enlarge Getty Images | naruecha jenthaisong The broadband industry’s attempt to kill California’s net neutrality law appears to have very little chance of succeeding in the US district court where the case is being heard. On February 23, the industry’s motion for a preliminary injunction was denied by Judge John Mendez of US District Court …

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HBO Max will debut an ad-supported tier in June

AT&T previously noted that it would expand HBO Max to more countries in June. As it turns out, that’ll be an eventful month for the streaming service in the US as well. The company plans to roll out an ad-supported version in the country in June. Reports in 2019 suggested a cheaper tier of HBO …

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Extreme cold snap causes T-Mobile outages in Texas and other parts of the US

If you’re not getting wireless service on your T-Mobile device, you’re not the only one. Inclement winter weather in Texas and other parts of the US is causing issues with the carrier’s network, with Downdetector tracking more than 1,000 outage reports since 1PM ET. We’re experiencing network issues following severe weather in several areas of …

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AT&T customer since 1960 buys WSJ print ad to complain of slow speeds

Enlarge Getty Images | Synergee A man who has been an AT&T customer since 1960 has a message for CEO John Stankey about the company’s failure to upgrade DSL areas to modern Internet service. Aaron Epstein, 90, is so frustrated by his 3Mbps Internet plan that he took out a Wall Street Journal ad in …

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AT&T may keep majority ownership of DirecTV as it closes in on final deal

Enlarge / A DirecTV satellite dish seen outside a bar in Portland, Oregon, in October 2019. Getty Images | hapabapa AT&T is reportedly closing in on a deal to sell a stake in DirecTV to TPG, a private-equity firm. Unfortunately for customers hoping that AT&T will relinquish control of DirecTV, a Reuters report on Friday …

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AT&T’s cord-cutting TV Now service is no longer accepting signups

SOPA Images via Getty Images AT&T is killing off its skinny bundle AT&T TV Now service, less than 18 months after its introduction as a replacement for DirectTV Now. New customers can no longer sign up for the bundle, though existing users will be able to continue to use the service without disruptions, a spokesperson …

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Sony says WarnerMedia’s HBO Max gamble helped its movie business

REUTERS/Danny Moloshok Directors aren’t thrilled about WarnerMedia’s decision to release every 2021 movie on HBO Max, and that’s proving to be good news for at least one rival. As The Verge reports, Sony Pictures chief Tony Vinciquerra told CNBC in an interview that his studio has enjoyed a “bit of a boom” from Hollywood creators …

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