The GAO has taken a look at broadband caps on behalf of Congress and has uncovered a few troubling things.
Frontier is using Zipwhip’s cloud messaging technology to offer text messaging plans to wireline phones. The service so far is only available to Frontier’s business customers.
Steve Altman built Qualcomm’s mammoth mobile technology licensing operation. Now he’s helping little-known startup MagnaCom convince the telecom industry to rethink one of underlying technologies of communications networks.
AT&T(s t) said today it is selling its wireline operations in Connecticut to Frontier Communications(s ftr) for $2 billion, effectively exiting the state as a local telephone and broadband provider. AT&T has hinted in the past it might sell its “unimproved” DSL lines, following in Verizon’s(s vz) footsteps, but it looks like it wants to shed parts of its improved copper network as well. It’s U-Verse fiber-to-the-node service is available in parts of Connecticut. AT&T Connecticut is actually the former Southern New England Telephone, and it stands aloof from AT&T’s traditional territory in the southern and western U.S. AT&T said it would use the proceeds from the sale to fund its IP transformation strategy, Project VIP.
AT&T is offering home phone and broadband in Verizon’s territory relying on its LTE and HSPA networks to provide connectivity.
A story today on wireline broadband cord cutters fails to focus on the real issue — if people really are cutting wireline broadband because it costs too much and offers too little, consumers and industry are in trouble.
SMS formerly has been a mobile-phone only club, but cloud-messaging provider Zipwhip has virtualized the SMS client, allowing you to send text messages from any wireline number — if not from an actual wired phone.
As a general rule, prices of technology-driven products and services tend to fall over time. But what’s happened with broadband prices is a clear exception.
How do prices, speeds and rates of adoption for broadband in the U.S. stack up with the rest of the industralized world? Not as well as you might think. Here are some key facts on the state of broadband.
Though AT&T’s smartphone penetration is well over 60 percent, it keeps activating new smart devices at a rapid clip. AT&T remained the carrier of choice for iPhone customers. It added 3.7 million iPhones in the second quarter, 22 percent of which came from competitors.