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When the cat's away, the mouse will play, or charge more for his services, as the case may be. Or to be more specific, AT&T is launching its fiber Internet service in parts of Cupertino, California, home of Apple, but is charging more for 1Gbps speeds than it does in other areas where U-verse with GigaPower is offered. In Kansas City and Austin, AT&T's U-verse with GigaPower costs $70 per month for gigabit service when opting in to its "Internet Preferences" program, which gives the company permission to view your web traffic. In exchange, AT&T matches Google's competing fiber Internet... Read more...
Sony’s The Interview is starting to pick up steam, albeit in an untraditional way. After being shut out by major theater chains for a Christmas Day opening, Sony received backing from just 331 independent theaters for the release, which was good enough to deliver $2.8 million at the box-office over the holiday weekend. Sony also made the shrewd move to simultaneously make the movie available online for rental/purchase on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox Live, Vudu and via iTunes. The online release of The Interview set a record for Sony, raking in $15 million in the first few days of availability making... Read more...
Telecom giant AT&T today announced the launch of its U-verse with GigaPower service in several parts of North Carolina, including Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem. The roll out of its all-fiber GigaPower network is the result of an agreement with the North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) initiative, which is comprised of six municipalities, four leading universities, and local business leaders all with vested interested in developing high-speed Internet networks across the state. That's what they get with the newly implemented GigaPower network, the fastest Internet... Read more...
The vast majority of three-piece bundles from cable companies include Internet, television channels, and landline phone service rolled into a single package. That's fine and dandy, but there are a growing number of cord cutters who have no interest in a landline, or even full blown cable or satellite TV service for the matter. Kudos to AT&T for partnering with HBO and Amazon to offer a different kind of package. Starting at $39 per month, you can get AT&T U-verse high-speed Internet, U-verse TV, HBO, and a year of Amazon Prime service, the latter of which is a $99 value by itself. Yes,... Read more...
It happens all too infrequently in the ISP business, but when it does, it's a beautiful thing. We're talking about good, old-fashioned competition, and that's what Google is getting now that AT&T is upping its fiber efforts. After Verizon nixed FiOS expansion a couple of years ago, the only real fiber-to-the-home growth has happened in small towns here and there, and lobbyists are working hard to put those to an end. Finally, AT&T is announcing a "major initiative" to expand its fiber network to 100 candidate cities and municipalities across the United States. The expansion would (in theory)... Read more...
Google is shaking up the ISP field in a big way with its Google Fiber service, and some of the fruit it has shaken loose pertains to AT&T launching a competing service in Austin, which Google has slated as one of the cities to get its gigabit Internet and TV service soon. AT&T is launching a 100% fiber network that promises gigabit speeds under its U-Verse brand (with GigaPower) along with high-end TV services that include HD-ready whole-home DVR (for up to 8 TVs), which is a step toward competing directly with Google’s Internet-and-TV package. AT&T is looking to beat Google to... Read more...
For AT&T U-verse TV subscribers, life just got a little better. If you're wondering why those monthly fees are so high, no doubt a solid chunk of 'em are headed to ESPN. But now, AT&T is joining the WatchESPN fray, giving U-verse TV patrons the ability to stream live ESPN channels on the go via the Web, mobile, or app. Oh, and through Xbox LIVE for Gold members. Just weeks ahead of the start of the MLB season and in advance of major sporting events like The Masters and NBA Playoffs, customers who receive ESPN's linear networks as part of their AT&T U-verse TV subscription can now stream... Read more...
Everyone enjoys a love story, right? And if you're a television fan, this is one love story you'll probably have an easy time blushing about. The Walt Disney Company and AT&T have just locked down a pretty substantial new agreement regarding distribution of content through the carrier's U-verse platform. It's a multi-year deal, which will bring Walt Disney Company's vast library of content to U-verse TV customers across televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and internet-enabled televisions. As part of the new multi-year deal, AT&T U-verse will introduce several new... Read more...
AT&T's U-verse TV service may not be everywhere, but for the folks that can get access, there's one more reason to also snag an iPad. As the Apple ecosystem slinks into even more corners of the entertainment universe, AT&T has announced this week that its AT&T U-verse for iPad App, which makes it easy for users to connect their iPad to their TV for an even better viewing experience, is available on the App Store. Extra content and information about the TV show you're watching, including series overview, episode synopsis, photos, cast and crew information, related TV shows, etc. are... Read more...
Wires, wires, everywhere. Talk about a nightmare. AT&T thinks so, and that's part of the reason why they're launching the industry's first integrated wireless receiver, which aims to give U-verse TV customers more freedom to watch TV shows anywhere, in any room throughout the home. The new U-verse TV Wireless Receiver is the first fully-integrated wireless receiver available from any TV provider, and gives U-verse TV customers even more freedom to watch TV when and where they want it, including rooms without an existing U-verse outlet. The Wireless Receiver will be available for order on Monday,... Read more...
Well, isn't this a bummer. AT&T isn't just changing up their data plans on the mobile side, but also restructuring things on the home Internet side. AT&T currently provides DSL and U-verse services, providing high-speed broadband to a great many homes across America. But soon, they'll follow Comcast down the dark hallways of Internet capping. It seems to signal a shift into a new reality, one where people are thrown the "unlimited" label less and less. According to a breaking report from DSLReports (and confirmed by The Wall Street Journal), May 2nd will mark the day that AT&T turns... Read more...
Baseball fans who are AT&T U-verse customers will be happy to know that AT&T is adding the MLB Network to its U-verse TV channel lineup. Like other dedicated sports channels, MLB Network promises to bring you closer to the game with opinions, insights and analysis from the best in the business. This 24-hour dedicated network features more than 100 live regular season games, over 80 Spring Training games, original programming, live studio shows, and exclusive coverage of the MLB First-Year Player Draft and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. MLB Network Launches on AT&T U-verse TV Dallas,... Read more...
Windows Phone 7 just launched in America this month, and already the app store is growing in impressive fashion. All of the regular apps are already onboard, but now a few "killer apps" are beginning to take shape. U-verse and Microsoft have retained a close relationship over the years, with Xbox integration already being a reality. But now, Windows Phone 7 users will have U-verse integration as well, with U-verse TV subscribers able to download and watch TV shows on their phone for free during a mobile holiday trial. AT&T U-verse Mobile for WP7 should come pre-loaded on any future devices... Read more...
There can be some perks to being an early adopter. In addition to the fun that comes from having the latest and greatest gadget, AT&T plans to reward its customers who purchase a Windows Phone 7 smartphone before the end of the year with a few bonuses. New adopters will get a free Entertainment Pack valued at $29.97. In this Entertainment Pack, you'll get a new 3D puzzle game known as ilomilo, 30 days of free unlimited music service, 10 free songs to keep through one-month Zune Pass trial, and 30 days of free access to download and watch TV shows through U-verse Mobile. After the 30-day trial,... Read more...
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