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DirecTV Now will launch in November, offering 100+ channels for $35 per month

Next month, the AT&T-owned DirecTV will face off against its rival Dish Network with the launch of DirecTV Now, which will cost just $35 a month for more than 100 channels, including mobile streaming.

AT&T’s spying practices may be larger than previously thought, report says

It looks like AT&T's citizen-spying practices are far more wide-reaching than was previously thought. Not only that, but the company could be making a profit by spying on its customers, according to a report from The Daily Beast.

AT&T buys Time Warner for $85 billion

Telecommunications giant AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for $85 billion. The purchase would provide an instant menu of television channels and films. AT&T bought DirecTV in 2015 to expand services from pure communications.

Transfer your number to Cricket and pick out one of four smartphones for free

For a limited time, if you transfer your number from another carrier, Cricket will give you a free smartphone. It is unknown when the promotion will end, but would-be customers have a pool of four phones to pick from.

AT&T just added 11 metro areas to its future gigabit fiber internet wait list

AT&T Fiber added 11 more metro areas to its future expansion list. AT&T's gigabit fiber internet service is currently available in 29 metro areas, with 16 more to be added by year's end.

Connectivity issues put damper on Apple iPhone 7's robust sales

Apple's new iPhone 7 might not have the explosive problems and double as a high-tech hand grenade like Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, but it sure seems to suffer from connectivity issues.

AT&T Project AirGig to provide multi-gigabit wireless internet using power lines

Testing won't start till 2017, but AT&T sees Project AirGig technology as a way to bring ultra-fast wireless connectivity to any device. AirGig employs millimeter wave signals regenerated along power lines.

The best iPhone 7 deals for every carrier

iPhone trade-in season is here, but before you replace your old iPhone, you'll want to check out the latest promos offered by the four major carriers. Each of them is offering a free iPhone 7 with the trade-in of an older model, with some…

Google Fiber is one step closer to reality in Nashville, despite AT&T’s objections

Despite objections from the likes of Comcast and AT&T, Nashville's Metro Council has advance its proposal to bring Google Fiber to the city, moving it one step closer to a reality after a long, drawn-out legal situation.
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AT&T and Qualcomm want to connect commercial drones to cell networks

AT&T and Qualcomm are looking into allowing drones to connect to cell towers to enable long-distance, beyond-line-of-sight flight. The technology would allow remote operation and human intervention over autonomous commercial drones.

Google Fiber and AT&T await Nashville utility pole vote scheduled for Tuesday

Google Fiber wants to move all wires on Nashville utility poles, no matter who owns them. AT&T says it will sue if the city approves. Vote on Tuesday. Google Fiber wants to make progress with fiber optic internet access, AT&T says…

AT&T executive calls out Google Fiber — ‘Pardon our dust’

In a mocking, pointed, and detailed blog post, an AT&T executive traces its version of Google Fiber's entry into the broadband internet market. According to the post, AT&T keeps on deploying fiber optic cable while Google Fiber complains.