Cogent Communications has asked federal regulators to reject AT&T's pending acquisition of DirecTV if it does not put restrictions on the new company to ensure it does not charge large fees for exchanging Web traffic.
The Mayweather-Pacquiao match may have been one of the biggest pay-per-view boxing events in decades, but technical problems caused major disruptions for viewers trying to tune in.
AT&T has completed the third largest corporate bond sale--$17.5 billion--to help pay for its DirecTV acquisition.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has told the FCC he likes the idea of a combined AT&T DirecTV because it will mean good things for the Golden State.
Satellite, presumably via the acquisition of DirecTV, will add a fourth dimension to AT&T's video delivery portfolio, John Donovan, senior executive vice president of AT&T architecture, technology and operations, said during Barclays 2014 Global Technology Conference.
A combined AT&T-DirecTV will be good for rural customers, effectively helping bridge the digital divide, but it has no connection with Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable, AT&T argues in a new filing with the FCC.
AT&T cleared a large hurdle in its quest to purchase DirecTV as the satellite TV provider's shareholders have given the green light for the proposed deal.
DirecTV has chosen ViaWest as its data center provider to support its network infrastructure.
Whether it's net neutrality, AT&T's proposed acquisition of DirecTV or Sprint's desire to purchase T-Mobile US coming to fruition, it's clear that the FCC has a lot on its plate this year.
AT&T's bid to merge with DirecTV is expected to be at the top of the agenda at Allen & Co.'s annual Sun Valley, Idaho, conference, long seen as an off-the-record industry incubator.