There seems to be a disconnect between Verizon's plans to break apart FiOS video bundles and the way those who provide content for those bundles feel. FiOS, as the company reported in its earnings call earlier this week, is a bright spot in the sagging wireline space and Verizon is hoping to enhance that business by giving customers more choice.
Finally and officially, Google has unwrapped its "Project Fi" MVNO in partnership with Sprint and T-Mobile US.
AT&T continues to drive more of its legacy DSL broadband customers onto its IP platform, converting around 80 percent of its subscribers to IP in the first quarter.
AT&T Mobility reported better-than-expected postpaid subscribers in the first quarter, adding 441,000 new subscribers. In addition the company reported churn of just 1.02 percent, which it said was the best it had ever reported in a first quarter.
As Meerkat and Periscope users enthusiastically begin live-streaming the important moments in their lives, sports broadcasters and premium networks are preparing to release the hounds on any potential copyright violators.
Google is officially getting into the wireless business, and unwrapped its "Project Fi" MVNO in partnership with Sprint and T-Mobile US. The service will let customers dynamically switch between the carriers' LTE networks and Wi-Fi networks, and will also give customers credits for their unused mobile data, as had been expected.
While Comcast, Cablevision and Google continue to work toward a "Wi-Fi first" paradigm that will compete head-on with the wireless industry, BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk has poured a little cold water on their parade.
AT&T is seeing that the rollout of fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) is the only way it can realistically compete with both existing cable operators and emerging players, such as Google Fiber, that are offering higher speeds than it can deliver on a fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) architecture.
DirecTV and Quincy Newspapers have apparently resolved a business dispute that kept stations covering 10 Midwestern markets off the satellite service for much of Tuesday.
Defense Mobile, an MVNO working with Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and Sprint, is officially launching its commercial service as "of veterans, by veterans and for veterans."