AT&T's Time Warner deal to create challenges for Sling, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and others

AT&T’s announced $85.4 billion acquisition of media giant Time Warner signals a ramp-up in consolidation of content assets that many video industry players and analysts predicted would happen.

AT&T, Time Warner want to out-innovate cable

AT&T’s proposed $85 billion takeover of Time Warner will, in part, help the combined companies push video distribution innovation that may have been slowed by cable companies.

Analyst: AT&T may opt out of incentive auction due to Time Warner deal

AT&T may no longer be looking to spend much in the incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum now that it has agreed to fork over $85 billion to acquire Time Warner.

What will be the next big deal in telecom after AT&T and Time Warner?

AT&T’s giant $85.4 billion deal for Time Warner likely will satiate AT&T in the mergers & acquisitions space, at least for a time.

SHLB Coalition says FCC’s special access proposal should adopt technology neutral regime

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s business data services proposal is facing opposition from the Schools, Health, Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition who say that the proposal needs to regulate Ethernet pricing, a key factor

EPB says public demand will help change municipal broadband laws

Chattanooga’s EPB says that while it is still limited by Tennessee law to selling 1 Gbps FTTH service within its defined borders, the municipal fiber provider is confident that growing demand for higher speed broadband could drive a change to curr

EPB's gigabit challenge to Comcast, AT&T a win for Chattanooga, exec says

Comcast may have been one of the most vocal opponents to the fiber-to-the-home moves by Chattanooga, Tennessee-based utility EPB, but the company’s efforts over the past year to wire the city with fiber-based 2 Gbps services for residential and bu

AT&T launches fixed wireless trial, targets apartment complexes

AT&T has begun a hybrid millimeter wave (mmWave) wireless and wireline technology trial, targeting apartment complexes outside of its wireline service area to deliver up to 100 Mbps in areas where it has not been able to reach potential broadb

Focus on broadband access, not set-top boxes, analyst says

“The Internet has eaten the TV,” an analyst for The Diffusion Group pointed out in a post arguing that the Federal Communications Commission needs to stop futzing about with set-top box regulation and instead accept that TV’s future lies in apps,

Comcast, Charter and cable’s uncertain wireless future

[Commentary] With continually expanding Wi-Fi footprints and enough backhaul to choke a horse, Comcast and Charter could finally succeed where past cable efforts to break into wireless failed.