CWA9510 © 2017  |  PRIVACY POLICY

 

 

Brothers & Sisters:

 

We have established this part of our website because of the tremendous changes occurring currently and further changes that are about to occur in the telecommunications industry.  Please look at this site on an ongoing basis as information will be added and deleted as needed.  Click on the links for full articles.

 

In Unity,

 

Kenny Williams

President, CWA Local 9510

 

 

 

February 9, 2017 – IBM, Ericsson Unveil 28GHz 5G Antenna

 

 

 

February 6, 2017 – AT&T working on 5G wireless network using Air Gig

 

 

 

February 1, 2017 – AT&T to Offer 5G in Austin, Indianapolis This Year

 

 

 

January 19, 2017 – Bids in Groundbreaking Wireless Spectrum Auction

Top $18 Billion

 

 

 

January 10, 2017 – 5G: Another Next-Generation Disappointment?

 

 

 

December 21, 2016 – AT&T seeks permission to shut down

13 legacy services in Southwest region

 

 

 

December 2, 2016 – AT&T takes heat for opting out of Lifeline broadband program

 

 

 

December 5, 2016 – AT&T starts testing 5G wireless with Intel in Austin

 

 

 

December 2, 2016 – AT&T calls early DirecTV Now demand 'rather dramatic'

 

 

 

October 28, 2016 – AT&T to begin 400 Gigabit Ethernet trials in 2017

 

 

 

October 23, 2016 – Senate Committee to Hold Hearing in

November on AT&T-Time Warner Merger

 

 

 

October 22, 2016 – AT&T clinches $85-billion deal for

Time Warner to create entertainment powerhouse

 

 

 

October 21, 2016 – AT&T boss would roll regulatory dice with Time Warner deal

 

 

 

September 27, 2016 – Report: AT&T has set a timeline to phase out

satellites and set-top boxes

 

 

 

September 13, 2016 – AT&T wants to own a media company

 

 

 

August 23, 2016 – Verizon, AT&T, CenturyLink take aggressive

tack on NFV deployment, research firm says

 

 

 

August 17, 2016 – AT&T Teams With Global Giants to Ramp 5G Deployment

 

 

 

August 1, 2016 – AT&T proceeds with CORD trial in Georgia,

submits virtual OLT specs to Open Compute project

 

 

 

May 25, 2016 – The Top 4 AT&T Shareholders (T)

 

 

 

May 23, 2016 – AT&T will launch SDN service in 63 countries simultaneously this year,

- de la Vega says

 

 

 

May 16, 2016 – Huge breakthrough in blazing fast internet speeds

 

 

 

May 16, 2016 – AT&T launches gigabit Internet service in San Jose, San Francisco

 

 

 

April 25, 2016 – AT&T announces deal with

Globecomm to offer satellite fallback for IoT customers

 

 

 

April 25, 2016 – AT&T, Otis partner on Internet of Things services

 

 

 

April 20, 2016 – AT&T's SDN network design winner launches as

Waltz Networks with $8.15M in funding

 

 

 

April 19, 2016 – Google to test innovative 3.5GHz wireless in Kansas City

 

 

 

April 16, 2016 – A blow in the battle to keep the Internet free and equal

 

 

 

April 6, 2016 – A Closer Look at AT&T’s New Over-the-Top Services

 

 

 

February 13, 2016 – Gearing Up for the Cloud, AT&T Tells Its Workers: Adapt, or Else

 

 

 

February 12, 2016 – AT&T Says 5G Will Be 100 Times Faster Than LTE and

May Even Launch This Year

 

 

 

February 2, 2016 – AT&T Shake-Up: Stankey Gets Consumer Wireless, Video,

and Broadband

 

 

 

January 26, 2016 – AT&T is ready to unveil its own video service that could top Netflix

 

 

 

January 20, 2016 – AT&T CEO: Bringing video and Internet together (Yahoo video)

 

 

 

January 20, 2016 – AT&T's Project VIP buoys its FTTB reach with 1M additions

 

 

 

January 6, 2016 – Donovan: AT&T Beating Moore's Law

 

 

 

January 5, 2016 – AT&T: We'll connect everything you own and everywhere you go

 

 

 

December 9, 2015 – Verizon is about to ruin the Internet

 

 

 

December 8, 2015 – Verizon's McAdam: 5G speeds will be up to 1 Gbps and

live at Verizon HQ in January

 

 

 

November 10, 2015 – AT&T expands gigabit fiber to 23 cities starting at $70/$110

 

 

 

October 8, 2015 – AT&T to begin CORD field trials in wireline network in 2016

 

 

 

October 8, 2015 – AT&T's Donovan: Traffic from 'millions' of wireless customers

now running on SDN architecture

 

 

 

September 29, 2015 –

AT&T drops fiber prices to Google Fiber levels

 

 

 

September 10, 2015 –

AT&T's Stephens: We'll meet our FTTH goals by extending fiber from existing builds

 

 

 

September 10, 2015 –

Google Considering Three New Cities for High-Speed Web Service

 

 

 

September 9, 2015 –

Does Verizon's CAF-II refusal mean another wireline asset sale is coming?

 

 

 

September 8, 2015 –

AT&T, Verizon face California PUC scrutiny over copper networks

 

 

 

September 8, 2015 –

Verizon to test 5G in 2016

 

 

 

August 12, 2015 –

AT&T's Network on Demand leads to 95% improvement in 'provisioning cycle times'

 

 

 

July 27, 2015 –

AT&T a 'fundamentally different company' now that DirecTV acquisition has closed

 

 

 

July 20, 2015 –

AT&T’s DirecTV Deal Seen Helping Laggard Finally Outpace Verizon

 

 

 

July 15, 2015 –

CWA supports Wheeler’s transition proposals

 

 

 

July 9, 2015 –

AT&T Embracing Net-Neutrality Rules It Slammed to Speed DirecTV Deal

 

 

 

July 7, 2015 –

AT&T Goes Extra Broadband Mile

 

 

 

June 8, 2015 –

AT&T shifts 130K employees to focus on software networking transition

 

 

 

May 10, 2015 –

FCC shoots down petitions to delay open internet rules

 

 

 

May 7, 2015 –

Verizon To Exit Wireline Business Within 10 Years

 

 

 

May 1, 2015 –

U.S. telecom groups, AT&T seek to block new Internet rules

 

 

 

April 30, 2015 –

FCC Hits AT&T With $10.4 Million Fine for Lifeline Fraud

 

 

 

April 24, 2015 –

AT&T bond sale aimed at financing DirecTV acquisition

 

 

 

March 20, 2015 –

Frontier Stakes Its Claim on Landlines

 

 

 

March 6, 2015 –

AT&T’s next big transformation (Dallas Morning News)

 

 

 

March 2, 2015 –

AT&T on track to virtualize 5% of network functions by end of 2015, Donovan says

 

 

 

February 26, 2015 –

Net Neutrality Prevails In Historic FCC Vote

 

 

 

February 24, 2015 –

5G and the coming 'tectonic' shift in wireless

 

 

 

February 5, 2015 –

Verizon offloads towers to American Tower for $5B

Frontier acquires Verizon wireline assets in 3 states for $10.5B

 

 

 

January 28, 2015 –

Tons of AT&T and Verizon customers may no longer have “broadband” tomorrow

 

 

 

January 23, 2015 –

AT&T could spend $20-22B in AWS-3 auction, more than Verizon

 

 

 

January 5, 2015 –

FCC plans to vote on net neutrality in February

 

 

 

November 12, 2014 –

Obama - Regulate broadband Internet like a utility so it works for everyone

AT&T halts fiber deployments until net neutrality is resolved

AT&T kills plan to use LTE in WCS C, D Block for in-flight Wi-Fi services

AT&T to expand wireless network to Mexico with $2.5B purchase of Iusacell

 

 

 

October 31, 2014 –

FCC's Wheeler proposes two-tier net neutrality plan for broadband services

 

 

 

October 27, 2014 –

CWA Opening Comments on Staff Report

 

 

 

September 19, 2014 –

What happens to calls that are 'recorded for quality assurance'

 

 

 

September 3, 2014 –

Frontier’s Buyout of AT&T Connecticut Rejected By Regulators; Deal Offers Little Benefit to Customers

 

 

 

August 18, 2014 –

AT&T Incubates Technology to Connect Devices

 

 

 

August 13, 2014 –

Verizon planning to use 4G LTE for wireless TV

 

 

 

July 23, 2014 –

**A brief history of the Internet of Things** - FierceMobile Article

 

 

 

June 25, 2014 –

Both houses of Congress tackle AT&T-DirecTV merger

 

 

 

May 19, 2014 –

FCC initiates Open Internet rulemaking

AT&T AIMS FOR TV'S FUTURE WITH $48.5B DIRECTV DEAL

 

 

 

May 18, 2014 –

AT&T will buy DirecTV for $48.5B

 

 

 

May 13, 2014

Big Telecom Threatens Investment Apocalypse if FCC Enacts Strong Net Neutrality

 

Verizon, AT&T leaving landline phone networks to rot, complaint says

 

 

 

April 22, 2014

AT&T, Chernin teaming up on $500M OTT play

 

 

 

April 10, 2014

It is difficult to determine where to start.  Should I start in 2008 in New York when AT&T announced at a trade show that they were working on the idea of transitioning from TDM solutions to an all IP network?

(http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/t-demonstrates-new-technologies-eyes-tdm-sunset/2008-09-16).

 

Should I dispel the myth that an all IP network means no copper?  Or perhaps I should start with Verizon who, on a nationwide basis, is forcing customers against their will to migrate from the copper network to FIOS.

(http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/03/verizon-accused-of-refusing-to-fix-broken-landline-phone-se).

 

TURN (The Utility Reform Network) Emergency motion regarding Verizon force migration of customers.

 

Maybe I should tell you about the Industrial Internet Consortium for IoT (Internet of Things) formed in 2014 that consists of AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel

(http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/43524.wss).

 

No, I think I’ll start in Carbon Hill….

 

FCC blesses AT&T plan to test TDM-to-IP transition

 

CWA's response and petition to FCC (2 separate documents)

 

Alabama Customers Unhappy About AT&T’s Experiment Ending Landline Service

 

 
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