AT&T CEO John Stankey to Speak at WSJ Tech Live on October 19

AT&T Inc.* (NYSE:T) CEO John Stankey will be the opening speaker of the WSJ Tech Live conference on October 19, 2020. The presentation will be held virtually and is scheduled to begin at 12:05 p.m. ET.

A livestream of the fireside chat will be available at no cost for those who register for the Watch Pass on the WSJ conference website. Viewers should join the webcast a few minutes before the planned start time in case the conference schedule changes.

*About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a diversified, global leader in telecommunications, media and entertainment, and technology. WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content to global audiences through its consumer brands, including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Turner Classic Movies. Xandr, now part of WarnerMedia, provides marketers

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T-Mobile Expands Home Internet to More Than 450 Cities & Towns Left High-and-Dry by AT&T

No contract, $50 per month high-speed Internet access is rolling out to vast swaths of the country, including rural America, for both T-Mobile and non-T-Mobile customers alike

What’s the news: T-Mobile is throwing a lifeline to many communities being abandoned by AT&T. It’s expanding its $50 / month, no two-year contract Home Internet service into more than 450 cities and towns that AT&T is deserting. The Un-carrier is also opening the service to non-T-Mobile customers in these new areas.

Why it matters: Many parts of the country have extremely limited, slow Internet options and the pandemic has increased our reliance on Internet connectivity. AT&T dropping DSL service in those communities makes an already difficult situation that much worse.

Who it’s for: 20 million households in thousands of locations that are sick-and-tired of their Internet access provider jerking them around.

What AT&T takes away, T-Mobile brings back. Following news that AT&T

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AT&T Just Screwed Over DSL Customers and Rural America

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As of Oct. 1, AT&T has stopped offering DSL as a new service, according to USA Today. Existing DSL subscribers, who connect to the internet via copper phone lines, will be grandfathered in. DSL is definitely old technology, but many people, especially in rural areas, still rely on it for internet access. Internet service providers have mostly focused on expanding cable broadband and fiber networks in wealthy metropolitan and suburban areas. Basically, if you don’t already have DSL service and you need to connect to the internet, you may be completely out of options.

AT&T has seen the number of DSL subscribers slowly decrease over the years. The telecom reported 653,000 total DSL connections at the end of the second quarter of 2020, compared to nearly 14.5 million fiber customers, USA Today noted. That low DSL subscriber number is not surprising

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“West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative and AT&T Hosts A Free Community Technology Repair Pop-Up Event on October 3-4, 2020” | News

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative, in partnership with the NerdiTNow Foundation and Samuel Consultancy Group, are holding a Technology Repair Pop-Up Event in West Philadelphia. The team is providing free technology repair to residents, employees of small businesses working remotely, K-12 students and jobseekers looking for work but lacking access to the best technology. With properly functioning technology, students, employees, and prospective employees can work virtually and be less vulnerable to catch COVID-19 by reducing the possibility of in-person transmission of the disease.

The event will require on-site visitors to maintain social distancing, as well as allow for drop off or drive-in services to repair the most common technological problems. The available services include virus removal, screen repair for phones, tablets, or laptops, camera repair, keyboard repair, and operating system install and updates.

This event is sponsored by AT&T through its ‘Believe

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Insights on the 5G in IoT Global Market to 2025 – Featuring AT&T, Broadcom & China Mobile Among Others

The “5G in IoT by Connectivity, Infrastructure, Sensors, Devices (Type, Sector, Verticals), and Things 2020-2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This report assesses 5G technologies and solutions in support of the Internet of Things and includes an evaluation of key solution such as 5G enabled Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) and managed services for devices and IoT things. The report also analyzes the impact of 5G in IoT across infrastructure components including hardware, processors, embedded devices, software, and cloud-based service platforms. The report includes detailed forecasts through 2025.

Select Report Findings

  • 5G and IoT enabled smart machines represent a $1.7B global opportunity by 2025

  • Device-level SLAs will be crucial for ensuring enterprise and industrial QoS requirements

  • 5G is a must for in-building private wireless networks in support of ultra-reliable IoT applications

  • Application revenue for edge computing in 5G will exceed 46% of infrastructure spending by 2025

  • Driven by edge

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“West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative and AT&T Hosts A Free Community Technology Repair Pop-Up Event on October 3-4, 2020”

“West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative and AT&T Hosts A Free Community Technology Repair Pop-Up Event on October 3-4, 2020”

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative, in partnership with the NerdiTNow Foundation and Samuel Consultancy Group, are holding a Technology Repair Pop-Up Event in West Philadelphia. The team is providing free technology repair to residents, employees of small businesses working remotely, K-12 students and jobseekers looking for work but lacking access to the best technology. With properly functioning technology, students, employees, and prospective employees can work virtually and be less vulnerable to catch COVID-19 by reducing the possibility of in-person transmission of the disease.



The event will require on-site visitors to maintain social distancing, as well as allow for drop off or drive-in services to repair the most common technological problems. The available services include virus removal, screen repair for phones, tablets, or laptops, camera repair, keyboard

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Microsoft and AT&T Try To Make the Internet of Things Easier

The Internet of Things (IoT), that catch-all phrase describing the tens of billions of new devices that hook up to the internet, is still a work in progress. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and AT&T (NYSE:T) recently announced that they’re teaming up on a new service for large enterprises that want to deploy network-connected devices. AT&T is running point, making use of Microsoft’s tech know-how to make it easier for enterprises to get devices connected to a network.

Microsoft and AT&T’s announcement is actually a continuation of the partnership they unveiled in 2019, in which AT&T migrated its non-network operations (i.e., those not specifically related to its mobile communications network) to Microsoft’s cloud computing service, Azure. AT&T is now building the new service using Azure Sphere, a cloud-based IoT ecosystem that includes chips and related hardware, software, and security.

The idea is for companies to easily deploy and manage their connected products on

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T-Mobile amassed “unprecedented concentration of spectrum,” AT&T complains

A bird sits on top of a T-Mobile sign outside a mobile phone store,
Enlarge / A pigeon rests on a T-Mobile logo outside a mobile phone store, operated by Deutsche Telekom AG, in Munich, Germany, on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017.

AT&T and Verizon are worried about T-Mobile’s vast spectrum holdings and have asked the Federal Communications Commission to impose limits on the carrier’s ability to obtain more spectrum licenses. Verizon kicked things off in August when it petitioned the FCC to reconsider its acceptance of a new lease that would give T-Mobile another 10MHz to 30MHz of spectrum in the 600MHz band in 204 counties. AT&T followed that up on Friday with a filing that supports many of the points made in Verizon’s petition.

T-Mobile was once the smallest of four national carriers and complained that it didn’t have enough low-band spectrum to match AT&T and Verizon’s superior coverage. But T-Mobile surged past Sprint in recent years and then bought the company, making

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AT&T Already Working on 6G, Says 5G iPhones Might Not Be ‘Massive Event’ Due to Economic Uncertainty

Apple’s upcoming launch of 5G iPhones might not be a “massive event” due to economic uncertainty amid the global health crisis, AT&T Communications CEO Jeff McElfresh said in a paywalled interview published by CNBC.


“I do believe that you will see many of the iPhone subscribers move to upgrade to the device,” said McElfresh. “But I wouldn’t forecast that it’s going to be a massive event. I also don’t think it’s going to be a nonevent. I think customers, based on the pressures of the economy that we’re all facing today, will make a calculated decision as to what they want to do. And we’re going to be there to offer them any device that Apple launches here shortly.”

McElfresh added that AT&T already has engineers working on next-generation 6G networking, noting that it will take years before the technology fully materializes. No further details were shared about these

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