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AT&T Inc. (T) and Chernin Group form $500M streaming video joint venture

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AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and Chernin Group have formed a $500 million joint venture to build a streaming video service. AT&T and Chernin will be pooling resources to acquire and launch over-the-top video services, including video-on-demand businesses that would compete against services like Netflix and Hulu.

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AT&T Inc. (T) is bringing Gigabit broadband to 21 new metro areas

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AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is going to compete head-on with Google’s broadband service, Google Fiber, in the ultra high-speed gigabit network market. Today AT&T announced it has started talking to municipalities in at least 21 major metro areas to bring the AT&T U-Verse GigaPower fiber network to these communities.

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AT&T Inc. (T) invested over $2.6B to enhance Dallas networks

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AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is investing over $2.6 billion in its wireless and wired networks in the Dallas/Fort Worth area between 2011 and 2013. This investment brought upgrades to enhance speed, reliability, coverage and performance for residents and business customers. 

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AT&T drops price of 2GB Mobile Share by $15

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AT&T has dropped the price of the 2GB data plan by $15 — from $55 to $40 per month. You will still need to pay an extra fee for each device that accesses the data pool, according to The Verge.
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AT&T Inc. (T) also wants payment from Netflix

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A couple of days ago, it was announced that Netflix is going to pay Comcast for faster video delivery to customers. A day later, the CEO of Verizon revealed that the telecommunications giant is also in talks with Comcast about a similar deal. Now AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) wants to make a deal with Comcast too.

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AT&T has ended a promotion that paid T-Mobile customers to switch

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AT&T has ended a promotion that paid $450 for T-Mobile customers to switch to their network. The program launched on January 3rd, which was a response to T-Mobile’s campaign to reward people to switch. The promotion ended January 31st and pointed out that it was a limited-time offer. AT&T still has other promotions such as a $100 discount for customers that want to add an additional line and there is lower pricing for some family plan customers. T-Mobile continues to offer discounts for contract customers that switch over from another network.
[Source: Re/Code]

Apple, Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are pledging $750 million to support Barack Obama’s ConnectED program

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President Barack Obama has announced commitments from U.S. companies that totals around $750 million for the purpose of connecting more students to high-speed Internet. Apple has pledged $100 million in iPads, computers, and other resources. AT&T and Sprint are going to offer free Internet service through wireless networks, Verizon is offering $100 million in cash and other contributions. Microsoft is discounting Windows and is offering 12 million copies of free Microsoft Office. 
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AT&T will give you $100 off your bill for adding new lines

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AT&T has announced that you will get $100 off of your bill if you add a new line to the account. This will take $100 off every new phone, tablet, or mobile hotspot that is added to the account. This deal is only good between January 29th and March 31st. The offer can be redeemed from AT&T retail stores and offers online. AT&T is also paying up to $200 to subscribers that switch over from T-Mobile.
[Source: BI]