Chapel Hill, is the latest North Carolina city to sign on to AT&T's fiber-based U-verse with GigaPower, joining Raleigh, Cary, Winston-Salem, and Durham.

In Kansas City, Google is building a network that telecoms have generally taken decades to create -- and the result is widespread disruption.

As Congress examined the proposed AT&T/DirecTV merger, CWA urged subcommittee chairs to approve it, saying it will "expand high road labor standards and create substantive video competition.?
CWA released a statement today saying that "the proposed AT&T/DirecTV merger can provide real benefits to workers and consumers."
AT&T and the North Carolina Next Generation Network are extending fiber to six cities throughout the state. This week, AT&T ratified an agreement to bring U-verse with GigaPower to parts of Winston-Salem.
In an SEC filing earlier this week, AT&T said that purchase of DirecTV would save it $1.6 billion a year, enabling greater build-out of its Gigapower and U-verse fiber connections.
This week, the FCC released the full orders covering the upcoming broadcast spectrum auction, which attempts to balance competing forces among the buyers and sellers of public spectrum.
CWA believes the AT&T purchase of DirecTV will provide better employment opportunities for tens of thousands of employees at both companies.
To expand rural mobile broadband, said former House Telecommunications Chair Rick Boucher, ?Don?t restrict the auction by cutting out companies that currently serve rural America and want to expand their presence there.?
AT&T and an investment firm have announced that they?ll spend up to $500 million to ?acquire, invest in and launch" video services, marketing on-demand video to its millions of subscribers.