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AT&T throws $14bn at Project VIP to boost LTE and U-verse

AT&T throws $14bn at Project VIP to boost LTE and U-verse

AT&T will pump $14bn into 4G and wireline expansion over the next three years, the carrier has announced, in an attempt to blanket 300m people with LTE by the end of 2014. The frantic deployment will see the lion's share - $8bn - spent on wireless, with $6bn on wireline initiatives, and has been dubbed Project Velocity IP (VIP); AT&T will also increasingly look to get consumers and businesses wanting broadband connections online via 4G when wired hook-ups are impractical.

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AT&T’s Samsung ATIV Smart PC drops November 9 for $800

AT&T’s Samsung ATIV Smart PC drops November 9 for $800

AT&T has priced up Samsung's ATIV Smart PC running Windows 8, and the docking tablet doesn't come cheap: $799.99. The 11.6-inch tablet will come with 64GB of internal storage and a dual-core 1.5GHz Intel Atom processor when it drops on November 9, and run Windows 8 as standard with the option of a Windows 8 Pro upgrade. Buyers will be able to add the tablet to a Mobile Share plan, or take out a specific data plan for the slate.

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US Cellular rolls out 4G LTE in 30+ markets

US Cellular rolls out 4G LTE in 30+ markets

As LTE devices become more commonplace and data demands increase, many users are gravitating towards using 4G mobile broadband. Now more users with have access to the faster mobile network, with US Cellular announcing its plans to roll out new 4G LTE networks in over 30 markets. The network is slated for launch on November 5.

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Analog TV ceases transmission in UK, freeing up airwaves for juicy LTE

Analog TV ceases transmission in UK, freeing up airwaves for juicy LTE

Analog TV broadcasts have been shut off in the UK, marking the final stages of the digital switchover and freeing up valuable spectrum for further 4G LTE roll-out. The signal broadcast milestone is the culmination of half a decade of handover, with Northern Ireland the last remaining hold-out; transmissions there ceased at midnight local time, the BBC reports, ending 80 years of analog television. However, the potential for high speed data is probably enough to assuage any sadness.

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iPad Mini, fourth generation iPad heading to Verizon

iPad Mini, fourth generation iPad heading to Verizon

In case you missed all of the hullabaloo, the iPad Mini and the fourth generation iPad were revealed earlier today, and both of them are sporting 4G functionality. Now, all Apple enthusiasts need to do is decide where they're going to purchase their shiny new tablet. Verizon has announced that it will offer both the fourth generation iPad and the iPad Mini at launch, so if you're looking to take full advantage of their 4G capabilities, Verizon might be a good choice.

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EE launches EE Film for mobile video rentals (hands-on)

EE launches EE Film for mobile video rentals (hands-on)

EE's new 4G plans for the UK have been revealed, but the carrier also has a new movie store, EE Film, for both its own subscribers and those of other carriers. Preloaded on EE handsets, such as the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III 4G LTE, and Galaxy Note II 4G LTE, but also available to other smartphone users to download, EE Film will offer what the network says is the best selection of new releases of any UK rental service, on a par with DVDs.

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