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AT&T 3G network shutdown is finally happening in February

AT&T 3G network shutdown is finally happening in February

As the world moves slowly but surely towards supporting 5G, network operators are itching to finally ditch the oldest cellular networks they're still supporting. After an initial wave of outcry and complaints, probably from commercial customers, US carriers have decided to delay shutting down their 3G services at least until 2022. It seems that AT&T will indeed be the first to do so by February 2022 and it has thankfully released a list of devices that will continue to work beyond that cutoff date.

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AT&T to combine WarnerMedia with Discovery

AT&T to combine WarnerMedia with Discovery

Verizon recently sold off its rather ill-fitting media business, which included AOL and Yahoo, to a giant Las Vegas resort owner. Now one of its biggest rivals in the telecom market is doing something similar though with a slightly different spin. AT&T is now reportedly in talks to spin off its rather large media business in a deal that could see Harry Potter and Batman on the same large ship as the Discovery Channel and Food Network.

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Here’s how much ad-supported HBO Max might cost

Here’s how much ad-supported HBO Max might cost

HBO and ads are two things that have never really been associated with one another, but that's set to change later this year. HBO and WarnerMedia parent company AT&T has indicated in the past that it will roll out an ad-supported version of HBO Max, and currently, AT&T is planning to launch that new subscription tier in June. Thanks to a new report today, we may now have an idea of how much it'll cost when it arrives.

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AT&T boosts Internet speeds for entry and mid-tier fiber plans

AT&T boosts Internet speeds for entry and mid-tier fiber plans

If you're an AT&T Fiber Internet customer signed up for one of the service provider's entry- or mid-tier plans, you can expect a significant speed increase in the near future. The company has announced plans to increase its Fiber Internet upload and download rates by 200Mbps, increasing the 100Mbps plan to 300Mbps and the 300Mbps plan to 500Mbps.

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HBO Max ad-supported plan arrives soon, but with restrictions

HBO Max ad-supported plan arrives soon, but with restrictions

HBO Max is one of the largest and priciest streaming services on the market, but that will soon change. AT&T has revealed that starting this summer, HBO Max will offer a cheaper version of its service, one supported by advertisements, but with some restrictions that won't apply to those who pay for the ad-free plan.

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The way we watch sports is still broken and isn’t getting any better

The way we watch sports is still broken and isn’t getting any better

Back in the late 2000s, when streaming services like Netflix and Hulu were just getting going, I was convinced that those services would change the way we watch TV. Even back then, it wasn't difficult to envision a future where cable wasn't the only way we watched shows. Fast forward to today and things have largely panned out as expected. The streaming market is fragmented as everyone attempts to build out their own streaming services, yes, but these days you can get along just fine with a few streaming subscriptions, which still comes in at less than the cost of a cable package.

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AT&T 5G lands in US airports starting at Tampa International

AT&T 5G lands in US airports starting at Tampa International

The COVID-19 pandemic didn't stop the inevitable rollout of 5G networks, it just slowed it down a bit. Network operators, however, have started picking up the pace, especially now that the need for faster Internet has never been greater, exactly because of that pandemic. AT&T, for example, is continuing its rollout of 5G services but its latest targets aren't residential or even business establishments but airports instead.

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Cricket Wireless announces 3G network shutdown schedule

Cricket Wireless announces 3G network shutdown schedule

As the world inches towards 5G adoption, network operators are unsurprisingly eager to drop older networks and equipment. Unfortunately, those networks are actually still in use, leading some carriers to reconsider their plans. Verizon, which would have been the earliest among its peers, has decided to forego shutting down its 3G network until further notice. AT&T, on the other hand, doesn't seem to have any plans on budging and its Cricket Wireless business will now be following its footsteps, announcing big changes to its BYOP program starting next week.

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AT&T says ‘nearly all’ of its services are back after Nashville explosion

AT&T says ‘nearly all’ of its services are back after Nashville explosion

The devastating Christmas Day explosion in Nashville caused 'significant damage' to the AT&T building located on 2nd Ave., damaging connection points and triggering backup battery power. Service disruptions soon followed, but that has largely been fixed, with AT&T saying in its latest update that 'nearly all' services are back up and running.

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Crunchyroll will soon be owned by Sony Funimation

Crunchyroll will soon be owned by Sony Funimation

Although Netflix is the household name for video streaming and includes a selection of popular anime titles, anime fans in the US and elsewhere might be more familiar with Crunchyroll as the place to go to for streaming that particular genre. Thanks to its particular focus and niche market, Crunchyroll has withstood the test of time and the onslaught of other streaming services. The winds of change are blowing, however, and the service is changing owners for the third time in less than a decade, giving Sony almost complete control over anime distribution in the US.

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AT&T offers discounted wireless data to help close the homework gap

AT&T offers discounted wireless data to help close the homework gap

AT&T has announced a new discounted wireless data offering to help more students get connected to remote schooling services. The move aims to address the 'homework gap,' which refers to the millions of students in the US who lack Internet access, preventing them from accessing online schoolwork and classes.

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Google Stadia now lets you stream over mobile data, but why would you want to?

Google Stadia now lets you stream over mobile data, but why would you want to?

Stadia had a fairly big October, but one addition you may have missed was the arrival of game streaming over mobile data. Specifically, Google upgraded mobile data streaming from an experimental feature to a fully supported one, thereby allowing users to stream games over 4G and 5G, assuming they have access to 5G where they live. The question is: would you want to stream games over mobile data? Given the state of the mobile industry, we're guessing that you probably don't.

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