[commentary] A new U-verse TV app aims to get wee ones drawing, but CNET's Maggie Reardon wants to give it a long time-out.
Launched earlier this month for iOS devices, live streaming stations have now migrated to Android as well.
The carrier announces 100 channels of live TV using its U-Verse app for smartphones and tablets.
As users turned on their TVs or went online earlier this week, they realized they couldn't. Apparently, the carrier is experiencing a massive outage due to a faulty software upgrade.
The company's growth was driven largely by connected devices like the connected car, but there was also a healthy mix of smartphone and tablet growth.
The telecom giant plans to expand its GigaPower fiber network to dozens more cities, as it competes with Google and others to provide super-fast Internet speeds.
The deal, still awaiting regulatory approval, would give AT&T a national presence in the television business.
AT&T announced Wednesday that Cupertino will be the first community in Silicon Valley that will get its U-verse with GigaPower 1Gbps broadband service.
CEO Mike White expects the satellite provider to seal a clutch deal to renew its popular NFL Sunday Ticket package in 2014, with its $48.5 billion merger with AT&T closing soon next year.
Four years after the National Broadband Plan, communities and carriers are deploying next-gen infrastructure that will bring gigabit speed Internet to homes, universities, and businesses.