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It plans to use the $2 billion from Frontier Communications to invest in its Project VIP initiative -- a rollout of an all-IP, wireless cloud network.
The deal gets AT&T into the emerging Mexico market with a business that brings 8.5 million subscribers.
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 carrier still managed to post strong customer growth, again driven largely by an increase in tablet sales.
The big carrier, facing critical challenges to its growth, now envisions bringing its 4G LTE coverage to 300 million people by the end of 2014. The investment will come over three years.
The agency has heard from the public and has seen the new realities of wireless access for consumers. Now it must decide on a course of action.
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.
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler tells industry not to expect a free ride on any of the major issues his agency is now considering, including megamergers, Net neutrality, and the upcoming incentive wireless auction.
FCC head calls truly high-speed Net access a modern-day essential but says most Americans "have no competitive choice," a position that could perturb Comcast and AT&T.
The settlement involves an investigation into what the Federal Communications Commission says is an "unacceptable use" of customers' personal info for marketing.