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AT&T wants to be your broadband provider

The telecommunications giant unveils its new broadband plan, a mix of cable and digital subscriber line services.

 

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The telecommunications giant unveils its new broadband plan, a mix of cable and digital subscriber line services. Yet AT&T plans to also freeze hiring in an attempt to cut costs and boost its stock price in the wake of serious acquisition spending.

"AT&T has enough clout to convince people they're going to do what they say."

- Jeanne Schaaf, an analyst with Forrester Research

 


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