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Correction: AT&T-Subpoena-Mississippi story

Sep. 18, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a September 12, 2020, story, The Associated Press erroneously reported the Public Service Commission provided funding to the telecommunications conglomerate AT&T to expand wireless service in Mississippi. The money comes from the federal government and is part of a program by...

AT&T will provide records after a government subpoena

Sep. 17, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Major telecommunications conglomerate AT&T has agreed to provide the state of Mississippi records detailing how it used the almost $284 million it was paid by the federal government to expand internet access in the state. AT&T originally denied requests last week for records...

Verizon to buy prepaid phone seller Tracfone for up to $6.9B

Sep. 14, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

Verizon, the country's largest phone company, is buying prepaid phone seller Tracfone for up to $6.9 billion, expanding its low-income customer business. Tracfone, a subsidiary of Mexico telecom giant America Movil, is a mobile reseller, the largest in the U.S. It doesn't build its own network, instead paying...

Barlow Mitchell sits outside the Lee County Public Library while using the public WIFI, in Beattyville, Ky., Wednesday, July 29, 2020. As in other places, parents and officials are concerned about the virus, but dramatically limited internet access in many rural places also means kids could fall seriously behind if the pandemic keeps them home again. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Rural families without internet face tough choice on school

Aug. 14, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

BEATTYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — John Ross worries about his children returning to their classrooms this fall with coronavirus cases rising in Kentucky, but he feels he doesn't have much of a choice: His family's limited internet access makes it nearly impossible for the kids to keep up with schoolwork from home. ...

FILE - This file photo combo shows the AT&T logo on the side of a corporate office in Springfield, Ill., left, and a DirecTV satellite dish atop a home in Los Angeles. AT&T is launching a new internet-delivered TV service Monday as it struggles with a shrinking DirecTV satellite business. The new service, AT&T TV, will have the same channels offered on DirecTV, but it'll come over the internet rather than a satellite dish. AT&T has been testing the service in about a dozen markets and is now making it available to anyone.  (AP Photo/File)

Coronavirus impact saps AT&T in 2Q; hit to WarnerMedia

Jul. 23, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

The coronavirus sapped $2.8 billion in revenue from AT&T in its most recent quarter, mostly in its WarnerMedia TV and film division. Its satellite TV business, DirecTV, continued to bleed customers. “I expect we’re going to be dealing with some of these economic challenges in the COVID...