Telecom

Comcast CFO Talks Netflix Deal, Wireless Rollout and Why DirecTV Now Doesn’t Worry Him

Comcast isn't worried about competition from AT&T and Hulu's new streaming bundle services, nor is the company shy about competing in a new area of its own: wireless service.

AT&T Says Early Demand for DirecTV Now Is ‘Exceeding Expectations’

Last week's launch of DirecTV Now was plagued with errors, but AT&T says it's thrilled with the early interest in its new streaming bundle offering.

AT&T Has Reached a Deal to Acquire Time Warner. Now What?

After a report just two days ago that AT&T and Time Warner had engaged in "informal" talks about a possible merger, the two companies have reached a deal in which the telecommunications powerhouse will buy Time Warner for $107.50 per shar

Verizon’s Old Pitchman, Paul Marcarelli, Switches to Sprint in Delicious Bit of Backstabbing

The wireless wars have been getting notoriously dirty, and now Sprint has come up with the most deviously clever attack yet—signing up Paul Marcarelli, who worked for years as Verizon's "Can you hear me now?" guy, as its own spokesman.

After Terrorist Attacks, Telecom Companies Are Waiving Fees to Call Belgium and Turkey

Following news of Tuesday's deadly terror attacks in Brussels, many of the world's largest telecommunications companies said they will waive fees for customers trying to reach people in Belgium and Turkey. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, which killed at least 30 people in the Belgian capital.

Charter Promises Great TV and Internet at the Most Comically Unlikely Times

A quartet of ads for Charter Communications' Spectrum package promise fast and convenient Internet service, and HD television for everyone ... no matter how bedridden, ambitious, desperate or determined to watch football you may be. 

Man Creates Obnoxious Robot to Trick Telemarketers in Brilliant Quest for Revenge

One devious genius has created a robot to string telemarketers along—and the results are comedy gold.

T-Mobile Masters Trolling With Its Verizon Earnings Call Drinking Game

There's no love lost in the cutthroat telecom world, as T-Mobile fights what it openly calls the "duopoly" of AT&T and Verizon. But this week, T-Mobile has raised its trolling game by coming up with an amusing drinking game you can play if you listen in to Verizon's earnings call on Thursday morning.

AT&T Names Agency Veteran as New Head of Advertising

Just under a year after Esther Lee left AT&T to become MetLife's new CMO, the telecom giant has named Fiona Carter to succeed Lee as its svp/head of brand marketing, advertising and sponsorships.

Ready or Not, Here Comes Your First Big Weepy 2015 Holiday Prank Commercial

'Tis the season for heart-tugging brand videos. Wait, already?Just as the holidays seem to come ever earlier in the retail universe—Christmas displays regularly pop up before Halloween—at least one brand is getting a jump on the warm and fuzzy. But forgive Shaw Communications for being overeager. The telcom is situated north of the border and launched its video Monday to coincide with Canadian Thanksgiving later this week.