AT&T Details Pledge to Improve NYC and SF Coverage
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Facebook Makes Sweeping Changes to Data Collection Policies as It Admits Cambridge Analytica Breach Impacted 87M
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If ATT -tested- their network like Verizon does these sorts of problems could've been fixed a long t
Just an over all more aggressive company with it's network would be be nice.
1) AT&T handles something like 80-90% of ALL mobile data on their networks, way more than Verizon Wireless. On top of that, something like 80% of all mobile traffic on the internet originating from the USA...
If true, good news
The simple truth is that as AT&T gets stronger, it forces VZW and other carriers to ratchet up their game and offerings.
They picked up a ton of markets from divested VZW and Alltel. Almost all of North Dakota (along with a ton of other market...
It's all about perception. They are never going to have the reputation that Verizon has, but at least now they appear to be doing something.
Verizon is at least 1yr ahead of ATT w/4G, and Sprint/Clearwire is at least 2yrs ahead of ATT w/4G.
ATT's CEO & CTO are full of procrastination, and lack vision.
Landline will become the big push again and then it will still suck. NYC and SF are only 2 areas in the US. Good luck at&t with the rest of everything and getting stomped by everyone's else 4G network.