AT&T promises never to bribe politicians again
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Paid $23 million to make the case go away

AT&T Illinois will pay $23 million after it admitted to making payments to former Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan’s political ally in return for his “vote and influence over a bill.”

Airline companies warn 5G will create “catastrophic" aviation crisis
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But at least the US telcos will make money

The chief executives of major US passenger and cargo carriers on Monday warned of an impending "catastrophic" aviation crisis in less than 36 hours, when AT&T and Verizon turn on their new 5G service.

FAA backs down over US telcos 5G requests
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Sorry we forgot you ran things

The Federal Aviation Administration has backed down from its request for more 5G delays from AT&T and Verizon over fears that planes might drop out of the sky.

AT&T and Verizon deny government’s 5G request
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We don’t think you know who is in charge here

AT&T and Verizon rejected the US Department of Transportation's request that they delay this week's scheduled launch of a new round of 5G wireless service.

AT&T and Verizon reduce 5G power
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See if planes stop dropping out of the sky

AT&T and Verizon said they will slightly reduce the power of their 5G transmissions in C-band spectrum for six months to see if it stops interfering with aircraft radar.

AT&T 5G is slower than 4G
Published in Mobiles
11 September 2020

AT&T 5G is slower than 4G

Not how it is supposed to work

5G phones connected to AT&T got slower speeds than 4G phones in 21 out of 22 cities.

AT&T employees were bribed to plant malware
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Unlocked millions of iPhones

The US DoJ has said that AT&T employees took bribes to unlock millions of "super secure" iPhones and to install malware and unauthorised hardware on the company's network.

Apple gives blessing to AT&T’s fake 5G E network
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Saves having to provide the tech

Under the bonnet of iOS 12.2 update Apple is claiming it can run AT&T’s “5G E” standard on iPhones.

AT&T breaks price promise and jacks up prices
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Promises made to a US court are not binding

Further signs that regulators giving the US telcos what they want is going to hurt customer further has arrived with the news that AT&T is jacking up its prices.

AT&T to acquire Straight Path for $1.6 billion
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After the 5G, 24 GHz and 39 GHz bands

AT&T has announced a plan to spend $1.6 billion to Straight Path Communications in an all-stock deal aimed at bulking up the carrier’s portfolio of millimeter wave spectrum. As you can imagine, you will need these bands for the 5G millimeter waves.