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November 8, 2012
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  • AT&T to embrace "Internet Everywhere" with $14B investment
    AT&T says it will pump an additional $14 billion into its Long-Term Evolution program as it seeks to expand the reach of IP-based networks by bolstering infrastructure and broadening spectrum holdings. The three-year plan -- which represents a 16% increase in capital spending -- will bring LTE to an additional 300 million people, the company said. "This is a major commitment to invest in 21st Century communications infrastructure for the United States and bring high-speed Internet connectivity," CEO Randall Stephenson said in a statement. The Washington Post/Post Tech blog (11/7), Forbes (11/8), Fox Business/Reuters (11/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AT&T set to sell Nokia Lumia, prices HTC Windows handset
    AT&T plans to sell the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 at price points of $99.99 and $49.99, and will begin taking pre-orders on Friday. The carrier also announced the pending availability of the HTC Windows Phone 8X, which will be priced at priced at $199.99 and is expected to hit stores before Thanksgiving. eWeek (11/6), All Things D (11/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Telehealth expansion is planned by VA
    The Department of Veterans Affairs is hoping to double the number of patients in its telehealth program. Among the changes, which the VA hopes to have completed by the end of next year, are the transition of about 13,000 patients from a voice-response system to video monitoring, and the development of VA-compatible electronic health records technology. Government Health IT online (11/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Virgin Media syncs mobile, landline calls with app
    Virgin Media has introduced a smartphone application that allows subscribers who also use the company's Virgin Phone Line service to make calls on their mobile devices using their landline accounts. By leveraging the two services, SmartCall -- which is powered by a Wi-Fi connection -- is designed to give end users all the conveniences of mobility without the added costs. Pocket-Lint.com (U.K.) (11/5), ISP Review (U.K.) (11/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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