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business

Sprint dropping 2-year contracts, phone subsidies, leaving AT&T as only major carrier offering them - @julpepitone

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Springfield, MO

AT&T mobile customers reporting outages in southwest Missouri - @kytv

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NSA surveillance programs leaked

Photo: NSA documents, provided by Edward Snowden, shed light on its relationship with American telecommunications companies including AT&T and Verizon - @nytimes

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NSA surveillance programs leaked

AT&T has 'highly collaborative' relationship with NSA; gave spy agency access to billions of emails, according to newly disclosed documents - @nytimes

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Kentucky, US

ATT says cell phone outage in Kentucky, Tennessee is over. Service has been restored. - @6News

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Kentucky, US

AT&T: 'Hardware-related issue' has caused widespread outage in Kentucky, Tennessee. Sprint customers also affected. - @Tennessean

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AT&T

Widespread AT&T network outage reportedly affecting thousands of people across Kentucky and Tennessee - @WLKY

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tech

AT&T announces winning developers in disability solutions app contest, awards $100,000, including $25,000 to creator of hands-free mouse - @CNET

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AT&T's plans to acquire DirecTV

Editor's note: AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV, which was approved today by the FCC, will create the country's largest provider of cable or satellite TV, with 26.4 million cable and satellite TV subscribers. - Tom

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AT&T's plans to acquire DirecTV

Source: FCC votes to approve AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV, completing year's biggest media merger - @brianstelter

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AT&T

AT&T reports earnings of $0.69 a share, vs. estimates of $0.63; revenues of $33.02 billion vs. $33.06 billion estimates - @CNBCnow

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Amazon.com

Upcoming: After the bell today, Amazon, AT&T, Visa, Pandora and Starbucks report earnings.

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AT&T's plans to acquire DirecTV

Justice Department gives nod to AT&T's $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV - @Reuters

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AT&T's plans to acquire DirecTV

FCC poised to approve AT&T's $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, sources say - @WSJ

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San Joaquin County, CA

Authorities say intentionally cut fiber optic cable in San Joaquin County, Calif., may be responsible for AT&T, Verizon outages in area - @kcranews

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Merced County, CA

#BREAKING 9-1-1 dispatch down in Merced County, AT&T aware of problem http://t.co/sq9IFqOUHy - @ABC30

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tech

T-Mobile reports it had almost 352,000 government data requests in 2014; number is more than AT&T, Verizon or Sprint and an 11% jump over the year prior - @CNET

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AT&T's plans to acquire DirecTV

Approval of AT&T's proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV expected as early as next week, sources say - @ReutersBiz

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AT&T

AT&T says it plans to 'vigorously' challenge the FCC fine, and that the agency had previously identified the practice of slowing speeds as legitimate - @WSJ

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AT&T

Editor's note: The FCC $100 million fine against AT&T for internet speeds is the agency's largest ever proposed fine, reports USA Today. - Tom

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