Did the Internet Win Yet? No. But Here's What We Got.

It's a good day for the internet: Wired just published an op-ed by FCC chairman Tom Wheeler detailing his new proposal for strict net neutrality rules, rules that largely resemble the terrific plan President Obama outlined a few months ago. Great! But let's be real: An opinion piece is not a new policy. » 2/04/15 3:09pm 2/04/15 3:09pm

Inside the Giant Data Center Hidden In the Middle of Manhattan

Between 1928 and 1932, two Art Deco skyscrapers were built in Lower Manhattan to house the telecommunications infrastructure for Western Union and AT&T. Almost 100 years later, the towers are still fulfilling their original intentions as data centers for Telx, an internet services company. » 6/26/14 11:00am 6/26/14 11:00am

Doctor Who will take advertising to a whole new level

If you're watching tomorrow's Doctor Who midseason premiere on BBC America, you'll get to see an extra 60-second sequence which was sponsored by AT&T. At one point in the episode, Amy and Rory take off on a motorcycle in pursuit of someone — and then they arrive, soon after. » 8/26/11 3:17pm 8/26/11 3:17pm

How Ma Bell Shelved the Future for 60 Years

What would the world be like if fiber optic and mobile phones had been available in the 1930's? Would the decade be known as the start of the Information Revolution rather than the Great Depression? » 11/25/10 11:08am 11/25/10 11:08am

AT&T Predicts Future Technologies in 1993, Doesn't Deliver Them

Global positioning systems, video conferencing, tollbooth transponders, voice-activated key locks, a crazy notebook fax machine, and the wrist phone: all these and more were predicted by AT&T in a 1993 ad campaign that confidently asserted "You Will"—as in you will buy our products. (Isn't it just like a former… » 6/03/08 1:30pm 6/03/08 1:30pm