Behind AT&T’s Epic Battle Against Netflix, Disney and the Rest

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. Twelve years ago, Netflix started offering movies streamed over the Internet. It was a herky-jerky, frustrating experience, and it took a visionary (Reed Hastings) to see what streaming would […]

Data Sheet—Behind AT&T’s Epic Battle Against Netflix, Disney and the Rest

Twelve years ago, Netflix started offering movies streamed over the Internet. It was a herky-jerky, frustrating experience, and it took a visionary (Reed Hastings) to see what streaming would do to the movie business and its then-cash cow, the DVD. Fast forward to today and streaming video is easily the most exciting consumer technology offering […]

Verizon Reveals 20 More Cities Getting 5G Mobile this Year. Here’s What You Need to Know

Verizon has revealed new details about its rollout of super-fast 5G mobile service and has started taking preorders for its first true 5G phone, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Verizon on Thursday named 20 cities that will get 5G this year on top of the two, Chicago and Minneapolis, where the service has been available […]

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold Won’t Ship Until June 13. Here’s What You Need to Know

Samsung’s high-profile Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone that received scathing media reviews for problems with its screen will now debut in June, nearly two months later than originally planned. In an email on Wednesday, AT&T, one of Samsung’s carrier partners, told customers who pre-ordered the Galaxy Fold that the device would now ship on June 13. […]

Why Cord Cutters Are Favoring Cheaper Online Options Over Cable-Like Bundles

The growing trend of people canceling their cable or satellite TV service may not be enough to sustain interest in the recent crop of Internet services trying to replicate the multi-channel cable world online. The ranks of cord cutters and so-called cord never’s, who never subscribed to pay TV in the first place, jumped to […]

Can the U.S. compete with China on 5G?

President Trump declared Friday he wants private companies, not the federal government, to take the lead in building America’s 5G telecommunications network. “In the United States, our approach is private sector-driven and private sector-led,” he told reporters in a White House appearance alongside Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai. Trump’s statement was billed as an […]

Forget Rural Internet—This Was the Real Agenda at Trump’s 5G Wireless Event

The Trump Administration made a few announcements about building super-fast 5G wireless networks on Friday, but the real purpose of the White House event was buried beneath the headlines. On the surface, President Trump and Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai were promoting the schedule for a new spectrum auction and funds for extending faster […]

How Verizon Beat the Koreans (and Everyone Else) With the First 5G Phone Service

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. When Verizon consumer group president Ronan Dunne and his team pressed the button to send out their press release last week announcing the first 5G mobile phone service, they […]

Data Sheet—How Verizon Beat the Koreans (and Everyone Else) With the First 5G Phone Service

When Verizon consumer group president Ronan Dunne and his team pressed the button to send out their press release last week announcing the first 5G mobile phone service, they made sure to do it just before 11 a.m. Eastern Time. That’s because across the globe, on the other side of the International Date Line in […]