How AT&T – yes, that AT&T – could be America’s surprise fiber hero

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Barron‘s flags a new research note from Moffett-Nathanson‘s Craig Moffett, who says that AT&T is vowing to be much more aggressive in building out fiber if its merger with DirecTV is approved. […] Moffett says AT&T’s ambitious plan is to run fiber past the equivalent of 11.7 million homes after its merger with DirecTV gets approved. What’s even more intriguing here is that this build out will significantly overlap many big cable companies’ footprints, with the biggest overlap occurring in Comcast territory. – Brad Reed, BGR