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AT&T Expands Content Delivery Business

  • Reuters, Wednesday, June 25, 2008 11 AM
Telecom giant AT&T, which provides Internet access to millions, is expanding its efforts in the content delivery business, which has long been the territory of companies like Akamai Technologies and Limelight networks. As more companies launch Web sites with video and other bandwidth-sucking interactive features, AT&T says it will bolster its network infrastructure across the U.S., Europe and parts of Asia, investing more than $70 million by year's end.

Content delivery is not a new business for AT&T. Forbes.com and AccuWeather.com are among its CDN customers, but the move to sell more of these services, which help companies deliver digital media over the Web more efficiently, is new. The telecom giant also said it would create a new business unit focused on content delivery. Cathy Martine will be the CDN unit's new chief.

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