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Brad Feld of TechStars says the new deal reflects the need to establish linkage between the 'content' and 'network' layers.
The CEO has been an outspoken advocate of net neutrality, which holds that internet service providers should not favor some types of content over others.
The boards of directors of both companies have approved the deal, but it must still pass muster with regulators.
To hear AT&T tell it, Google Fiber has a long history of over-promising, under-delivering and threatening city governments.
The biggest U.S. wireless carrier is seeking to challenge the second largest U.S. wireless provider in the third round of bidding.
No committed financing was required for second-round bids, and Yahoo will assemble in the coming days a new shortlist of bidders from which it will solicit binding offers.
The company said it had been doing this for five years to protect customers from exceeding their mobile data limits.
Wireless subscribers who have or add DirecTV or the company's U-verse TV service to their lineup of offerings will be able to get unlimited data for their smartphone plans.
Some net neutrality advocates have expressed concerns over the potential of companies' programs to harm innovation.
The FCC is charging AT&T with not properly informing customers that it would slow data speeds on unlimited plans if data caps were exceeded.
Internet of Things
The company already has signed up eight automaker partners.
The idea is to pre-install Google's electronic payment service on phones, as the companies seek to counter Apple Inc's recent entry into the nascent market for mobile payments.
The idea is to give people an alternative to pricier data plans from the big cellular companies.
Instead, the company says it wants to focus on international expansion and video offerings.