T-Mobile customers will once again be able to sign up for a free year of Major League Baseball’s live game streaming service this season.
The major U.S. carriers are each offering their own streaming content options — T-Mobile added free Netflix subscriptions to its plans last year — but this is the third year in a row that T-Mobile touted free access to MLB.tv.
The service broadcasts out-of-market regular season games; an annual subscription, including access to premium features of the MLB At Bat app, is worth about $116, T-Mobile said.
The Connect Americans Now coalition recently announced it surpassed 100 members advocating for affordable, reliable broadband service for rural populations.
The group calls for the FCC and lawmakers to facilitate wireless, fiber-based and satellite connections through numerous frequencies, including television “white spaces spectrum.” CAN, particular, wants three channels below 700 MHz to be available for unlicensed wireless use “in every market in the country.”
“We’ve reached a critical tipping point, and advocates from every walk of life are banding together to make sure that rural broadband access is a top priority,” said CAN Executive Director Richard Cullen.
Synchronoss Technologies renewed its existing agreement with Verizon and will provide cloud services for the carrier’s wireless customers for the next five years.
Synchronoss officials said its Personal Cloud Platform would continue to offer “simple, secure access to all personal content, including photos, videos, messages and more, from any device.”
“We’re delighted to be renewing our contract with one of our longest-serving and most valued customers,” Synchronoss President and CEO Glenn Lurie said in a statement.