T Jan 2020 37.000 put

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You're heading home after a long day of work. Your commute shouldn't take very long, but there is only a one-lane highway, and it's the only way home. The traffic is bumper-to-bumper, and what should be a quick 20-minute drive takes hours instead.Over time, a second lane is built. There's still plenty of traffic, but the congestion is less.Eventually, a third lane is built, and then a fourth. Those of you who commute this way find that your ride home is getting shorter and shorter.Then, one day, 10 more lanes suddenly open up. Not only is that awful congestion gone, but cars are zipping along. Now you're home almost instantly! With the commute done, you've got the rest of the day to yourself.That's the kind of difference we'll see with 5G.5G -- the fifth generation of wireless technology -- will introduce blazing speeds…and be more readily available. 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T Stock Is More Than an InvestmentWhether you want to acknowledge it or not, we're in a war. It's unlike a traditional war with bullets and body counts. As a result, most folks don't pay it much attention.Broadly speaking, that's a big mistake, although this miscue underlines my contrarian view on T stock. As we speak, our economic adversaries -- namely China and Russia -- are desperately seeking an edge in next-generation technologies. If we want free commerce to survive, the U.S. must do everything it can to get there first.Worryingly, though, the international community is progressing while the Trump administration invests in yesteryear infrastructures like coal and aircraft carriers. For instance, China has an ambitious goal entitled "Made in China 2025." The world's second-largest economy seeks self-sufficiency in 10 technology sectors.Russian President Vladimir Putin made waves almost two years ago when he stated that dominating artificial intelligence translates to dominating the world. Even our military acknowledges that tomorrow's wars will not be kinetic, but digital.In that context, AT&T stock absolutely cannot fail. As I argued last month, AT&T is a branch of the federal government. I'm not just referring to its gargantuan reach via its telecom networks. Rather, it obviously plays a critical role in the 5G rollout.And 5G is really the backbone of all future technologies. Actualizing deep-learning protocols will require 5G's unprecedented speeds. So too will AI platforms, particularly with automated-transportation networks.Therefore, I respect but disagree with the sustainability or viability criticisms. Inevitably, our adversaries will throw everything they have to dominate tech. 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  • GlobeNewswire3 days ago

    Glancy Prongay & Murray Reminds Investors of Looming Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against AT&T Inc.

    LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2019 -- Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (“GPM”) reminds investors of the upcoming May 31, 2019 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action.