5G coverage from AT&T is now live in Buffalo. The Queen City is part of a select group of markets that will get to experience the faster network from the mobile provider before it goes nationwide.

Immigrant & refugee teenage girls learn computer coding

Jul 31, 2018
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A very diverse group of young women is learning about computer coding over the next two weeks.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it's a program designed for immigrant and refugee students.

Updated at 3:07 p.m. ET

T-Mobile and Sprint have reached a "definitive agreement" to merge in an all-stock deal, which would create a new company with a total value of $146 billion, based on current stock prices.

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A group of students at Amherst Central High School officially trained to become "Upstander Ambassadors".  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says they will work to combat cyberbullying. 

The Department of Justice is suing to block AT&T's purchase of Time Warner, legally challenging a $85 billion deal that would give the telecom giant control of a media empire including CNN, Warner Brothers, HBO, and other major media brands.

Students create film to inspire civic engagement

Aug 25, 2017
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Some Buffalo high school students immersed themselves in a special film making project over the summer. They participated in the Buffalo Youth Media Institute. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says they premiered their short film The Civic Heart at the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology.  

Cyberbullying doesn’t take a summer break

Jul 26, 2017
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AT&T is promoting a short film this summer to remind students and parents that cyberbullying doesn't take a break while school is out.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the 20-minute film was created with the work of students who participated in an on-line bullying national contest.  

AT&T workers seeking new contract go on weekend strike

May 19, 2017

Thousands of Communications Workers of America walked off the job at 3 p.m. Friday after failing to reach a new contract deal with AT&T.

Mobile STEAM & Maker Lab inspiring students

Apr 13, 2017
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A collaboration has brought a WNY Mobile STEAM and Maker Lab to some area schools and after school programs.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says students at the Buffalo Academy of Science were the first school to try out the program.   

Updated at 10 p.m.

AT&T has announced it's buying Time-Warner in a cash-and-stock deal worth more than $85 billion, uniting one of the country's largest communications companies with a major content provider.

The deal was formally approved by the boards of both companies on Saturday.

Schumer seeks to improve cell phone service

Jan 17, 2016
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Senator Charles Schumer wants to improve mobile phone service for New Yorkers. This after several of his own calls had dropped in the same location.

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There is a new attraction on the Elmwood Strip. Judith Shea's massive bronze sculpture "Eden" was unveiled on Wednesday.

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A new survey takes a look at the attitudes and behaviors of drivers who are also frequent cell phone users. With new state laws put into effect last week, bringing stiffer penalties for distracted driving, WBFO’s Avery Schneider found out more about how new rules and bad habits combine.