No, it is not news to me. It has been rather obvious for quite some time that AT&T wants to move to an entirely wireless transport media.
However, that won't happen until AT&T has fixed LTE capability (in addition to their current mobile LTE platform) in most of its footprint, and I don't see that happening within the next 6-12 months.--
We can never have enough of nature.
We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.