AT&T to 'Pause' Network Investments in Net Neutrality Fight
Nov 12, 2014, 9:39 AM by Eric M. Zeman
AT&T today said it will put on hold a plan to bring fiber-based broadband to 100 cities. It is hitting "pause" said CEO Randall Stephenson thanks to the recently heated up debate over net neutrality. "We can't go out and invest that kind of money deploying fiber to 100 cities not knowing under what rules those investments will be governed," he said. "We think it is prudent to just pause and make sure we have line of sight and understanding as to what those rules would look like." AT&T has not yet said if it plans to pause any investments in its wireless network. For example, AT&T still plans to participate in this week's AWS-3 spectrum auction, which kicks off Thursday. The debate over net neutrality was sparked anew this week when President Obama weighed in and asked the FCC to create a free and open internet.
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Two Experts Say 'Everyone is getting it wrong'.
Source: Wired Magazine
This is a counterpoint argument from actual experts in their fields that contradict what some people keep claiming on this forum. Enjoy the read.
>>“The fast lane is not a literal truth,” he says. “But it’s a sense that you should have a fair shot.”
Go ahead T-bone
You also seem to have a misunderstanding about net neutrality yourself. Att/Vzw and ISPs do not want to charge customers more for 'fast lanes'. They want to charge companies like Hulu and Ne...
So I read the OPED by TED CRUZ and....
Here is what Ted Cruz said about net neutrality:
"And one of the biggest regulatory threats to the Internet is “net neutrality.”
In short, net neutrality is Obamacare for the Internet. It would put the government in charge of determining Internet pricing, terms of service and what types of products and services can be delivered, leading to fewer choices, fewer opportunities and higher prices."
Now leading up to this he said a lot of good stuff about internet taxes and ICANN and preventing foreign powers from controlling the internet. That...
It's All Becomes Clear...
Does anyone ever wonder why AT&T is always the most vocal when it can't have its way? There is no way a carrier should be so disgruntled to the point that it would sacrifice expanding its network capabilities at the expense of its customers just because it can't have control over everything. This carrier should've been regulated years ago when it started regrouping itself.
People complain that government shouldn't get involved? This is what happens when it doesn't. A monster has been resurrected due to lack of essential guidelines and proper monitoring. Did government mess up? Yes. By not getting involved sooner.
I cannot believe that they were allowed to even get back together in such a large fashion to begin with. This is what was broke up almost 40 yrs ago, just for our p...