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SEC Rules Telcos Must Allow Investors to Vote on Net Neutrality

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Feb 14, 2012, 4:50 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today decided that telecommunications companies such as AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless must allow shareholders to vote in net neutrality policies. The decision was made in part thanks to the efforts of AT&T investors, who have been trying to add net neutrality policies to AT&T's shareholder ballot for years. "In view of the sustained public debate over the last several years concerning net neutrality and the Internet and the increasing recognition that the issue raises significant policy considerations, we do not believe that AT&T may omit the proposal from its proxy materials," said the SEC. The companies must "publicly commit to operate [their] wireless broadband networks consistent with network neutrality principles," and not discriminate on traffic based on source, content, or destination. AT&T argued that such proposals would interfere with their ability to manage their networks.

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Feb 14, 2012, 6:26 PM

Fire your Managers !

"""AT&T argued that such proposals would interfere with their ability to manage their networks."""

Then fire your network managers. If they can not manage your network to the extent that you are complying with the law, you probably shouldn't be in business.
Or if ATT had network managers to actually OPTIMIZE their network to it's full technological capability!!!
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