AT&T Dangles Carrot - Takes a Stick to Regulations
On Gigabit Nation, Bruce Kushnick debunks AT&T's upgrade claims. Deregulation, Kushnick claims, is AT&T's real target.
"On Nov. 7, 2012, AT&T announced that it would be spending $14 billion to upgrade their wireless and wireline networks. And yet, in fact, AT&T is only spending about $5 billion extra over the next three years, about 8 percent above their 2010-2011 expenditures, if that much. Moreover, on the same day, AT&T filed a petition with the FCC to remove most remaining telecom regulations, using these upgrades as a carrot."