AT&T Wants EBB Government Subsidies for Its Broadband Public Utilities in 21 States — Hiding in Plain Sight.

  • AT&T claims that they are doing a $2 billion donation to solve the Digital Divide — but it fails to mention the government is reimbursing them.
  • AT&T also announced plans to shut off whole areas of their wired rural territories, and bring fiber to the more attractive suburban areas –i.e.; redlining, a violation of many of the state utility laws.
  • Column A is the sometime used name for the 21 states.
  • Column B is the state in which AT&T is the primary state public telecommunications utility.
  • Column C is the original name, such as Ohio Bell Telephone Company or Pacific Bell (California) or the Regional Bell Operating (Holding) Company (RBOC) that was set up in 1984, such as “BellSouth” or “Southwestern Bell” — names that stopped being used in public since the 1990’s, for the most part.

AT&T DONATES $2 BILLION TO HELP BRIDGE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE

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bruce kushnick

bruce kushnick

New Networks Institute,Executive Director, & Founding Member, IRREGULATORS; Telecom analyst for 38 years, and I have been playing the piano for 63 years.