No Government Subsidies to AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink: They Created the Digital Divide on Purpose. Where’s All the Money?

Before 1 cent of new government subsidies is given out, especially to these companies, we want answers to basic questions, a halt to ongoing illegal cross-subsidies and to use these funds to build out the fiber networks BEFORE the government rewards the companies that created the Digital Divide.

  • This map and data show that AT&T et al. created the holes.
  • Where are the separate maps for AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink for coverage speeds?
  • Where is the mention that there are state telecom public utilities, which had obligations to do upgrades of their service territories?
  • Where is the detailed chart of the amount of money collected in the name of previous rate increases for broadband buildout?
  • Where is a detailed chart of the previous financial commitments for fiber optics?
  • Where are the maps that document which unserved areas of AT&T et al. have already received federal and state funding to close the Digital Divide?
  • Why are the maps presented combining all of the companies, so that it hides what their actual deployments are?

“Before one cent of new government subsidies are given out, especially to these companies, we want answers to basic questions, a halt to ongoing illegal cross-subsidies and to use these recovered funds BEFORE the government rewards the companies that created the Digital Divide.”

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