Typical Large US Corporation
I'd really like to hear some AT&T mouthpiece explain how these rules would "force" them to halt investment in their own network(s). It's more like them threatening that they will no longer invest in their own network if these rules are enacted -- which is fine by me because it means AT&T would tank and other ISPs (who actually invest in their networks) would pick up the pieces. I don't think they're that stupid... or are they?
Maybe they meant to say something along the lines of "That goal can't be met with rules that stimulate competition forcing us actually upgrade our broadband infrastructure. And the jobs associated with that investment will be lost, because there is no way we plan to pull the money from our pockets."