Glen Head, NY
Not Always Stupid
The content companies are not always stupid. One can certainly expect that should AT&T's scheme take off, it would only be a matter of time before AT&T would be going back to the providers with hat in hand demanding even higher rates. Consumers would continue to see their bills go higher and the content companies would be getting it too. By then, the companies would be in the position of either having to pay up or remove themselves from the program thus potentially cutting them off from paying customers. Basically head or tails, AT&T wins.
Gad I really dislike that company... I much preferred the original AT&T. At least they were kept on a leash most of the time.
I support the right to keep and arm bears.