Once you read beyond the press releases and really dig into the regulatory filings and sit through the entire two hour event (our good friend Craig Moffett was on hand for this one too), the real agenda begins to emerge.
This is one giant stunt to bait the feds with the promise of better broadband in return for the wholesale abandonment of the landline network and its universal service requirements. AT&T's wireless and VoIP voice services are barely regulated and abandoning rural landline networks in favor of wireless is win-win... for them.
Customers have zero recourse if they lose landline service and get stuck with lousy AT&T service and will be slapped with the same overpriced wireless service and usage caps. AT&T gets to pocket the fat profits.--
Phillip M. Dampier
Editor, Stop the Cap!