America Say NO to 20th Century Broadband for the Poor, Tell AT&T High-Speed Internet for All Now!
In case you haven't heard, AT&T has submitted a regulatory filing to acquire DirecTV. AT&T is expected to abide by the FCC's net neutrality rules. Consumer advocates have been pushing for AT&T to agree to sell a standalone Internet plan.
AT&T also proposes two programs for America's poor. Yet CETF is disappointed to see the low speed (1.5 and 5 Mbps) broadband offers that are reminiscent of the 20th Century and inadequate to handle today’s, let alone future, applications. At the rate of technology change, its imperative that America's poor not be left in a permanent digital divide. Read the The Washington Post article that discusses this issue. Follow CETF on Facebook and Twitter and continue to read our blog posts to stay informed and demand higher-speed Internet for America's poor.