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[ NNSquad ] FCC calls AT&T's fiber bluff, demands detailed construction plans

FCC calls AT&T's fiber bluff, demands detailed construction plans

(Ars): http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/11/fcc-calls-atts-fiber-bluff-demands-detailed-construction-plans/

    Two days after AT&T claimed it has to "pause" a 100-city fiber build
    because of uncertainty over network neutrality rules, the Federal
    Communications Commission today asked the company to finally detail
    its vague plans for fiber construction.  Despite making all sorts of
    bold promises about bringing fiber to customers and claiming its fiber
    construction is contingent on the government giving it what it wants,
    AT&T has never detailed its exact fiber plans. For one thing, AT&T
    never promised to build in all of the 100 cities and towns it named as
    potential fiber spots. The company would only build in cities and
    towns where local leaders gave AT&T whatever it wanted. In all
    likelihood, only a small portion of the 100 municipalities were likely
    to get fiber, and nobody knows which ones.

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This appears to be a better analysis of the current situation,
including the FCC attempting to figure out which "2 million" potential
fiber customers AT&T is or is not talking about building or not
building under which or what conditions and whereby, who by, and by
and by.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
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