AT&T Response to Wireless Bureau's Review of Sponsored Data Programs


Source: AT&T
Author: Joan Marsh
Coverage Type: press release
Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States

It remains unclear why the Wireless Bureau continues to question the value of giving consumers the ability to watch video without incurring any data charges. This practice, which has been embraced by AT&T and other broadband providers, has enabled millions of consumers to enjoy the latest popular content and services – for free. We hope the government continues to support a competitive marketplace that lowers costs and increases choice for consumers.

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It feels awesome to watch live TV on my PC at office, so I can handle my business without losing fun and entertainment from life.

Simkim on July 11, 2017 - 5:17am.

Wired "open nternet" has never cost more depending on how much or often the common carrier of telecomunications was used. Wired telephone telecommunications did not cost more if used for local calls a little versus a lot.

AT&T wants to bill for online data by data volume EVEN IF AT HOME BY DSL WIRELINE.
AT&T wants to charge for online traffic as if this provision of telecommunications was long-distance so home owners can't use wi-fi and "open nternet" to save on their wireless smartphone data-use while at home.

AT&T wants to charge for Netflix data use per gigabyte so TVs can't be used as a common carrier tuned as a "free" noisemaker or distraction like TVs used to be used for like FM radios still may be as listening to a Title II common carrier.

CurtisNeeley on January 12, 2017 - 8:44am.

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