AT&T is asking California taxpayers to give them $100 million so that AT&T can provide several parts of the state with unreliable, slow and expensive DSL service. As Steve Blum’s blog notes, under Assembly Bill 2130 (written by AT&T lobbyists), AT&T would receive $100 million from state taxpayers. In return, AT&T would only need to provide 10 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload and would have little to no oversight over whether the $100 million is even being used for the DSL service...
Die commerce die.
Honest to god. At this point I am really curious if it is just cheaper to install fiber optic infrastructure.
I mean they will eventually have to install it anyways. Why beat around the bush?
Saw this news on Slashdot as well...In Google Fiber We Trust! Except stop being evil Google. Except we need you!
What's funny about AT&T, they won't even install new lines. They will rent space on lines that exist that nobody wants to use any more, then sell Californian's a big 'ol package of crap. Dial-up! Ha! Might as well be black and white 240p tv from the 1950's. And this is what really kills me- These [email protected]#&ers make us pay for the entire infrastructure and costs of running it, and then charge us AGAIN for being a user. Kinda like a toll bridge that paid for itself years ago, but is still raising toll rates.