Wednesday September 07, 2016

AT&T Using Loophole To Deny Low-Income Internet Discounts

When companies like AT&T use loopholes for taxes, I get it. But to use a loophole to deny low-income internet discounts that were mandated by the FCC? Stay classy AT&T, stay classy. frown

When the NDIA asked the company to apply the program to neighborhoods with speeds of 1.5 Mbps, it refused. "AT&T is not prepared to expand the low income offer to additional speed tiers beyond those established as a condition of the merger approval," the company replied in a statement. As a result, poor families that should qualify for the $5 program must pay $30 per month (and more after 12 months) for a service well below the definition of "broadband."