I just made a rather disturbing finding. AT&T’s U-verse service — its broadband, internet and TV service — is a copper-to-the-home service. More importantly, it is a fiber-to-the-press-release. Going though hundreds of blogs and articles as well as AT&T’s state and federal testimony and filings — including AT&T’s recent FCC petition to close down the Public Switched Telephone Networks, (PSTN), AT&T never once mentioned that AT&T’s U-verse is a copper-based PSTN service. U-verse uses the same, exact wires that have been in homes and offices for decades, even though AT&T is claiming that the PSTN is “too old” and needs to be “retired,” closing down about 50 percent of their 22 state territories’ utility networks.
AT&T has also told anyone who will listen that the company needs to “transition” the PSTN networks to an “all Internet protocol network” to make “Voice Over the Internet Protocol” (VOIP) work.
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Our mission hasn’t changed to protect communications customers’ rights and fight for fast, competitive broadband, internet and telecom services. From doing unique research to taking on the phone and cable companies — Verizon, AT&T et al.
But we are at a tipping point and need your help and expertise. AT&T, Verizon, Centurylink, with the cable companies, have joined forces with a group called the American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC,InfoThe American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a 501(c)(3) American organization composed of legislators, businesses and foundations which produces model legislation for state legislatures and says it promotes free-market and conservative ideas. to remove all regulations in the US, giving the unbrildled monopoly controls over the basic wires and airwaves.
So join us in a fight for America’s communications future — it’s time to get what you want — not what they are planning on dumping on you.