Sunday, September 23, 2012

Need to call 911? Better switch to Comcast

For those who live in rural areas and have AT&T, your phone and internet service could be cut off depending on what AT&T decides on November 7.

According to, AT&T has filed with the FCC to remove the regulations that require phone companies to serve in a rural area who doesn't provide U-Verse, leaving the customers choice of options with cable providers, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Brighthouse, Cox, Charter, and satellite broadband HughesNet and Wildblue. Verizon sold most of its FiOS systems to Frontier Communications and the defunct phone provider Fairpoint.

AT&T's CEO Stephenson has pointed out that rural areas could be upgraded, which is unlikely.

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