The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) did a study based on block census data submitted to the Federal Communications Commission by AT&T about broadband services offered in the City of Cleveland and its outlying suburbs in Cuyahoga County.
The results? “A pattern of long-term systematic failure to invest in the infrastructure required to provide equitable mainstream Internet access to residents of the central city (compared to the suburbs) and to lower-income neighborhoods. When lending institutions have engaged in similar policies and practices, our communities have not hesitated to call it redlining. We see no reason to hesitate to call it digital redlining in this case”.
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December 19, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tracy Rosenberg (510) 684-6853
AT&T / T-Mobile Merger Bites the Dust
AT&T Formally Withdraws Attempt to Purchase T-Mobile USA
Washington DC – Signaling the tail end of a regulatory process that hasn’t been going AT&T’s way for some time, the telecom giant made formal the abandonment of plans to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telecom. The announcement comes on the heels of a CA Public Utilities Commission investigation in July and August of 2011, a Department of Justice announcement of opposition to the merger on anti-competitive grounds and the Federal Communications Commision’s refusal to approve the merger without an investigation. Continue reading AT&T / T-Mobile Merger Bites the Dust
May 27, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tracy Rosenberg, Executive Director, Media Alliance (510) 684-6853
California Public Utilities Commission Suspends Approval of AT&T –T-Mobile Merger.
Commission Votes 5-0 to Open an Informational Proceeding on Impacts to the State of California
San Francisco, CA – On Thursday May 26, the California Public Utilities Commission responded to notification by AT&T of their proposed merger with T-Mobile by suspending automatic 30-day approval of the plan and agreeing to move forward with an informational proceeding on the impact of the merger on California consumers. The action was taken in response to a request from Sprint. Continue reading California Public Utilities Commission Suspends Approval of AT&T /T-Mobile Merger
To help close the digital divide, the Federal Communications Commission is offering phone companies millions of dollars to expand high-speed Internet service to rural Americans.
But the nation’s two largest phone companies — AT&T and Verizon — have told the FCC to keep the money. Continue reading AT&T and Verizon: What Digital Divide?