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Author Topic: Hereís How AT&T Is Planning to Rob Americans of an Open Public Telco Network  (Read 325 times)

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Hereís How AT&T Is Planning to Rob Americans of an Open Public Telco Network
http://www.wired.com/opinion/2013/02/the-latest-sneaky-plan-to-rob-americans-of-a-public-telco-network/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wired%2Findex+%28Wired%3A+Top+Stories%29#.US9CKAeeumA.reddit

AT&T has a sneaky plan.

It wants to exploit a loophole in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)ís rules to kill what remains of the public telecommunications network ó and all of the consumer protections that go with it. Itís the final step in AT&Tís decade-long effort to end all telecommunications regulation, and the simplicity of the plan highlights a dysfunction unique to the American regulatory system.

AT&T and other big telecom carriers want to replace the portions of their networks that still use circuit-switching technology with equipment that uses Internet Protocol (IP) to route voice and data traffic. But because the FCC previously decided that it has no direct authority over communications networks that use IP, this otherwise routine technological upgrade could lead to a state of total deregulation...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=I3ba3lnFHik

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