FCC questions AT&T fibre investment plans

Monday 17 November 2014 | 08:58 CET | News
The FCC has sent a letter to AT&T asking it to explain comments that it would halt its investments in fibre pending the outcome of the proposed net neutrality rules. Following President Barack Obama's call for the FCC to implement the strictest net neutrality rules possible, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said the company would limit its fibre deployment to the "2 million additional homes" that are commitments under its planned DirecTV acquisition and that any other deployment would depend on the outcome of the Commission's 'Open Internet' regulation. The FCC asked AT&T to provide details on the

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