There are many companies and individuals opposed to AT&T's proposed takeover of T-Mobile, but Verizon isn't among them. CEO Lowell McAdam voiced support for AT&T, saying mergers like this should be allowed if they government can't provide the spectrum telcos need.
Given just this quote from AT&T's mobile CEO, you'd be forgiven for thinking that "those small percentages"—heavier mobile data users—are going to gain something for reducing their usage. Not quite! Unless you count not paying new fees.
FCC's Julius Genachowski just took out his mighty sword to kill internet providers' greed-driven traffic filtering, and the fat cats are already attacking. A Comcast fat cat named David L. Cohen, who of course is playing the FUD card.
Julius Genachowski is the honorable Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. And Julius Genachowski is in to kick some telecommunications companies' ass, because he wants to introduce legislation to forbid content or traffic throttling. To avoid more comcasting, you know.
Om writes about a report that AT&T and a group of major international telcos like British Telecom, Deutsche Telecom and NTT are thinking of making a free VoIP system. The reason for it is that voice is a "losing proposition" these days in the face of Skype and landline attrition. The system would eventually be moved…
Should AT&T and the other telcos involved (like Verizon) get a total pass for participating in the NSA's domestic wiretapping program that let the government eavesdrop on Americans without a warrant? The Senate's thisclose to giving them immunity from lawsuits like the one the Electronic Freedom Foundation's filed…