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Monthly Archives: March 2017

FCC: DirecTV Now Plan Appears to Violate Net Neutrality Order

A new report out of the FCC’s Wireless Bureau advises that ATT’s DirecTV Now sponsored data plan appears to violate the Open Internet order per its general conduct standard. But a new, Republican-led FCC, is unlikely to second that opinion.   The Wheeler FCC concluded its long-standing review of zero rating business plans Wednesday (Jan. […]

Why Google Is the New Evil Empire

“We don’t need you to type at all because we know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less guess what you’re thinking about … Is that over the line?” – Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Continue Reading Below   A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away there […]

AT&T: Google is an evil empire that must be stopped

Following up on the Federal Communications Commission’s continuing investigation into the legality and regulatory positioning of Google Voice, telecommunications giant ATT addressed the FCC with a document entitled, “The Truth About Google Voice and the Open Internet Principles.” (PDF available here, hosted by the Washington Post.) It reads quite like any other publication with a […]

You: “AT&T = Evil Empire” AT&T CSR: “No Problem, Have A Great Day!”

Rhett was trying to order $10 DSL for his mom when he got the fabled “$10 DSL Runaround.” Rhett writes: My mother recently moved to a new home and was trying to decide which provider she should choose to provide internet service. I told her that because of ATT’s recent merger, they had to provide […]

T-Mobile Takes Aim at AT&T with Death Star for Google Chrome – Android Headlines

As any Star Wars fan would let you know, today, May 4th, is Star Wars Day. The Internet will once again be filled with “May the Fourth be with you” wishes and memes, and a lot of popcorn will be popped by fans of the series who may plan a new Star Wars viewing marathon […]

Tom Herman is planning to play in the AT&T Byron Nelson pro-am — as the ‘Charles Barkley’ of Texas’ pro-am group

AUSTIN — The ATT Byron Nelson begins on Thursday, May 18, but Longhorn football fans in the Dallas-Fort Worth area might want to circle the date of May 17. That is the day of the annual Wednesday Gold Pro-Am at the TPC Four Seasons at Las Colinas. Texas football coach Tom Herman said he plans […]

AT&T just overhauled its unlimited plans after only 10 days: Everything you need to know

Good news, ATT subscribers: It didn’t take your carrier of choice very long at all to realize that the new unlimited it launched just 10 days ago was absolutely awful. It was the most expensive unlimited option among all major wireless carriers, and it had the worst caveats, as we detailed in a recent comparison post. […]

AT&T and Justice close to settlement on Dodgers case, but DirecTV …

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the Justice Department and ATT are talking settlement on a case that alleged DirecTV colluded to keep the Los Angeles Dodgers’ network off the major pay TV providers in Southern California. But the kicker is that the end result will not require DirecTV to pick up Spectrum SportsNet […]

AT&T/DirecTV settle Justice Department lawsuit over Dodgers’ channel collusion

Word came down a few weeks ago that ATT and subsidiary DirecTV were close to settling the Justice Department’s lawsuit against them, and that settlement is now official. Notably, the settlement doesn’t require ATT/DirecTV to add TimeWarner Cable’s Dodgers channel SportsNet LA, which was at the heart of this issue. The Justice Department sued ATT […]

AT&T Introduces an Awful New “Unlimited” Prepaid Phone Plan

Photo by Mike Mozart. ATT introduced a new unlimited option for its contract-free GoPhone prepaid plan today. For $65/month ($60/month if you sign up for AutoPay), you get access to a slow internet with crappy video quality. Advertisement With the new plan, GoPhone Unlimited customers get unlimited talk, text, and data. But that data is […]