AT&T responds to Public Service Commission concerns over federal broadband program | Local News

TUPELO • In communications with federal officials, AT&T has responded to recent concerns raised by the Mississippi Public Service Commission about the telecommunications company’s deployment of federal money to construct rural internet infrastructure.

In an October 7 letter to the Federal Communications Commission, AT&T senior legal counsel Cathy Carpino acknowledged that the company will need to revise some information about locations where internet service has been made available with public dollars.

However, she objected to some previous assertions made by Mississippi’s utility regulatory body as “unfounded” and insisted that only a very small number of addresses will have to be revised.

The PSC – with Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley taking an especially vocal stance on the issue – sent its own letter to the FCC on Sept. 29 claiming AT&T has exhibited a “pattern of submitting false data” to federal authorities.

The issues stems from public dollars AT&T received

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AT&T Just Screwed Over DSL Customers and Rural America

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As of Oct. 1, AT&T has stopped offering DSL as a new service, according to USA Today. Existing DSL subscribers, who connect to the internet via copper phone lines, will be grandfathered in. DSL is definitely old technology, but many people, especially in rural areas, still rely on it for internet access. Internet service providers have mostly focused on expanding cable broadband and fiber networks in wealthy metropolitan and suburban areas. Basically, if you don’t already have DSL service and you need to connect to the internet, you may be completely out of options.

AT&T has seen the number of DSL subscribers slowly decrease over the years. The telecom reported 653,000 total DSL connections at the end of the second quarter of 2020, compared to nearly 14.5 million fiber customers, USA Today noted. That low DSL subscriber number is not surprising

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KeyBanc Downgrades AT&T (T) to Underweight

On Sunday, Analysts at KeyBanc downgraded shares of AT&T (T) to Underweight from Sector Weight, with a Price Target of $25. The $25 price target represents downside from the stock’s current price and is based on 6.2x analysts 2021 adjusted EBITDA estimates. The analysts see a tough road ahead for the company, as the struggles continue to grow for T and the business growth has slowed. Analysts revenue and adj. EBITDA estimates are 1.5% and 5.9% lower than consensus in 3Q, respectively, due to a variety of factors, most notably in Warner Media where analysts expect the combination of return to sports and added expense associated with HBO Max to impact profitability.

The analysts point to a variety of factors expected to impact profitability, including Mobility revenue, Entertainment revenue, and the aforementioned WarnerMedia operation. New competition from cable company MVNOs and T-Mobile are expected to hurt T’s mobility

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“West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative and AT&T Hosts A Free Community Technology Repair Pop-Up Event on October 3-4, 2020” | News

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative, in partnership with the NerdiTNow Foundation and Samuel Consultancy Group, are holding a Technology Repair Pop-Up Event in West Philadelphia. The team is providing free technology repair to residents, employees of small businesses working remotely, K-12 students and jobseekers looking for work but lacking access to the best technology. With properly functioning technology, students, employees, and prospective employees can work virtually and be less vulnerable to catch COVID-19 by reducing the possibility of in-person transmission of the disease.

The event will require on-site visitors to maintain social distancing, as well as allow for drop off or drive-in services to repair the most common technological problems. The available services include virus removal, screen repair for phones, tablets, or laptops, camera repair, keyboard repair, and operating system install and updates.

This event is sponsored by AT&T through its ‘Believe

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“West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative and AT&T Hosts A Free Community Technology Repair Pop-Up Event on October 3-4, 2020”

“West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative and AT&T Hosts A Free Community Technology Repair Pop-Up Event on October 3-4, 2020”

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative, in partnership with the NerdiTNow Foundation and Samuel Consultancy Group, are holding a Technology Repair Pop-Up Event in West Philadelphia. The team is providing free technology repair to residents, employees of small businesses working remotely, K-12 students and jobseekers looking for work but lacking access to the best technology. With properly functioning technology, students, employees, and prospective employees can work virtually and be less vulnerable to catch COVID-19 by reducing the possibility of in-person transmission of the disease.



The event will require on-site visitors to maintain social distancing, as well as allow for drop off or drive-in services to repair the most common technological problems. The available services include virus removal, screen repair for phones, tablets, or laptops, camera repair, keyboard

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“West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative and AT&T Hosts A Free Community Technology Repair Pop-Up Event on October 3-4, 2020” | Nachricht

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ –The West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative, in partnership with the NerdiTNow Foundation and Samuel Consultancy Group, are holding a Technology Repair Pop-Up Event in West Philadelphia. The team is providing free technology repair to residents, employees of small businesses working remotely, K-12 students and jobseekers looking for work but lacking access to the best technology. With properly functioning technology, students, employees, and prospective employees can work virtually and be less vulnerable to catch COVID-19 by reducing the possibility of in-person transmission of the disease.

The event will require on-site visitors to maintain social distancing, as well as allow for drop off or drive-in services to repair the most common technological problems. The available services include virus removal, screen repair for phones, tablets, or laptops, camera repair, keyboard repair, and operating system install and updates.

This event is sponsored by AT&T through its ‘Believe Philly’

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You can now lower your AT&T bill with mix-and-match wireless plans

If you’re with any major US phone carrier other than Verizon, you’ll know you couldn’t mix and match phone plans between different lines on your account. Starting today, AT&T is finally allowing customers to mix and match which unlimited plan they choose and potentially save some money on their phone bill each month, with a program it’s calling Unlimited Your Way.



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For instance, if previously your parents were looking for more hotspot data or a bundled subscription to HBO Max, they would likely have chosen the Unlimited Elite plan, and pay $50 each for four lines (or $200 a month) for a family of four. With mix and match, those parents can choose an Unlimited Elite plan for themselves and put two kids on the cheaper Unlimited Starter plan, saving $30 a month on their phone bill.

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AT&T will let you mix and match unlimited wireless plans

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AT&T on Monday said it’s giving wireless customers more flexibility by letting them pick a different unlimited plan for each line on their account. The program, which AT&T is calling Unlimited Your Way, lets you select the unlimited plan you want — Starter, Extra or Elite — instead all lines having to use and pay for the same plan. 

“We recognize that individuals have different wireless needs and not all family members want the same rate plan,” said David Christopher, executive vice president of AT&T Mobility, in a release. “With the launch of Unlimited Your Way we’re making it simple – now customers can pick the best combination of unlimited wireless plans for each family member – all with access to fast, reliable and secure nationwide AT&T 5G included at no extra charge.”

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