AT&T, the company that claims network neutrality rules are going to kill fiber investments, just launched a new fiber network in North Carolina.
Despite boasting about the gigabit speeds its new fiber deployment will offer, AT&T’s press release on the matter repeated the company’s claim that President Obama’s net neutrality proposal will kill future fiber investments.
“President Obama’s proposal in early November to regulate the entire Internet under rules from the 1930s designed for voice services injects significant uncertainty into the economics underlying AT&T’s investment decisions,” AT&T said today. “As a result, the company has paused consideration of any fiber investments that would go beyond its DirecTV merger-related commitments, which includes previously announced fiber plans described above, until the rules are clarified.”
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