Items tagged "AT&T"

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Obama or AT&T — The Choice for Commissioner-Designate Clyburn as the Whitacre Era Ends

April 30, 2009 AT&T , Broadband

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) may not have done his daughter, Mignon, any favors by getting her appointed to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Mignon Clyburn has served on the South Carolina Public Service Commission since 1998. When confirmed, she would join Julius Genachowski, the Administration’s stalled nominee for chairman, and a Republican to be named later as the core of a future FCC.

Mignon Clyburn will come into office faced with a very delicate political balancing act, which she no doubt recognizes from growing up in a political family. Her father is the House Majority Whip, the third-ranking position in the leadership; he is the highest-ranking African American.

Over the past 10 years, as a member of the PSC, Clyburn has gone along with the normal pro-Bell tilt to the Commission.

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AT&T Quietly Updates its Wireless Plans (again)

April 29, 2009 AT&T , Data Caps , Internet Protocol , Network Neutrality , Spectrum Reform

Quietly, last night, AT&T revised its wireless plans. In the latest changes to the service terms, it looks like AT&T is trying to exempt its own video services but prohibiting services like the Slingbox.

Sound familiar?  I wrote it on April 3rd.  iPhone and PDA users literally felt their significant investment get less valuable.  They complained and AT&T removed the offending language by the next day, calling the language a mistake. 

Guess what?  It’s back!

Sometime in the past 24 hours, AT&T changed the TOS again:

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