FCC Brendan Carr to Use “ALEC” 5G Bill for Upcoming FCC Wireless Debacle; 25 Years of AT&T Vaporware to Rural Areas Revealed in Indiana.
9 September 2018
If history is our guide, this is all just another act by AT&T and Verizon et al. to remove regulations and tout wireless vaporware, the new shiny-tech bauble to be used for this bait-and-switch.
The Book of Broken Promises
“FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr went to Indianapolis, Indiana on September 4th, 2018 to announce the FCC’s new proposed 5G wireless regulations that are directly tied to “model legislation” most likely created by “ALEC”, the American Legislative Exchange Council. On the floor of the Indiana Senate statehouse, he was joined by the Hoosier politicians, (most, if not all, appear to be getting money from AT&T el al.).
Sadly, 25 years ago, there were other plans to bring advanced telecommunications based on fiber optic services to Indiana. In fact, 150,000 lines of fiber optic-based services were supposed to have been rolled out in just Indianapolis — by the year 2000.”
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Sadder still, ALEC has had a continuous, detrimental impact on telecommunications and broadband in America for over a decade, as told by a case study of another AT&T state, Wisconsin, which we did in 2008.
Yet, in 2018, we now have FCC Commissioner Carr delivering a string of over-used buzz words in his press release and speech, promising 5G will bring next-gen services and create jobs, aid in education and health care — even in rural areas, as long as regulations are removed.
Thank you to KK for sharing this story with us 4 Z5G!