Tuesday, 19 June 2018

AT&T backs 'Obamaphone'

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom, in Singapore
Tuesday 02 June 15

U.S telco calls FCC's subsidised broadband plan a 21st century safety net.

AT&T on Monday lent its support the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's (FFC's) plan to subsidise broadband access for low income households. Last week, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler revealed plans to extend the Lifeline programme – established in 1985 under Republican president Ronald Reagan to provide phone service to people on low incomes &ndash…

AT&T on Monday lent its support the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's (FFC's) plan to subsidise broadband access for low income households. Last week, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler revealed plans to extend the Lifeline programme – established in 1985 under Republican president Ronald Reagan to provide phone service to people on low incomes &ndash…

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