AT&T Bluffs, Halts Dwindling Fiber Investment on Neutrality News | DSLReports, ISP Information: "The problem? AT&T's fiber investments weren't particularly impressive to begin with. As we've noted for some time, AT&T has used network investment as carrot on a stick with regulators for most of the last decade, promising to withhold or accelerate network infrastructure investment only if government does their bidding. They've been doing it again lately to get their DirecTV acquisition approved.
Except in reality, despite a decade of unprecedented deregulation for the telco, AT&T's investment in their fixed-line network has dropped considerably year over year as the company focuses on more profitable wireless services. When there is a modest expansion in their "next-gen" U-Verse service, the company generally massages the numbers to make those expansions seem larger than they actually appear." 'via Blog this'