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    AT&T Gave false broadband reports in 20 states

    AT&T falsely reported to the Federal Communications Commission that it offers broadband in nearly 3,600 census blocks spread across parts of 20 states.

    AT&T disclosed the error to the FCC in a filing a week ago. The filing provides "a list of census blocks AT&T previously reported as having broadband deployment at speeds of at least 25Mbps downstream/3 Mbps upstream that AT&T has removed from its Form 477 reports." The 78-page list includes nearly 3,600 blocks.

    With Form 477 reports, ISPs are required to tell the FCC which census blocks they offer service in. The FCC uses the data to track broadband-deployment progress and, crucially, to decide which census blocks get government funding for deploying Internet service. AT&T falsely reporting broadband-data coverage could prevent other ISPs from getting that funding and leave Americans without broadband access.

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...-of-20-states/

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    Color me shocked.....NOT !!!!!
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    Welcome to att where things aren't always as they seem and fudging the numbers is the norm

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    I wish the form 477 shape files were not always a year out of date.
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    It's really disappointing that they make hundreds of millions in profits not just revenue and still fudge numbers on coverage that people today in 2020 pay for and rely upon for day to day life and don't even deliver.

    Not super related but that whole public utility internet thing in the US really was the wrong decision, especially after covid-19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonyjones View Post
    Welcome to att where things aren't always as they seem and fudging the numbers is the norm
    They call it "creative accounting"

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