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AT&T unveiled its plan to entice cord-cutters with its DirecTV Now streaming package, and launched the service despite concerns from the FCC.
This shift highlights the importance of high-speed Internet access in the growing digital economy.
The company is choosing not to participate in the Lifeline for broadband program, citing administrative concerns. Verizon, CenturyLink, and Frontier are expected to follow AT&T’s lead.
At the Washington, DC event, the senators emphasized that there is bipartisan consensus that broadband is essential to the economic vitality of communities across America.
The Amsterdam-based company plans to deliver 10 gigabit, fiber-to-the-premises connections in 20 states over the next five years.