quote: AT&T's stock price has nearly doubled in the past few years, rising from $20/share to $37. Revenues are way up, and the company is experiencing rapid growth in nearly every sector in which it's involved.
quote: Formerly a joint venture between SBC Communications and BellSouth, Cingular Wireless soon acquired the old AT&T Wireless; SBC later acquired the original AT&T and rebranded as "the new AT&T". Cingular became wholly-owned by the new AT&T in December 2006 as a result of AT&T's acquisition of BellSouth.
quote: Even if you work for McDonald's, you can still say that Burger King's burgers are better than McDonald's even if you are on the clock based on your right to free speech.
quote: If the company then tries to limit your free speech, they can and HAVE been sued in the past.
quote: There is a little thing called the CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES that says that companies cannot do what you are basically giving them carte blanche to do.
quote: AT&T informed customers of the increase by email beginning last week. AT&T spokesman Michael Coe states that the increase is to, "to better reflect the value of our broadband service."
quote: No, you are not stuck with AT&T unless you move.
quote: I ditched my 3Mbps dsl as it was down every 10 minutes, they came out to try to fix it at least a dozen times, finally I called them one day and told them to cancel, I'm gettin my 8Mbps Comcast connection back. Ever since, my internet has never gone down, of course I pay a bit more now, but reliability is worth it, IMO.
quote: This all pretty much leaves people like me with no choice but to put up with this crap.
quote: "Room 641A, the secret spying room inside AT&T's San Francisco internet switching center that was outed by former AT&T employee Mark Klein. That room sits at the center of a lawsuit against AT&T for its alleged illegal participation in the government's secret, warrantless spying program."
quote: However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.
quote: The Bush administration and the Replublicans in Washington are the ones protecting these company friens of theirs because it's in their special interest.
quote: These company are protected under Bush and Cheneyto do what they want, they can keep back the technology and bandwidth in the U.S. to a ancient state compared with other countries like Japan and Korea, who gets up to 100mpbs for 20.00/month.
quote: It's just like the U.S. auto industry. Improvement and foward movement is being retarded by the industry to make as much profit as possible because they are giving free will by the Bush administration to do as they want, to sit on their ass while other countries are moving foward. They are staying put where they are still making cars that are gas guzzlers to make profit for themselves and for the oil companies. This is hurting the economy as well.
quote: This will all change once Hilary or Obama leads the country into a prosperous state again and open our eyes to the covers that our current government has thrown over our eyes.