AT&T, in an effort to close its long-running deal to acquire DirecTV, informed the FCC that it would be willing to offer a pair of discounted broadband services to low-income Americans. One of the services would be a 5 Mbps tier costing $10 per month (rising to $20 per month after the first year); the other would mosey along at 1.5 Mbps and cost $5 per month for the first year, and $10 per month thereafter. Both of the plans would be offered only to citizens eligible for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Plan. All these concessions by AT&T come in addition to its promise to toe the line in the interest of the FCC’s net neutrality guidelines.
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