AT&T Does Another Dishonest Thing And They're Mad They Got Caught

Submitted by: lalapancakes 6 months ago Tech News & Politics

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I'm pretty convinced AT&T's M.O. is to barely serve and take more than they give. Every job I've had in L.A., who use AT&T, have suffered through their service - or lack there of. And when they're not capping, they're gouging.

On the other side of the country, AT&T recently got in trouble with Florida government for overcharging schools and libraries. In Florida, telecom services follow an E-rate law forbidding providers from charging schools and libraries more than what other homes a businesses in the area pay. Despite the law, AT&T went ahead and collected more than what they should have from schools and libraries - anyway.

AT&T feels they should be able to charge whatever they want to schools based on types of accounts and contracts vs. what the actual law asks for. They seem to think there’s a difference between annual and month to month contracts while totally disregarding the simplicity of the law.

The FCC is seeking a paltry “$106,425 fine as well as $63,760 in overcharge refunds to the schools.”

There are 6 comments:
Male 1,131
Its very simple the state says you can only charge this much, if you don't like it don't give them your service they agreed with the stipulation by offering service. Just like you and me you cant change the contract after the fact with out going to court.
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Male 371
"Its very simple the state says you can only charge this much..." And that's the problem. This is a transaction between AT&T and its customers. The state has no business saying anything.
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Male 371
If AT&T should not be allowed to ask whatever price it wants, should the schools and libraries similarly not be allowed to refuse whatever price is offered?
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Male 1,255
I think it's more along the lines of preventing gouging.
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Male 6,165
Well they could always donate 250k to the AG to not get investigated.!
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Male 190
25k and there was no investigation.
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