(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – The FCC’s ruling on Net Neutrality has left many individuals concerned about Internet service and potential rising costs, but AT&T has assured customers that it intends on keeping the Internet open.
During the company’s fourth-quarter conference call, CEO Randall Stephenson answered a question by an equities analyst by stating the company has no plans on changing their services to “capitalize on a federal appeals court’s recent decision,” reports CNet.
“The industry has come a long way since then,” stated Stephenson. “And in the last couple of years, the industry has worked and agreed to a framework for Net neutrality. So the court order really changed nothing.”
Additionally, he discussed the company’s new sponsored data plans that were introduced at the CES earlier this month, a plan in which companies can pay for customers Internet access.
“Services like sponsored data will evolve overtime the same way that long distance grew and was scaled up. But I don’t see the court ruling changing how we or anyone else operates.”