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Communications giant AT&T has earned the ire of the gaming community after its comments to the FCC regarding the definition of "broadband." Their argument is gaming is not a vital part of the internet landscape, but rather an "aspirational service." Here is part of the statement from AT&T:"For Americans who today have no terrestrial broadband service at all, the pressing concern is not the ability to engage in real-time, two-way gaming, but obtaining meaningful access to the Internet's resources and to reliable email communications and other basic tools that most of the country has come to expect as a given."AT&T states that the core definition of "broadband" should be applications of the internet that help people "learn, train for jobs, and work online." While games have been used in some instances for educational purposes and job training, there is an argument about whether or not we actually "need" online gaming. ESA Vice President Kenneth Doroshow took issue with AT&T's stance, responding:"What AT&T describes as aspirational services are no less important to the future of the Internet than email and web browsing were to the past and are today. Online video games are a meaningful part of our participative culture. They remove geographic barriers, connecting people from across the country and around the world. They teach cooperation, cultivate leadership skills, and empower users to express their creativity."The FCC has not yet reached their official definition of broadband, and AT&T has not responded to Doroshow's comment.
actually ATT is correct.. there shouldnt be a "need" for online gaming it is more accurate description of being a "aspirational" service..
just get ready to accept the extra charges coming to your bill for gaming services.. nuf said.. so sad too bad its just the way it is.
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Last time I checked I wasn't paying AT&T to think.
After reading that. I'm going to drop my At&t U-verse and just go with Comcast.
F**K AT&T!!! when my year is done, i'll be seeking a more customer friendly service provider. I HATE ATT, piece of sh*t company
at&t is lame. ill stick to verizon
Aaand unfortunately AT&T is the only provider in my area that isn't satellite. So I'm stuck with a puny 3MB connection with a company that doesn't value my favorite pastime.
Remembered what AT&T's ads were like in the "Crazy People" movie-- AT&T: We're tired of taking your ***.
at&t can suck it.