AT&T Lobbies For a Slower Internet


According to AT&T, 10 Mbps uploads ought to be enough for anybody.


In a blog post defining how AT&T is thinking about broadband for the 21st century, Joan Marsh, AT&T’s EVP of Federal Regulatory Relations, says there’s “no compelling evidence” that people need more than 50/10 Mbps or 100/20 Mbps service.

No compelling evidence. That is a remarkable quote.

Here’s the truth: the speed of information is directly equated to economic success. If you’re faster, you are more likely to win the race.

Hey, AT&T: it’s clear that you don’t want to help close the digital divide. What was that about your 5G network? We don’t need that kind of speed… do we?

Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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