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Today I found out something that really pissed me off. AT&T has a monopoly hold on rural areas and will prevent any chance of upward economic movement. We got charged more for internet than what we were promised so we tried to call for a new bundle package and found a good deal in DirectTv. But when we gave our address, they told us that AT&T has us locked into a monopoly that cannot even get a basic bundle package where we are. This is just the perfect example of Corporate America's repression on the poor and keeping them where they are at in life. It is a given that in this day and age you need electronic infastructure and such to get yourself in a position to try and make something better of yourself. Practices like this one only keep one down and can never make something of themselves. So next time I hear a politican complain about welfare, why not give us rural poor a chance to make something of ourselves and kill practices like AT&T has on rural Americans everywhere! Do not use AT&T and change all services that you have that are provided by them. Show that this kind of corporate greed biased to those who can use it for upward mobility will not be tolerated. Write your senators and call them telling them that this is highly illegal and should be banned.
This is about a real life example of corporate America supressing people everywhere, especially the rural
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:iconmadame-finitevus1890:
Ugh....this is definitely a monopoly is IS illegal....they oughta be punished for this....:X
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PurplePhoneixStar Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We need new laws that allow for more free market competion in the telecom industry.
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:iconmadame-finitevus1890:
Yes, we do- the government needs to nail these clowns with the antitrust laws.
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:iconpurplephoneixstar:
PurplePhoneixStar Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And that would do what the GOP keeps crying they want to and it would let the free market work.
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ciscobuddy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
What AT&T did IS illegal. Contact the authorities in your area. then let AT&T know this was done. Need evidence.
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Pfaccioxx Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   General Artist
faved
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Dravazed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Let me know if you'd like this tweeted
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PurplePhoneixStar Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh go ahead please. This needs to be spread. I am writing my senators. Rand Paul may go with it but I don't know about McConnell.
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Dravazed Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Done.
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CartoonistWill Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, it's almost like that where I live. I'm technically both rural and in city limits. Don't like it. Anyway, Time Warner (Road Runner) and AT&T both have a monopoly on my road, meaning I couldn't get internet through Windstream. Are they good? I dunno, but they told me that my road was outside their turf and they didn't want to start a turf war with the big bads. What's worse is that when I went to get AT&T they said they didn't offer internet on my road - not anything faster than 1.5mbps, that is. Anyway, DiSH Network said they had a bundle package and could get me internet on my road. But I honestly don't have the money for TV or internet anyway so I'm not sure I should order anything yet.
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