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AT&T puts fiber optic investment on hold over Net neutrality
AT&T puts fiber optic investment on hold over Net neutrality

AT&T will halt investments in its network of high-speed fiber optic Internet connections until federal regulators decide how to regulate Internet service providers. "We can't go out and invest that kind of money deploying fiber to 100 cities not knowing under what rules those investments will be governed," the company's chief executive, Randall Stephenson, told investors Wednesday. "We think it is prudent to just pause and make sure we have line of sight and understanding as to what those rules would look like," he said, according to Reuters. AT&T backs laws that would allow the company to charge higher fees for faster connections. The Dallas-based company...

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