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The American way of broadband: slow
The American way of broadband: slow

AT&T was slapped with a federal lawsuit this week for allegedly duping wireless customers with broken promises of unlimited data downloads. This would be the same AT&T that agreed to pay $105 million this month to settle claims that it overcharged customers by hundreds of millions of dollars for bogus wireless fees. A similar federal case is pending against T-Mobile. It's fair to ask: Why does it seem as if telecom companies — phone, cable, satellite — always appear to be pulling a fast one on customers? The simple answer: because they can. And there's a reason for that: In many places, consumers have only a few telecom providers to choose from. This raises...

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