FCC Asks AT&T for Info About Delayed Fiber Build-Out Because of Net Neutrality

Two days after AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said his company would delay building out its fiber network because of uncertainty about net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission has some questions. […] The agency emailed AT&T Friday asking for more information about that announcement, including “all documents” related to that decision. The request may not be great news for AT&T, which still needs the FCC to sign off on its $48 billion deal to acquire DirecTV. […] FCC officials also want to know if AT&T’s financial model “demonstrates that fiber deployment is now unprofitable” and whether laying fiber to more than two million homes after the DirecTV acquisition “would be unprofitable.” AT&T has a week to respond. – Amy Schatz,Re/code
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