AT&T accused of discrimination2017-08-25 17:00 by Daniela
A group of three Cleveland women filed a complaint against AT&T with the Federal Communications Commission over what it says is discriminatory practices with the company's high-speed internet services.
According to them, the telecommunications company is denying poor, black neighborhoods in Cleveland the same high-speed internet services that it provides to more well-off parts of the city and surrounding suburbs.
The three women claim to pay for premium broadband internet but receive much slower speeds than advertised. One of the women said she spent $1,500 on an internet-connected security system for her home only to find it incapable of working because of the slow internet service from AT&T.
AT&T disagreed with those claims:
"We do not redline," Joan Marsh, AT&T's chief regulatory and external affairs officer, said in a statement. "Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is unparalleled. Our investment decisions are based on the cost of deployment and demand for our services and are of course fully compliant with the requirements of the Communications Act. We will vigorously defend the complaint filed today."
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