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Different AT&T same Bologna. It seems that the new AT&T Wireless sized their broadband network like they sized central offices. The Bell System allowed 2.5 CCS (250 Seconds) per hour of usage per residential line and 7.0 CCS (700 Seconds) per hour of usage per Business Line. Actually if you are on the line one hour you generated 36.0 CCS or (3600 Seconds) of traffic that hour of usage. It was not financially practical to implement a telephone network that could support 36 CCS per subscriber.
The Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILEC's) quickly learned that when the number of dial up internet customers, on line, reached a critical number, they had to upgrade their voice networks in order to carry the traffic. In 1997 the ILEC's petitioned the FCC to allow them to charge ISP's per minute of usage on internet, modem access lines. The whole idea was to charge the customer for upgrading their networks. The FCC told the ILEC's to upgrade their networks at their expense. AT&T Wireless is pulling the same bologna. It is time for the FCC to require all ISP's to maintain a minimum grade of serviced or be sanctioned.