fake/funny or not ... it's not rocket science! anyone remember SBC's "project pronto"?
a six billion dollar investment in the network, to deliver DSL to a majority of the customers.
This is EXACTLY the sort of thing at&t needs to do now!
Get all hands on deck, to improve the service customers PAY FOR!
Go back nine years, to Y2K. I recall SBC telling customers, there is no need to pickup your phone and place a test call, at midnight just to make sure the POTS works. You don't need to startup some bandwidth hungry app to bring at&t to it's knees. Just make some calls.
Phone companies oversubscribe the network. Only 1% of those 80 million people are expected to be using the phone at any given time.
Apple's iPhone is groovy, so I could see 10-20% using it at any given time. But at&t is still doing things like "Ma' Bell" of pre-divestiture (1984 breakup of AT&T).
There is a BIG grey area here. Yes! taking down (intentionally) the network is illegal, HOWEVER the government and at&t simply cannot press charges on 1000+ users. That's just silly!
At best, you participate, you will probably be shopping for a new provider and unlocking your iPhone.
I don't do buisness with at&t anymore. They smell bad!
However, if this does come to pass, at&t deserves every ounce of what they get! U.S. customers of at&t deserve AND pay for better service than this!!
I say, go for it! Take at&t down.