With the FCC holding a meeting Thursday to decide whether to give the green light to “net neutrality”—the principle of universal access to bandwidth—AT&T is stepping up its PR war. In a memo from senior exec James Cicconi, employees are asked to post anti-neutrality comments on an FCC forum. Cicconi specifies that they should do so from a personal email account—to hide the fact that they are AT&T employees, writes Tim Karr on SavetheInternet.com.
The memo also supplies a list of talking points against net neutrality, including a claim that it would “jeopardize efforts to deliver high-speed Internet services to every American.” AT&T must be getting desperate, says Karr. The firm is asking employees to be “doubly deceptive" here: hiding their identities while posting comments that aren’t theirs. Click the second link to see the AT&T memo.