Here’s a few things you can do to help:
- Cancel ALL AT&T services and switch to alternatives, if possible. If you can only get AT&T DSL and you need Internet at home, drop to the lowest possible AT&T plan that you can get. Make sure to tell the representative that their bandwidth caps are the reason why you are ending service so that this can be relayed upward, and make sure to treat the person you’re talking to well–they’re not the ones in charge of policy.This will have two effects: a) to reduce your liability in case you do go over the cap, and b) reduce the amount of revenue AT&T gets from you, the subscriber.
- Contact your representatives in Congress (House; Senate) — let them know that you want the federal government to encourage broadband competition and that you want federal regulators to be much tougher on our telecom oligarchy.
- Contact your representatives at your state’s legislature. They will be able to put pressure on AT&T and others through the Attorney General and by enacting state-level programs to increase telecom competition.
- Join Stop The Cap and help with them their efforts.
Together, we can get people’s attention and protect our Internet.