Today I had an online conversation with AT&T support, as I was trying to change my Internet plan. While AT&T was born and raised in America, it is no longer an American company! It was obvious, to this writer, once the conversation had elevated to a ‘supervisor’ that there were issues of ‘broken English’ … So I queried, are you in the U.S.? The answer came back, “No, South America”! I was flabbergasted! This is OUTRAGEOUS! How could a company that profited off of the U.S. citizenry, for almost a century, betray the very ones that help to create it? Not only by moving jobs out of our country, does AT&T betray America but it, most likely, is the biggest spy agency, other than Google, on the planet!
To have a ‘wiretap’ one must have a WIRE … Of course there is also ‘electronic surveillance’ that would monitor cell and online activity … but to tap ‘wire-line’ phones one needs the participation of the ‘service provider’ to supply a ‘trap’ that catches the ongoing communications; this applies to ‘electronic surveillance’ as well. Or they can simply use ‘the hammer’ on one … But they would still need the support of the service provider!
Whistleblower Tapes: Trump Wiretapped “A Zillion Times” By ‘The Hammer,’ Brennan’s and Clapper’s Secret Computer System
…”That system, THE HAMMER, according to the audio tapes, accessed the phone calls, emails and bank accounts of millions of ordinary Americans.
The tapes also reveal that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court (FISA), Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, 156 other judges, members of Congress, and Donald J. Trump were targeted by the HAMMER..”
“One of the main issues that I had with my run, for Missouri office, was having two of my AT&T phones shut off during the campaign. I could not understand how both of my AT&T ‘prepaid’ phones would be shut off and now Breitbart, by linking CrowdStrike to Google, helps to draw some possible conclusions. Both phones were tied to Google Voice!”
The lobbying arm of AT&T is killing local jobs in our nation. Here in Missouri, last year, a bill was unconstitutionally passed. It was originally intended to remove ‘parking ticket quotas’ it passed in the House but then was amended by the Senate to not allow municipalities to build broadband networks. Our Missouri Constitution clearly states that a bills subject matter must pertain to the entire bill! I am, often, not sure that our Missouri Legislature understands our state constitution, let alone united States Constitution!
...”They say the legislation is meant to stifle municipal internet services and have criticized Fraker and Missouri Republicans for supporting the bill after taking receiving thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from AT&T. Critics say the telecommunications giant stands to benefit if municipalities are prevented from competing in the internet marketplace.”
Municipalities often have ‘right-of-way’ rights to the fiber optic ring in their communities. Often this includes substantial savings for the city. By building their own networks for their citizenry, these savings can be passed down to the constituent, thus creating a private network that the city is the ‘gate keeper’, profit for the city, jobs for the community and savings for the citizen! A win-win for America! No wonder AT&T pays off unethical politicians so that they maintain their monopoly.
What’s that, you say ‘AT&T is not a monopoly?’ In 2009 President 0bama created the 2009 Jobs Creation Act to not only create jobs and stimulate the economy, but also over $9 billion was slated to expand broadband services … Well here is my story on that subject, as my company was involved. And instead of ‘creating jobs’ I almost lost my company because of it!
“Big River Broadband was given a federal loan/grant of $24MM to create a network in RURAL areas where Internet did not exist. These monies came from the 2009 Jobs Creation Act. They were also to create 1,370 jobs, to date -according to their last report, they have created 72!”
Sadly the networks that were built with these tax dollars actually maybe a huge spy network!
… “There is a new DHS funded multi-billion dollar spy tool and it is called FirstNet. This is a citizen information gathering device like no other. A company called New World Systems is in charge of implementing this system.
The Radio Access Network (RAN), which is part of this elaborate network, consists of the radio base station infrastructure that connects to user devices including cell towers and mobile hotspots embedded in vehicles which connects to the satellite network or other types of wireless infrastructure. This is a “search and destroy system” as FirstNet is designed to hunt you down in remote areas. The extraction component of Jade Helm in rural Texas communities, is noteworthy when these two systems are considered with regard to the potential of these two systems to abuse American citizens. Firstnet is going operationally live just prior to the Jade Helm announced kick off of July 15th.”
Is FirstNet network that the 0bama administration built, really SpyNet?
No wonder our network, which was praised to be ‘one of the best’ in the nation was not funded … as we understand and respect our Constitution. Or maybe we just did not know who to pay!
Well it is time for me to find a new provider, as I will not support this stinking monopoly any further! Too bad there is not a WISP in my area, as that is my preferred service … Local, unlimited and quality! To find a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) in your area, here is a great Link!