Stacey Higginbotham:

AT&T said Wednesday that it has started service in four Austin neighborhoods with an offer to bring its GigaPower fiber-to-the-home service for $70 a month — but with a pretty big catch.

If you want to pay the lower rate you must agree “to participate in AT&T Internet Preferences.” This means, “AT&T may use your Web browsing information, like the search terms you enter and the Web pages you visit, to provide you relevant offers and ads tailored to your interests.”

Higginbotham says that it is highly likely this is a direct response to Google’s fiber roll out, so we can still blame Google for this.


Posted by Ben Brooks