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AT&T Decides Gaming is Not a “Core” Broadband Service

Posted by Chris DeMarco on Monday, September 14th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

AT&T has begun categorizing some uses of broadband internet connections as “aspirational services” – essentially, uses that aren’t a core part of broadband like e-mail and Web browsing.

The entertainment industry as well as gamers everywhere are furious about it, arguing that “What AT&T describes as aspirational services are no less important to the future of the Internet than email and web browsing were to the past and are today…”

Read more on ARS Technica in their article here.

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