October 21, 2014
You can get video on your cell phone and talk on the telephone through your computer. But even with the merging technologies you may still feel held hostage by your cable company, having to pay ever increasing fees with little or no alternatives.
Governor Gibbons teamed up with AT&T to announce a project that will give consumers more options for home phone, television, and internet service. At first glance it does not appear too revolutionary, just a simple fiber cable. But with a one-hundred million dollar plan for fiber network upgrades in Nevada, AT&T may revolutionize the way you connect to the world.
The project was made possible by assembly bill 526 - which allows companies like AT&T to negotiate with the state rather than each city individually. That creates a more open playing field for providers of media technology. The development of a new fiber network will give you more choices to select internet and cable service - which means more competitive pricing. Governor Gibbons says it's good for Nevada businesses *and consumers.
Completion of the project will take several years, but Hal Lenox of AT&T says he's anxious for consumers try the new services because it will change their user experience completely.