Although Internet telecom firms try to portray themselves as cheerful in their ads, they aren’t your friends. One recent incident highlighting this fact was faced by Tully Free Library from rural Tully, NY, which will have to pay an absurd bill of approximately $880 sent by Verizon. Recently, Ars Technica reported that the library will have to pay this bill for using just 440 Megabytes of data when fortuitously roaming in Canada.
With a hotspot-lending program offered by the Tully Library, residents get Internet access, which is otherwise restricted in the town. Originally, the Central New York Library Resources Council had funded the program for the initial 2 Years of hotspots. However, as the grant was ended, the library took the decision to keep the program going on its own.
In the original service plan, the service provider company would block the international roaming on the hotspots, but the latest plans did not. Reportedly, a library member was having a hotspot in his car when he was driving for some time in Canada. At that time, the library utilized data of approximately 440 Megabytes, which led to the punishment of approximately$880.
On a similar note, AT&T and CBS reported that they have finalized a new carriage agreement that will end an almost 3-week blackout, which distressed millions of viewers. This week, the announcement was made by the two companies regarding a new multi-year deal, which will be effective immediately. In joint a statement, they said, “AT&T and CBS regret any trouble to their viewers & customers and thank them for showing patience.”
On July 20, 2019, in numerous major cities, such as Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, several cable networks and local CBS stations were dropped by AT&T-owned DirecTV, U-Verse, and streaming service DirecTV Now as the earlier agreement was expired. Reportedly, the services are used by approximately 6.6 Million individuals combined.