ATT and Verizon caring about what the public needs. It took bribes to public officials in the millions so ATT could get this far. The FCC regulating the carriers became a thing of the past when some previous administrations allowed bribes to rule policy. Be thankful you do not live in mountainous rural areas. ATT has been allowed to drop there responsibility for maintaining landlines in 16 states so far. This means that some people are SOL thanks to there type of modern progress.