JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Major telecommunications conglomerate AT&T has agreed to provide the state of Mississippi records detailing how it used the almost $284 million it was paid by the federal government to expand internet access in the state.
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley said AT&T initially denied requests last week for records related to work it completed in the state to provide fixed wireless service access through the Connect America Fund.
The company agreed to comply after it was served a subpoena from the Mississippi Public Service Commission on Sept. 11.
Presley said AT&T's compliance shows that “when you are willing to stand up to these Goliaths, they’ll back down.”