It labored higher than Twitter!
A 90-year-old California man was so irked by gradual web at his dwelling, he took out two Wall Street Journal ads to shame the CEO of AT&T into fixing it — and it labored.
Aaron Epstein, of North Hollywood, paid $10,000 for the matching quarter-page ads on Feb. 3, griping that the agency failed to present his neighborhood with web quicker than Three megabits per second.
“An open letter to AT&T CEO John Stankey,” the advert begins. “AT&T prides itself as a pacesetter in digital communications. Sadly for the individuals who reside in North Hollywood 91607, AT&T is now a serious disappointment.”
The grievance continues, “Though AT&T is promoting speeds of up to 100 MBS for different neighborhoods, the quickest now accessible to us from ATT is barely Three MBS.”
The ads have been additionally printed within the paper’s Dallas, Texas, version, the place the corporate’s govt places of work are headquartered — and it appeared to work.
Epstein advised native station KTLA he received a name again from the workplace the identical day they ran.
“We’re going to see what we will do for you,” he stated an AT&T rep advised him, including that the corporate might put in fiber optics in his space to pace up the web.
Epstein, who has been an AT&T buyer since 1960, stated he used the old style newspaper methodology of getting the chief’s consideration as a result of he doesn’t use social media.
“With the response I’m getting … it’s undertaking my aim,” he stated.
“The cash we may’ve spent for different luxuries goes to one thing that’s additionally giving us pleasure.”
An AT&T spokesman stated in a press release that the corporate ceaselessly enhances its networks and invested $3.1 billion within the Los Angeles space from 2017 to 2019.