T-Cellular CEO Apologizes For “Offending” EFF And Its Supporters

T-Mobile CEO Apologizes For “Offending” EFF And Its Supporters

After an aggressive response to his firm, T-Cellular, being referred to as out for being anti-Internet Neutrality on its new “Binge On” product by the EFF, CEO John Legere has backtracked a bit. In case you missed it, he flippantly requested “Who the fuck is the EFF?” throughout a Twitter Q&A final week.

EFF supporters advised him. In droves.

Right here was his apology right now, which is in fact continues to be primarily in protection of Binge On:

Look, by now you understand that I’m a vocal, animated and typically foul mouthed CEO. I don’t filter myself and you already know that nobody at T-Cellular filters me both (no, they don’t even attempt). Meaning I’ll typically incite a little bit of a ‘social media riot’, however I’m not going to apologize for that.

I’ll nevertheless apologize for offending EFF and its supporters. Simply because we don’t utterly agree on all points of Binge On doesn’t imply I don’t see how they struggle for shoppers. We each agree that it is very important shield shoppers’ rights and to offer shoppers worth. We’ve got that in widespread, so extra energy to them. As I discussed final week, we sit up for sitting down and speaking with the EFF and that may be a step we will certainly take. Sadly, my colour commentary from final week is now drowning out the actual worth of Binge On – so hopefully this letter will assist make that clear once more.

Legere rubs lots of people the fallacious means, however the service enterprise is an unsightly one, so it takes fairly a bit to face out from the noise of all of it. He did it, it labored. And nicely…we’ve got an apology and extra dialogue on whether or not Binge On is throttling or sensible and useful for shoppers. Finally, you’re the decide.

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