Want faster internet? All it takes is a $10,000 ad in the Wall Street Journal
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A 90-year-old North Hollywood man was so irked by slow internet at his home, that he took out two newspaper ads to shame the CEO of AT&T into fixing it.
And it worked.
Aaron Epstein paid $10,000 for the ads to run in the Wall Street Journal, accusing AT&T of short-changing residents who need fast internet service.
A day later, servicemen showed up at Epstein's door.
"At noon time I'm eating my lunch, the front doorbell rings," Epstein recalled. "There's two men in AT&T uniforms wearing boots that you climb poles in. Saying we're here to install the fiber optics line behind your house."
"I thought well, bingo."
To his delight, less than a week later Epstein's home now has AT&T fiber service with blazing-fast internet speeds.
AT&T said in a statement: "Earlier this week we completed our planned expansion of AT&T Fiber in this customer's neighborhood, and we were pleased to provide him the upgrade he wanted."