In a performance that is insulting to intelligent people on so many levels, AT&T has released a YouTube video that attempts to put a positive spin on its iPhone-related network problems. And just to make sure it was hip, cool and in-line with the medium, AT&T trots out some bozo who calls himself “Seth the Blogger guy” — whoa, dude, you won me over with your total street cred! Look, confused hair, a little no-shave shadow, a button-down bowling shirt with a t-shirt underneath and nerdy glasses — Seth MUST be one of those blogger guys who knows about all this networking stuff!
So instead of real answers about A) How much spectrum AT&T actually has, B) How much it can actually use to support iPhone customers, C) Why the company sold so many iPhones that it overloaded its network, and D) When actual improvements in the way of more spectrum purchases, leases or other arrangements might be forthcoming, you get… Seth. And some talk about highways and the billions AT&T is spending. Enjoy.
UPDATE: Karl over at DSL Reports is tracking the response to the video, with sentiment weighing mainly against AT&T.