I suppose it's better late than never:
What's kind of weird about this piece is that Apple COO Tim Cook says "we've personally reviewed" these plans. Why do we need Apple to confirm that AT&T will really fix it's network? Oh, because AT&T keeps lying. It lied about tethering, it lied before about fixing it's network, it lied about why it stopped selling in New York, etc., etc.
This, of course, is a nice way of Apple kissing AT&T goodbye when it dumps them tomorrow as everyone expects and Verizon leaps in. Hopefully, this will finally be a wake up call for AT&T and they really will fix their network and try to compete on service.