AT&T has built an extensive history of whining and crying whenever they don’t get their way.

So, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when I see AT&T claimed that even though they barely lost a city contract, they should be given the contract or else “irreparable harm” would occur.

Specifically, the Guilford County Board of Education awarded this week a broadband contract to Time Warner Cable after they proposed to run the school system broadband for $157,860 a month. AT&T, North State Communications and Century Link all came together to offer a bid that was $8,341 more expensive than Time Warner Cable’s bid. Therefore, TWC won the bidding.

So how did AT&T take the news?

“I believe this would cause irreparable harm to the county, to the Guilford County taxpayers,” Tracy Sary, a North Carolina government and education sales director for AT&T, told the school board at its meeting Tuesday night. “Guilford County Schools’ decision to move forward with this award tonight without further analysis would not be in the best interest of the students, staff, citizens and taxpayers of Guilford County.” – News Record

Sounds about right for AT&T. They are currently lying to regulators in the hopes of having their merger with DirecTV approved.