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Verizon's Morse Code Press Release Telegraph's the Claims of Perjury

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.01.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

On February 26th, 2015, Verizon put out a press release claiming that the FCC's Net Neutrality decision was a "throwback that imposes 1930's rules on the Internet". And they put out an additional release in the language of a telegraph to reinforce this view point.

If Mayors Ruled the World Today ... They Would Launch Digital Cities Tomorrow

John M. Eger | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
John M. Eger

The city, of all our geopolitical institutions, needs to reinvent itself for this new global age. The FCC decision gives them the incentive.

Net-"Sue-Me"-Neutrality: Get Ready for the Spring Offensive

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Once the entire Open Internet (Net Neutrality) rules are put out (we have only an outline as of this writing), you can expect a lawyers' banquet, a feeding frenzy where they will file and file and file.

Ensuring Internet Equality For All

Bill de Blasio | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics
Bill de Blasio

It's no secret I consider income inequality the greatest challenge of our time. And whether you're my age or my teenage son Dante's, it's clear: the Internet has become fundamental to solving it.

Verizon: Show Us the Money (The "Title II" Money Trail Exposed)

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon has told the FCC, the public, or anyone else who will listen, that imposing 'utility-style regulations', sometimes referred to as 'Title II", on broadband providers -- will harm investment.

Something Is Going Right: Net Neutrality and the FCC

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 02.19.2015 | Technology
Lawrence Lessig

The history in Internet innovation is the story of outsiders building a better mouse trap -- kids, dropouts, and non-Americans, given a neutral platform to prove their ideas. It was neutral because it was built that way.

Net Neutrality Is Now Just 'Net Ridiculous'

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.15.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Net Neutrality itself doesn't solve America's communications problems and we hope that the FCC decides to actually investigate our claims that a) Verizon failed to disclose that the networks are already Title II.

Playing Politics With the Internet?

Kevin Werbach | Posted 02.20.2015 | Technology
Kevin Werbach

We write not to add to the onslaught of commentary on the merits of the rules--which are not yet public--but rather to address the legitimacy of the FCC's decision-making process. To cut to the chase: there's no evidence of a process foul in this case.

Time Warner Cable's High-Speed Internet 97 Percent Profit Margin is a Big, Bright Red Flag; Critics Rebuked.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

In the previous article, I laid out excerpts of Time Warner Cable's SEC-filed 2013 Annual Report which detailed TWC's profit margin (revenues minus ex...

Time Warner Cable's 97 Percent Profit Margin on High-Speed Internet Service Exposed

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

In our Petition for Investigation of Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Comcast, we point out that TWC's High-Speed Internet service has a 97 percent profit margin and a number of people asked how that statistic was derived. Simple. Time Warner Cable provides the information, (with some caveats).

FCC Petition for Investigation and Complaint Against Time Warner Cable and Comcast

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The Public Interest has been tarnished, stained and harmed and it is time for a course correction of oversight, accurate data, investigations and enforcement of the laws. It is time to not only re-evaluate the public policies that govern communications services in America, but fix what's broken -- finally.

Saving Net Neutrality

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 01.30.2015 | Technology
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

The Internet was founded on the principle of net neutrality - that all content is accessible at the same rate, despite the source or ownership, and that every Internet service should do its best to satisfy its customers.

Fast and Affordable Broadband for Everyone

Shelly Palmer | Posted 01.19.2015 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

What type of investor will invest in a long-term infrastructure play designed for non-premium, price-sensitive consumers? You already know the answer... it's us, the taxpayers.

2015: The Trend Line for Communications Services -- Phone, Broadband, Internet, Cable TV & Wireless -- Sucks

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

As a telecom analyst for over 30+ years, I've been tracking the trend lines of communications services. And from the customer perspective -- your perspective -- 2015 will be like watching a train wreck in slow motion -- and continue over the next few years.

Government Report: No High Speed Broadband Competition: Blame AT&T, Verizon & CenturyLink's Two Decades of Broken Promises.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

In the last article about broadband I supplied a list of the "video dialtone" deployments that were filed at the FCC by what are now AT&T, Verizon and Centurylink to upgrade the utility copper networks and replace these wires with fiber optics wires -- which never happened.

You Have Been Charged Thousands for a Fiber-Optic, Broadband Utility That You Never Got -- Over the Last 20-Plus Years

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

By 2010 or there abouts, America was supposed to have been a fully-fiberized nation with fiber optic-based broadband utilities -- really.

Is This About Net Neutrality, a Hostage Situation or Just Extortion? It's Hard to Say.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Unfortunately, most who are calling for Net Neutrality or Title II don't get the underlying issue -- It's all about one company 'vertically integrating,' meaning controlling all of the primary services over the wire

Verizon Uses 'Title II' as a Cash Machine Today -- It Harms Customers, Not Investments

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

In 2004-2005, the FCC closed the networks to direct competition by changing the classification of the wires from a "telecommunications" (Title II) service, to an "Information service" (Title I).

A New Year, a Bolder and Better E-Rate

Jessica Rosenworcel | Posted 02.02.2015 | Technology
Jessica Rosenworcel

Before our students file out of their classrooms and head home for the holidays, the FCC should act. Because it is within our means to choose a future where all American kids have access to digital age learning, no matter who they are, where they live, or where they go to school.

AT&T's--REDACTED--to the FCC's Requests about--REDACTED--Fiber Optic Deployment--REDACTED.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T must be investigated for its previous failures to fulfill basic commitments in prior mergers, especially the AT&T-BellSouth merger and the FCC should audit the new proposed fiber optic plans, not just take AT&T's word for it.

Everything You Need to Know About the Internet of Things

Jacob Morgan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Jacob Morgan

A few months ago I wrote a post called, "A Simple Explanation Of The Internet Of Things" where I tried to provide some clarity around what this new connected world means for all of us.

Close the Broadband Gap

Jim Steyer | Posted 01.19.2015 | Education
Jim Steyer

In the 21st century, it's hard to imagine a corporate world where only one-third of businesses could access high-speed Internet and the rest were relegated to dial-up speeds. Yet that's essentially the reality for our nation's schools.

Investigate Time Warner and Comcast's "Social Contract" on America

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Besides the fact that you can never, ever get the advertised price, or that the bill now includes a collection of made up fees and pass-through taxes, there are also a host of related issues that surround the sale and promotion of these services.

Cities Tackle Broadband Imperative

John M. Eger | Posted 01.07.2015 | Technology
John M. Eger

Broadband today is as important as waterways, railways and highways were in an earlier era. Having broadband is a necessity. It is something every man and woman and child depends on to succeed in the new economy.

Time Warner Cable's Advertised $89.99 Triple Play: Now $190.77. What the F@$#X$!?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

You can never, ever get the advertised price because it doesn't include many of the fixed costs, like the set top box, not to mention it is littered with pass-throughs of the company's taxes and fees, including the cable franchise fees.