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3 Ways Broadband Internet Is Improving Health Care And Education

Tae Yoo | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Tae Yoo

In many parts of the world, being able to download information on a smartphone, tablet or laptop in a few seconds is the norm. In Silicon Valley, wire...

This Could Cripple The Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business

Customers and labor unions aren’t the only ones feeling uneasy about the looming prospect of a giant cable conglomerate.

Six Lawsuits Against the FCC Over Net Neutrality -- and Counting

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

I would argue that it is time for more lawsuits, but right now they are going in the wrong direction. The FCC should be taking the companies to court and starting the process of separating the companies from their control over critical infrastructure -- that we paid extra for, over and over.

America's Ugly Truth About Broadband

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

When Finland and Hungry beat out the United States of America in download speeds and the Republic of Seychelles and Bangladesh beat us in 'upload' speeds, you know something is wrong with broadband in America today.

Timothy Stenovec

Here's What Happens When Internet Providers Have Zero Competition

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.31.2015 | Technology

Hint: Exactly what you think.

There's A Big Problem With Internet Access In The U.S.

AP | By FELICIA FONSECA and DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 03.29.2015 | Technology

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona (AP) — When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people...

Timothy Stenovec

Cable Companies Won't Let Cord Cutters Go Without A Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.26.2015 | Technology

Your options for how to watch TV continue to grow, but cable companies could make you pay dearly if you want to “cut the cord.” Sony and Dish ...

Don't Settle for Lousy Home Wi-Fi

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 03.25.2015 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

This fractured FaceTime episode exposes three disturbing problems in our increasingly Wi-Fi dependent lives.

Time Warner Cable's Triple Play Gluttony and the Net Neutrality Rules

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

For those who say, well, the new net neutrality order will fix everything, (assuming it makes it through various, expected court battles), I'll detail a few of the good things about the order as it relates to these charges, then give you the reality -- it doesn't fix most things.

Are We All Talking About the Same Thing?

Patricia Morizio | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Patricia Morizio

The Internet is not black and white, and it is most certainly not sacred. We seem to have merely added more complexity to its already nuanced nature.

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 04.16.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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 04.10.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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 04.02.2015 | 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 03.28.2015 | 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 03.21.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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.