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Don't Believe Those Against Net Neutrality, Title II and Privacy--Funded by the Phone, Cable and Wireless Associations: USTA, NCTA, & the CTIA

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.06.2017 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Let's just start - Every time any person, organization, think tank, academic or non-profit speaks out against Title II, Net Neutrality or privacy - an...

FCC Transition Leader Jeff Eisenach Works for Verizon, Not the Public.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.29.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The FCC's long standing mission statement: To encourage competition in all communications markets and to protect the public interest. The Communicat...

How the FCC & Trump's Transition Team Leader, Jeff Eisenach, Helped to Kill Competition in America.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.28.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Some history you probably don't know: In 1996, a Republican-controlled Congress passed the Telecommunication Act of 1996, opening the incumbent state...

Jeffrey Eisenach should be Purged from the FCC Transition Team as a Phone Company Lobbyist.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.16.2016 | Politics
Bruce Kushnick

Over the weekend, I came across this massive 'dossier' on Jeffrey Eisenach, who is currently leading the FCC's transition efforts. It is 137 pages and...

What to Expect from the New Trump FCC - A More Polluted Digital Swamp.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.14.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Simply put, this the plan. Net Neutrality - is dead. Regulations and consumer protections - dead. Title II? - Erased. Zero Rating - dead. Mergers -...

We Need to Break Up AT&T. We Don't Need More Mergers. We Just Need Investigations--Now.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.11.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Why would America ever want AT&T to get larger when it failed to properly upgrade and maintain critical telecommunications infrastructure of the utility networks in 21 states, which covers at least half of the U.S. population?

The Hartman Memorandum: FCC Rules Created Massive Cross Subsidies for Business Data Services.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.04.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

NOTE: The Hartman Memorandum and History are written by telecommunications experts for regulators and specifically submitted to the FCC to start to st...

Overcharged for Wireless Service? Let Me Count the Ways.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

It looks like billions of dollars in wireless data charges are being added to customers' wireless bills, some causing "overages"; i.e.; when a custome...

Fiber to the Home is Dead. The Plan: Shut Off the Wires and Replace it with Wireless Vaporware.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.03.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The Promise: The Boston Globe wrote in April, 2016 that Boston is supposed to have FiOS, a fiber to the home service, deployed to 100% of the city wit...

Verizon's Wireline Networks Diverted Billions for Wireless Deployments Instead of Wiring Municipalities, and Charged Phone Customers for It.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.15.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

NEW: READ THE SPECIAL REPORT & DATA REPORT Abandoned Verizon Central Office in Kingston NY, (Photo Google Maps) First, the news: On September 13th...

The BT carrot and stick and the challenge of building the future of digital telecoms for the UK

Professor Mark Skilton | Posted 07.29.2016 | Technology
Professor Mark Skilton

The next generation of broadband, the new 5G standard, smart systems, the Internet of Things and Machine to machine connectivity is vital for the "nex...

Cross-Border Data Flows, Digital Innovation, and Economic Growth

John Garrity | Posted 07.26.2016 | Technology
John Garrity

Cross-border data flows acutely impact the ability of firms to conduct business internationally. In a recent report, Business Roundtable identifies different areas of activity whereby firms may transmit data across national borders to support business operations.

Should Verizon be Allowed to Buy Yahoo When it Failed to Upgrade and Maintain America's East Coast?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The Wall Street Journal, July 24th, 2016, writes that Verizon is planning on buying Yahoo, the web portal and search engine. "Verizon Finalizes $4.8 ...

Broadband Connectivity Is A Social Determinant Of Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Without broadband connectivity to the last miles of America, neither the nation's health citizens (taxpayers, all) won't fully benefit from the promis...

6 Ways Federal Investments Helped Usher In Our Wireless World

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 07.22.2016 | Technology
Aaron Dubrow

Over the last century and a half, wireless communication has continued to evolve, enabling mobile phones, widespread sensors, global positioning systems and the development of a digitally-connected world.

Internet User Growth Over the Next Five Years

John Garrity | Posted 06.22.2016 | Technology
John Garrity

Every June Cisco releases its latest five-year rolling forecast on internet traffic growth, and this year is no different. Now in its eleventh year, t...

AT&T's 1000 Foot Violation of AT&T-DirecTV Merger Conditions?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T Press Release, December 7th, 2015 "Over 1 million Locations Passed Today, AT&T More Than Doubling Footprint by End of 2016" "Recently we marked...

Exploring the impact of 5G strategy and broadband provisions on the economy

Professor Mark Skilton | Posted 06.10.2016 | Technology
Professor Mark Skilton

I'm delighted to be speaking at an event in the House of Commons later in the year on the economic drivers of 5G, the new telecoms standard. There ...

The Wireline-Wireless Broadband and Internet Bait and Switch

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon's 2015 annual report states that the company is focused on a "digital-first mobile future," while AT&T's 2015 annual report proclaims that it is "Mobilizing your world." But there is a problem with this.

Mobile Broadband: A Game-Changer For Sustainable Development Goals

Madison J. Salters | Posted 05.24.2016 | Impact
Madison J. Salters

"Business recognizes we can make the world sustainable... and business can't sit back and wait for government to set the rules. Business must lead." ...

Expanding Internet connectivity for global development

John Garrity | Posted 05.24.2016 | Technology
John Garrity

Last week in Nairobi, over 700 people gathered to discuss how information and communications technologies (ICTs) are being utilized around the world t...

Corporate Greed vs Critical Infrastructure: Greed Won. America Lost.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon, AT&T and CenturyLink control and have a monopoly over the state-based utility wires. State by state they had an obligation to not only maintain but to upgrade the states' critical infrastructure. They failed.

Verizon Has Been on the FCC Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) for 16 Years. What the...?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

An ugly pattern has emerged: Phone, cable, broadband, ISP, and wireless companies, their industry associations, not to mention compromised consumer as well as astroturf groups have been on the FCC Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) over the last decade+.

FCC's Broadband 'Nutrition Labels': You Will Eat More Fat, Sugar and Salt

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

While the FCC has attempted to clean up the broadband bills -- and this is being touted as similar to a nutritional label for food -- at the end of the day it supplies nothing to fix the mess of the current billing, the deceptive practices, the addition of made up fees and additional expenses.

R."I.P." Rest in Peace, AT&T IP Transition Trials.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.01.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

It is time for the FCC to stop talking about the IP Transition and investigate how AT&T et al. have been using the IP Transition as a way to remove re...