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AT&T Slams AT&T. AT&T & Verizon File to Block Kushnick from the FCC's "Special Access" Data... Again.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

On October 15th, 2002 -- over 13 years ago -- AT&T filed a Petition with the FCC to investigate the "special access" services that are controlled by the "Bell" companies, now AT&T, Verizon and Centurylink.

Exposing One of the Largest Accounting Scandals in American History

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Why is America not in the Top 20 in the world in wired or wireless broadband speeds? Why are America's communications prices higher than many other countries? Why is there no serious competition -- and how do we fix this mess?

The FCC's 'Big Freeze': 15 Years of Neglect

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

This story exposes one of the largest financial accounting scandals in American history and impacts all wireline and wireless phone, broadband, Internet and even cable TV/video services.

Why's America Broadband Speeds Are Beyond Embarrassing

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.07.2015 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

We believe the future of communications in America is going to get worse, not better, unless we take some immediate actions.

MobTel: Some of America's Most Hated ISPs, Cable TV and Wireless Companies Have Their Associations Suing the FCC Over Net Neutrality

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

So, just on the surface, when the most hated companies in America all work together to sue the FCC, we should at least know something just ain't right, and that's putting it mildly.

I Do It For My Aunt Ethel

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

I started to reflect on how I ended up in the mess -- this personal journey about my love and obsession with, well, telecommunications (though you may call it broadband, Internet, cable, wireless, etc).

Telecom Sleaze: ALEC and Its Communication's Funders -- AT&T, Verizon, Centurylink, Comcast and Time Warner Cable

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

But it is ALEC that should cease operations and everyone reading this must ask -- why is the Department of Justice (DOJ) not investigating ALEC and its corporate communications members and funders -- AT&T, Verizon, Centurylink, Comcast & Time Warner Cable?

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.

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.

The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal and Free the Net

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

By the end of 2014, America will have been charged about $400 billion by the local phone incumbents, Verizon, AT&T and CenturyLink, for a fiber optic future that never showed up.

This Is The United States Of Comcast, Depressing Map Shows

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.05.2014 | Technology

Forget the United States of America: This is the United States of Comcast. Comcast's $45 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable is going to give it ...

'Special Excess': The Secret Broadband, Internet, Cable, Wireless and Phone Networks

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Forget about the NSA and the phone networks. There's another secret network you should know about. I call it "special excess," though it's known in the telecom industry as "special access." You won't hear about these secret wires.

2014: The End Game in Telecommunications: The Perfect, Man-Made Storm

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

"Since deregulation, landline costs skyrocket. The monthly cost of measured AT&T phone service (in California) has soared more than 260% since 2008." ...

The Rise and Rise of the American Outlaws

Steve Clare | Posted 11.03.2013 | Sports
Steve Clare

How will the world cope with seeing a massive organized display of support for the USA where football is, according to an uninformed world, still 'a minority sport'?

The Day the Nats Came to My Town Matches Great World Cup Memories

Steve Clare | Posted 08.25.2013 | Sports
Steve Clare

I just saw no reason for that cringe factor from purists whatsoever. There was also no jingoism. The Panama fans mixed comfortably among the crowd. Isn't it nice to see a collection of patriotically dressed people who are actually pleasant to foreigners?

ALEC & Your Communications: Part 1: How AT&T, ALEC and the Other Communications Companies Created Model State Legislation to Harm You

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The incumbent phone companies were supposed to compete with each other for wireline/broadband services as each merger to make these companies larger was based on commitments to compete out of region. Now it's all one, big, happy family.

Regulatory Capture of the FCC -- Time to Clean House

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T, with the help of Verizon and the cable companies have 'captured' the FCC -- and have been able to get the federal agency to create and shape a working group designed specifically to remove all regulations and obligations.

The New 'Digital Dead Zones' and Removing Your Rights to Communicate: Deny the AT&T FCC Petition Now

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.27.2013 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T, Verizon and Centurylink, who are corporate sponsors of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), have declared war on the American public.

AT&T Among Internet Providers Not Delivering The Speeds They Advertise: FCC

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.15.2013 | Technology

Some Internet providers, notably AT&T, are still not delivering the speeds they advertise to consumers, according to a new report by the Federal Commu...

Please, Sir, May I Have Another?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Bruce Kushnick

For the last 20 years, the nation's major telecom companies have been playing the public and regulatory officials for fools. Now they're claiming they shouldn't be obliged to provide affordable landline service to everyone anymore, as they take the money and run to wireless.

Sign Of The Times (UPDATE)

Posted 10.09.2011 | Denver

Denver -- bright lights, big city? For a capitol that seeks to push an upscale cow-town image, Denver's skyline has an impressive collection of archi...

Sign Of The Times -- And The Times Are Changing

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.06.2011 | Denver

Denver -- bright lights, big city? For a capitol that seeks to push an upscale cow-town image, Denver's skyline has more impressive architecture than...

Community Broadband Beats Cable, DSL Companies in Speed, Price

Christopher Mitchell | Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology
Christopher Mitchell

With the vast majority of Americans greatly overpaying for slow and unreliable broadband compared to connections in Europe and Asia, hundreds of communities have started building their own networks. And the industry is fighting back.

CenturyLink Completes $12.2B Acquisition Of Qwest

AP | By PETER SVENSSON | Posted 06.01.2011 | Denver

NEW YORK -- CenturyLink says it has completed its purchase of Qwest, combining the country's third- and fourth-largest traditional phone companies int...