During the closing of this article, the Consumer Federation of America released a report claiming that abusive special access pricing has cost customers and consumers over $150 billion in overcharging and economic harms since 2010.
Last month the White House announced the ConnectAll initiative, a laudable plan to bring 20 million more Americans online over the next four years. "I...
I am an annoyed Time Warner Cable customer whose current Triple Play service, that had an $89.99 advertised priced, is now costing me $211.27. That is a 135% increase over the advertised price in just a few years, and it continues to climb. And somehow making this company larger through a merger with Charter helps because...?
How many actual copper lines, much less fiber optic access lines are in service in America today? AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink claim that they are 'losing copper lines' and use this to drive public policy decisions to 'shut off the copper', raise rates or not maintain the copper networks.
For many, it is hard to imagine life without the Internet, no access to online news sources, no contact on social media, no health information at the ...
Imagine you are in a kangaroo court and the judge and those across the aisle are in bed with each other and have decided -- you are guilty first, even...
Simply by using the Internet, you have no choice but to share large amounts of personal information with your broadband provider. You have a right to know what information is being collected. It's your data. How it's used and shared should be your choice.
Republican Presidential contenders Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are at war over what they charge to be false political ads against each other. It's one battle in this bizarre and contentious campaign year which could actually benefit us all.
The FCC and the phone companies, AT&T and Verizon, have been manipulating the accounting of access lines and it is being used to create harmful public policies.
A founding principle of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is protecting the public interest in communications - in television, radio, intern...
We showed last year that organized people can still beat organized money. We showed that creative campaigns can counteract corporate cash. We showed that we should never settle for Washington's narrow definition of what's possible.
On February 18, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to formally propose allowing third-party manufacturers to make and sell set-top boxes.
This week, the NY State Public Service Commission (NYPSC) is holding a technical conference with the purpose of discussing their 2015 report "Staff Assessment of Telecommunications Services", and to address the mostly ignored Connect NY Coalition Petition, which was filed in July 2014 and called for a series of investigations.
While this is about Verizon and New York, this is playing out across America, and every state is going through similar, if not almost identical 'assessments'-- but the subplot appears to be to use it to allow the incumbent, in this case Verizon NY, to get rid of basic regulations and obligations.
The Oscars' failure to recognize Black and Latino talent proves, once again, a troubling fact we know all too well: People of color face persistent challenges in convincing industry gatekeepers to produce, distribute and recognize their work.
AT&T and Verizon, with the help of the FCC, have 'run out the clock', blocking me from examining the newly collected data from companies that purchase 'special access' services from AT&T and Verizon.