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.
We believe the future of communications in America is going to get worse, not better, unless we take some immediate actions.
By working with Republican majority to enact a net-neutrality law now, Democrats have an opportunity to set rules for a fair, open and competitive Internet well into the future.
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Verizon has decided that I should not see the information recently collected by the FCC about special access services. In fact, Verizon has added us ...
Charter has emerged as a likely acquirer of Time Warner Communications ("TWC") after Comcast's failed bid earlier this year. I believed that the Comcast deal was workable from a competition standpoint, which makes the Charter deal even more so.
Comcast incurs almost no additional cost in terms of how much data you use. Once that "pipe" is built, it's cheap to operate. In essence, Comcast is imposing these arbitrary limits and penalties on customers simply because it can.
What is the best hope for equality in America? If there's a North Star, it is technology and especially wireless - the first of any kind of technology in which African Americans and Latinos are the leaders in adoption and informed use.
The framers of the Constitution couldn't have foreseen a time in which technology allowed more than 2.7 billion people to communicate worldwide via interconnected digital platforms. This exponential growth of speech is without precedent -- and it requires us to be clear on who the real speakers are.
The FCC is finally making available a database of collected information about special access lines and services, which, according to the FCC, has hit $40 billion in revenues.
"In my sixteen years as a regulator," said FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, "this is the clearest, most egregious case of market failure I have seen." On Thursday the FCC voted to put it right. The decision vindicates a decades-long campaign to limit the rates that families pay to talk to loved ones in prison.
Prison phone calls serve as an indispensable tool for children and countless family members to remain connected with their incarcerated loved ones. However, the high cost of these calls serves as an active barrier to remaining in contact.
It isn't every day that AT&T mentions my name in an official 'objection' that requests that I be prohibited from seeing the 'special access' data recently compiled by the FCC.
Unfortunately, it isn't only the inmates who suffer from these exorbitantly high phone rates. In the vast majority of cases, the charges get passed down to inmates' families, who are already struggling under the financial and emotional burden of having a loved one in prison.
The opportunity and ability to turn one's life around is a fundamental principle of justice and of the American Dream. Unfortunately, it seems this principle of American values has gone missing from our broken justice system. Fixing the way inmates interact with the outside world is an important step in restoring it.
Question: Do people really want the "IP Transition" as told by AT&T? Short Answer: No one cares. Answer: AT&T chose two locations, Carbon Hill, Al...