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Shark Bites Prompt Google To Protect Underwater Bytes

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green

With Shark Week wrapping up, we’ve all likely gotten our fill of sharks sinking their teeth into all sorts things, from people to baby seals to the ...

Verizon's FiOS Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) Networks are Already Title II in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, New Jersey, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New York...

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

While Verizon has continuously told anyone who will listen that using the Title II classification for its broadband networks would harm innovation and investment, Verizon appears to have failed to disclose a basic fact to regulators and the courts.

Smarty Pants: Sensor-Laden Fabrics Shape Future Apparel

Melissa Thompson | Posted 09.06.2014 | Technology
Melissa Thompson

While smart textiles for the consumer are still nascent, the decreasing cost and size of sensors, along with the DIY proliferation, will undoubtedly yield more utility from our everyday garb.

How Verizon and AT&T Control Communications by Manipulating 'Special Access' -- Is Special Access Really $60 Billion in the US?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Sweetheart Deals: The Wireless Company Collusive Ties with the Special Access Wires. Part IX in the series based on the new report "It's All Intercon...

AT&T Can 'Say Anything': AT&T IP Transition Trials and the Direct TV Merger Documents Contradict Previous Broadband Commitments.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T has asked the FCC to let it start a 'transition' of its networks, moving to all 'Internet-based' (IP) services, with 'trials' to start in Alabama...

Verizon NY Charged 'Basic Rate' Phone Customers Multiple Rate Increases for the Deployment of the FiOS, Title II, FTTP Broadband Networks

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon NY lost $11 billion over the last five years and paid no income taxes. Isn't FIOS profitable? Part II of a new series based on the new repor...

Net Neutrality Solved: Verizon's FiOS Rides Over a Title II, Common Carriage, FTTP (Fiber-to-the-Premises) Telecommunications Network

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

MSNBC writes that a possible solution to Net Neutrality -- commonly known as an 'open Internet' is to reclassify broadband as a "Title II" service, which was changed by the FCC to an 'information' service, commonly known as 'Title I".

Did Verizon NJ Rig the 'Stipulation Agreement' Comments to Erase Their Broadband Obligations?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.10.2014 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

It seems Verizon not only has most of their comments written by Verizon employees, many of whom don't identify themselves, but worse, almost every group backing Verizon has received funding or Verizon is on their board and supplies some financial help.

Show Me the Money: Verizon Opportunity New Jersey Fiber Optic Overcharging: Over $15 Billion and Counting

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Imagine if your business profits doubled or tripled in one year without you doing anything extra, and it stayed that way for years.

Calling All Lawyers: Did Verizon New Jersey Commit Fiber Optic Fraud?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.16.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Fact: By 2010, 100% of the state-based Public Switched Telephone Network, controlled by Verizon New Jersey should have been upgraded with a fiber opti...

Governor Christie's New Scandal: Verizon's Fiber-Optic-"Digital Bridge" Gate.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.07.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

It is now clear that while Governor Christie is embroiled in 'bridgegate', which is about clogging and blocking of traffic movement over a bridge, another scandal is brewing.

Welcome to the New York City Hunger Games for Broadband

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.15.2014 | New York
Bruce Kushnick

Are you a small business that wants high speed broadband in New York City? You're in luck! There's a competition available to get you just what you need.

100% of Verizon New Jersey Customers Should Have a Fiber Optic, 45 Mbps Bi-Directional Service: You Paid for It - And It's the Law.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

(Second in the series.) Here's the scorecard: Every Verizon New Jersey business and residential customer, school and library, is entitled to an up...

Comcast Aims to Buy Seattle Mayor, Intimidate Others

Christopher Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Christopher Mitchell

Why is Comcast so interested in defeating Seattle's mayor? Like a playground bully, it comes down to both payback and a warning to others. Comcast is serving warning to other big city mayors: try to create competition and we'll take you down.

Will New Jersey Be the First 'Fully Fibered' State?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

First in a Series Part 1: The Promise As of this writing, Oct. 25, 2013, the law in New Jersey requires Verizon to be able to supply every residenti...

Is Verizon Wireless 'Profit Pumping,' Dumping Expenses Into the Wireline Networks? Time to Investigate

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

New Report Leads to a Call for an Investigation of Verizon New York and Verizon's affiliates including Verizon Wireless and "Verizon Services." On Se...

Fire Island Is Getting Lit With Fiber Optics -- But What About the Rest of Verizon, Much Less the Voice Link Wireless Issues or the $130 Billion Vodaphone Deal?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

OK, so a group of small beach communities on an island finally got some adequate phone service; what about the 27 million households in Verizon's territories not to mention the tens of millions of business?

'Wireless-Only' Statistics Are More Pixy Dust Than Facts; The 'Landline' Accounting Has Been Rigged

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

After a hard day at work, you get home, take off your shoes, maybe even have a cold beer, sit on the couch, and pull out your two-inch by three-inch cell phone to watch a night of Netflix, right?

Corning's James R. Houghton on Innovation in America

Heidi Legg | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business
Heidi Legg

Out of struggle comes innovation and as I ran past the hallowed halls of Harvard, I thought about the college grads and neighbors who are looking for work. America's young, especially, are struggling.

AT&T U-verse Is a Copper-Based PSTN Service: Lawmakers and the Media Were Duped.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

I just made a rather disturbing finding. AT&T's U-verse service -- its broadband, internet and TV service -- is a copper-to-the-home service. More importantly, it is a fiber-to-the-press-release.

CO-Based Level 3 Makes $2 Billion Acquisition

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 06.11.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — Level 3 Communications Inc. said Monday that it is buying Global Crossing Ltd. for $2 billion, joining two major long-distance tele...