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How to Fund an Open, Ubiquitous, Very Fast, Broadband Internet Utility

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.03.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

While it is great that Net Neutrality principles, which means that they can't screw with your Internet service, may be put into effect, it belies the more pervasive problems -- you may not be able to afford (or want to pay for) that service or get that service or have a choice about who offers you that service.

Verizon's Morse Code Press Release Telegraph's the Claims of Perjury

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.01.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

On February 26th, 2015, Verizon put out a press release claiming that the FCC's Net Neutrality decision was a "throwback that imposes 1930's rules on the Internet". And they put out an additional release in the language of a telegraph to reinforce this view point.

Verizon: Show Us the Money (The "Title II" Money Trail Exposed)

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon has told the FCC, the public, or anyone else who will listen, that imposing 'utility-style regulations', sometimes referred to as 'Title II", on broadband providers -- will harm investment.

Time Warner Cable's High-Speed Internet 97 Percent Profit Margin is a Big, Bright Red Flag; Critics Rebuked.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

In the previous article, I laid out excerpts of Time Warner Cable's SEC-filed 2013 Annual Report which detailed TWC's profit margin (revenues minus ex...

Did Verizon Commit Perjury in the Net Neutrality Proceeding About the Use of Title II?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.17.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

New Networks Institute has filed a Petition for Investigation with the FCC to examine Verizon's use of Title II and whether the company has committed perjury in the current Net Neutrality, Open Internet Proceeding, (Docket number 14-28).

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.

Update: Verizon's CFO Sticks His Foot in His Mouth Over Title II and Investment -- Where's the Investigations?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.13.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

On Dec. 9, 2014, Verizon's CFO Francis Shammo was speaking at the UBS 42nd Annual Global Media & Communications Conference for investors and made a comment -- even if the networks were to be reclassified as "Title II" in the Net Neutrality proceedings, it would not harm or influence investment.

The Title II Services to Be Provided Over Verizon's FTTP Network...

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.21.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

http://documents.dps.ny.gov/public/Common/ViewDoc.aspx?DocRefId={033F8E1A-64F5-4B13-A8E7-580EA453AADF} Verizon claims Title II is bad and will harm i...

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.

Verizon Questions Our Accuracy: We Challenge Verizon to a Debate

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Here is a letter from Verizon to the Huffington Post editors, followed by my reply: Ed McFadden, Verizon Communications: I run media affairs for V...

Deny the Merger: The Collusion of Verizon-Wired & Verizon Wireless with Comcast and Time Warner.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Open the Networks for Direct Competition: The AOL-Time Warner Merger was Never Enforced. UPDATE to Part IV in the series based on the new report "I...

Verizon's "Cut the Copper" Stealth Plan: Thousands Were Held Hostage with No Phone Service for Months

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon didn't tell the whole truth in their filing to 'shut off the copper'. Update of Part V of the series based on the report "It's All Interconn...

Verizon New York's Multiple Financial Books Reveal "Black Hole Revenues".

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

"Follow the Money" Trail of Verizon's Affiliates Exposes a Financial Shell Game. Part VII in the series based on the new report "It's All Interconnec...

How Verizon's Affiliates Took over this Broadband, Internet and Phone Bill.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Part VI,b in the series based on the new report "It's All Interconnected". Go to questions, Part VI,a See the Verizon Bill Full Size Here are the...

New Jersey's Consumer Advocate Takes the Verizon-NJ Board of Public Utilities' 'Stipulation Agreement' to Court

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

On May 27, 2014, the New Jersey Division of Rate Counsel filed with the Superior Court, Appellate Division, a Notice of Appeal to halt a stipulation agreement between the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and Verizon New Jersey (VNJ) to erase a 20+ year plan called Opportunity New Jersey.

Did Verizon Short Change "Upstate" New York and are POTS Customers and Low Income Families Paying for Fiber Optic Services They Will Never Get?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.01.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Part III of a new series based on the new report: "It's all Interconnected." While America ponders the impacts that might happen if the Net Neutralit...

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".

Want to Know What Verizon and AT&T Really Tell Their Investors?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Hint: It's not what they tell the regulators or the public. Verizon and AT&T's current state and federal plan, called the "IP transition," is nothing more than another way to game the system by telling the regulators what they want to hear.

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.

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." ...

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...

Are You in a Verizon or AT&T Shut Off Zone? Will You be One of the Disconnected?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

This is the best case as AT&T may never expand past their current footprint with U-Verse and this quote is about services that may be available 3 years from now -- in 2016.

Verizon's Wireless 'Voice Link' as a Replacement of the Wires? The Downgrading and Disconnecting of America's Communications Networks

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Voice Link is like a cell phone from a decade ago -- before there was 'data'. Voice Link is a box put into the home with an antenna, but it can not do almost any data application that is part of the traditional utility-based phone network.

NAB Show 2013's Top Products and Predictions the Future of Internet Content Creator

Ivo Lukas | Posted 06.17.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

This week, I've been attending The National Association of Broadcasters (#NABShow 2013). There are over 92,000 in attendance and over 155 countries represented at this Las Vegas convention.