Verizon New York's Annual Report for 2014 has just come out and it is a page turner. Let me start with some facts and then answer two questions -- How did Verizon New York lose billions in 2014? Isn't FiOS, Verizon's fiber optic service, profitable?
Net Neutrality itself doesn't solve America's communications problems and we hope that the FCC decides to actually investigate our claims that a) Verizon failed to disclose that the networks are already Title II.
In our Petition for Investigation of Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Comcast, we point out that TWC's High-Speed Internet service has a 97 percent profit margin and a number of people asked how that statistic was derived. Simple. Time Warner Cable provides the information, (with some caveats).
Broadband will serve as a launching pad for the next generation of America's diverse workforce and it starts with expanded access to high-speed mobile broadband in every classroom, community library and small business suite across the country.
A huge technological transformation is underway in the U.S. and around the globe: Consumers are abandoning older technologies in favor of high-speed Internet services that rely on modern, fiber-based or IP-enabled broadband networks.
Broadband-connected businesses report $300,000 more in revenues on average than those without. Children online are two times more likely to go to college than those not connected. As more connections are made, quality broadband becomes simply indispensable.
The Cantenna, with its overhyped "4G" service, is ostensibly "designed for use in rural and remote homes that can't get DSL or cable." Verizon has been rolling out Cantenna to rural areas so that they don't have to bother upgrading the wires.
The entertainment industry should no longer fear technological change. It should no longer cling to a precarious balance on the roof of an industrial structure constructed long ago. It's time to look on technology as an opportunity, and to conquer its fear of the unknown.
There is a group of people who are challenged by a fundamental problem: lack of access to the Internet in their homes, coupled with the inability to engage in our information economy since they lack basic digital literacy skills.