Verizon's 2015 annual report states that the company is focused on a "digital-first mobile future," while AT&T's 2015 annual report proclaims that it is "Mobilizing your world." But there is a problem with this.
AT&T and others claim that the 'IP Transition' is to move America to advanced technology, Internet-Protocol-based services, and AT&T filed with the FCC to do two trials; one in Delray Beach, Florida and the second in Carbon Hill, Alabama.
As a telecom analyst for over 30+ years, I've been tracking the trend lines of communications services. And from the customer perspective -- your perspective -- 2015 will be like watching a train wreck in slow motion -- and continue over the next few years.
With ConnectED, the President has said that only high-speed broadband can bring our students fully into the digital age. It's a great start, but the rest of the country needs to move forward aggressively as well.
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.
Nobody should be left behind; nobody should lose voice service; and every American, including people of color, should experience the opportunities that are possible in the all-IP world we are entering now.