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Should Verizon be Allowed to Buy Yahoo When it Failed to Upgrade and Maintain America's East Coast?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The Wall Street Journal, July 24th, 2016, writes that Verizon is planning on buying Yahoo, the web portal and search engine. "Verizon Finalizes $4.8 ...

Big Lies About America's Telecommunications Lines

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.29.2017 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

How many actual copper lines, much less fiber optic access lines are in service in America today? AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink claim that they are 'losing copper lines' and use this to drive public policy decisions to 'shut off the copper', raise rates or not maintain the copper networks.

Technology Gone Haywire: Why I Despise Cell Phones

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 03.18.2015 | Fifty
Dean Dauphinais

I don't own a cell phone. And when I say that, I don't mean that I don't own a smartphone. I don't even own a "dumb" phone. The only phones I have ar...

AT&T's--REDACTED--to the FCC's Requests about--REDACTED--Fiber Optic Deployment--REDACTED.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T must be investigated for its previous failures to fulfill basic commitments in prior mergers, especially the AT&T-BellSouth merger and the FCC should audit the new proposed fiber optic plans, not just take AT&T's word for it.

Phone Booths Exist And The New York Times Is On It

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 07.07.2014 | Technology

This tongue-in-cheek tease for a story about an Arkansas town that decided to repair a broken phone booth appeared in Saturday's New York Times. The n...

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.

Please, Sir, May I Have Another?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Bruce Kushnick

For the last 20 years, the nation's major telecom companies have been playing the public and regulatory officials for fools. Now they're claiming they shouldn't be obliged to provide affordable landline service to everyone anymore, as they take the money and run to wireless.

Why One State's Elderly Could Lose Their Phone Service

Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

Some elderly Ohio residents may lose their only access to phone service if a bill pending in the state's legislature passes. The bill would allow ...

21 Reasons to Take a Break From Your Cell Phone

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 04.01.2012 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

With no disrespect to Steve Jobs, we all need a break from our electronic toys from time to time. If you feel the need to take a break from your cell phone, read on for a list of good reasons to do so.

WATCH: The Newest '16 And Pregnant' Spin-Off

Posted 09.30.2011 | Comedy

Reality shows "16 And Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" have shown the trials and tribulations associated with having a child before you're ready, but they've ...

WATCH: Obama's 2012 Campaign Way Less Optimistic

Posted 09.27.2011 | Comedy

If the message of Obama's 2008 campaign was change, then the 2012 one will be more like not change. Sketch group Landline teamed up with The Final ...

WATCH: Beer Is Best Served F#@%ing Cold

Posted 09.25.2011 | Comedy

The extreme summer heat got you down? Well, good news. Now you can cool off forever with the coldest beer ever made: Summer Ice. But be careful; you c...

WATCH: How To Make Your Baby Go Viral

Posted 08.27.2011 | Comedy

Sure, making a successful viral video seems easy. You just turn on your camera or phone and grab some footage of something adorable, amazing, weird, c...

WATCH: Don't Let The Door Hit You On Your Smurf

Posted 08.09.2011 | Comedy

"Oh, my Smurf," indeed. Sketch group The Landline is back with a super short look at what would probably actually happen if the Smurfs really tri...

WATCH: Lady Gaga's Stylist Stealing From Children's Dreams

Posted 07.23.2011 | Comedy

Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" hits stores today, fresh off of her guest appearance on "SNL." So since we have Gaga on the brain anyway, it seems as good...

WATCH: One Man Is Living April Fools' Day Over & Over Again

Posted 06.01.2011 | Comedy

Landline TV is back with a brand new April Fools Day video inspired by "Groundhog Day," the 1993 film where Bill Murray is living the same day over an...

WATCH: Kids Get Christmas Story Hilariously Wrong

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

We can't get enough of Landline's "Kids Reenact" series, where they have cute little ones act out our favorite TV shows. Everything is funnier out of ...