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AT&T and Verizon's Wireline and Wireless Cross-Subsidies Harm Competition and Every Communications Service You Use

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Let me explain why all of your communications rates keep going up or why there are 'data caps' imposed, and why many customers have overcharges on wireless.

Did Verizon NY Charge You for a Fiber Optic Service You May Never Get?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

In 2006, the NY Public Service Commission granted Verizon NY multiple rate increases (84%) on residential phone service for "massive deployment of fiber optics" and "losses."

Verizon's 'Local Service' and Wired Networks Are Profitable Once the Slush Fund of Corporate Expenses Is Removed

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T and Verizon have continuously said that it is 'uneconomical' to upgrade most areas and that the solution is to force customers onto their wireless services. But, it has all been a financial shell game.

Verizon NJ and State Cut Stealth Agreement to Raise Phone Rates

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

erizon and the NJ Board of Public Utilities (BPU) cut a stealth agreement to raise rates on top of previous rate increases of 440 percent. Moreover, the State undercounted the additional charges and fees over the last two decades.

You Have Been Charged Thousands for a Fiber-Optic, Broadband Utility That You Never Got -- Over the Last 20-Plus Years

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

By 2010 or there abouts, America was supposed to have been a fully-fiberized nation with fiber optic-based broadband utilities -- really.

Investigate Time Warner and Comcast's "Social Contract" on America

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.11.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Besides the fact that you can never, ever get the advertised price, or that the bill now includes a collection of made up fees and pass-through taxes, there are also a host of related issues that surround the sale and promotion of these services.

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...

Ryan Grim

Feinstein Seeks To Block Insurance Rate Increases Across The Nation | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Friday that she plans to introduce legislation that would bar insurance companies from enacting health insurance...