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More Exposed: Verizon's FiOS-Wireless Bait & Switch in Boston

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

There is a strong stench coming up from the cobblestones in Boston. And the more we dig, the worse it gets. (Start with first article.) On March, 31,...

The Wireline-Wireless Broadband and Internet Bait and Switch

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

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.

Are the Salaries of Verizon's Executives Being Charged to Low Income Families?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.01.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

While I personally don't care how much someone makes a year or their net worth, in this case, I care when the salaries and other compensation somehow end up being paid for by local phone customers in an expense item called "Corporate Operations.'

Verizon CWA and IBEW Union Members Go on Strike: America's Communications Future Is at Stake.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Whether you do or do not care about unions or their members, this is more about a plan by Verizon to eliminate expenses and the networks that they don't want to maintain or even upgrade, even though you paid for that to happen multiple times.

PRIMER: 'Special Access' Wires and 'Switched Access' Wires are the Same Wires.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.11.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

During the closing of this article, the Consumer Federation of America released a report claiming that abusive special access pricing has cost customers and consumers over $150 billion in overcharging and economic harms since 2010.

Corporate Punishment

Lena Parks | Posted 03.25.2016 | HuffPost Home
Lena Parks

I did it. I quit my job. Not because I don't want to work, or that I won the power ball. The truth is, I hated everything about the company I worked ...

AT&T & Verizon, With the FCC, Blocked My Access to Critical Broadband Data

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.18.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T and Verizon, with the help of the FCC, have 'run out the clock', blocking me from examining the newly collected data from companies that purchase 'special access' services from AT&T and Verizon.

Verizon Wireless's 5G Deployment is a 1 Gig Fairy Tale.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Did you know that 100 Mbps was the original speed touted by Verizon for 4G LTE, starting around 2009? Yet, by 2015, America's average for 4G LTE speed...

12 Internet of Things Startups to Better Your World Compete for Verizon $1 Million Prize Money

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 09.29.2015 | Technology
Karin Kloosterman

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is America's #1 mobile provider and the company just announced finalists for their international Powerful Answers Award which will ...

iPhone Shopping? Beware: Madness Ahead!

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.20.2015 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

If you're thinking of upgrading your aging iPhone -- I've just gone through all the pain and suffering, so you won't have to.

Deceptive Accounting Used by Verizon: Wired 'Access Lines' Have Been Dramatically Increasing, Not Decreasing

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon has been claiming over and over that the company has been losing access lines.

59 Twists and Turns to Verizon's Calculated Play to Go Wireless and Dismantle the State-Based Wired Utilities

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon has a very simple but very calculated plan -- go wireless (mobile) at the expense of the wired networks.

New York City Fiber Optic Smackdown: Verizon & the USTA vs the City of N.Y.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

The idea that only one class of wires -- regular, POTS, local phone voice calling access lines -- are now the foundation and criteria for 'shutting off the copper' or to be used as the principle policy driver, is ludicrous.

Is Verizon Planning on Becoming an All-Wireless-Only Company: Who Needs the Wires Anyway?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Of course almost everyone reading this has a cell phone. But, you may have been misled if you believe that the wires don't matter or that wireless services alone are the future.

Did Verizon NY, (With Help from NY State), Overcharge Phone Customers Over $752.00 for FiOS Services Most Will Never Get?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.15.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

In 2009, I came across a rate increase on Verizon New York's regular, residential local phone service which was granted by the NYPSC. It was based on Verizon's claims that they had undertaken a "massive deployment of fiber optics" and had major financial 'losses.'

Verizon and the NY State Public Service ('Captured') Commission

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

"Regulatory Capture" is when an industry takes over the regulatory agency that is supposed to be doing oversight of the companies' business practices and is supposed to be protecting the Public Interest.

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 Is 'Killing the Copper' and Is Now Denying It

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.11.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon's media department should really read their own CEO's statements before they open their mouths in the press. CEO Lowell McAdam and other senior management have said over and over that the company is "shutting off the copper" to force customers onto Verizon's inferior and expensive wireless services. Yet Verizon is denying that they have such a plan.

SUMMARY: Verizon PA's Broadband Scandal -- A Quadruple Bait-and-Switch

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.07.2016 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

100% of phone customers paid for networks most will never get.

(VIDEO) Tim Armstrong's Goal of "Open" AdTech Dominance: "Open is the New Black," Says Banker Terry Kawaja

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.21.2016 | Technology
Andy Plesser

In a  keynote address to some 500 leaders of the adtech industry gathered in New York by the investment bank boutique LUMA partners, AOL CEO Tim Arms...

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.

REPORT: Verizon Approached AOL For Possible Takeover

Bloomberg | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business

Verizon Communications Inc. has approached AOL Inc. (AOL) about a potential acquisition or joint venture with the Internet company to expand its mobil...

Verizon Shuts Down SugarString

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.03.2014 | Media

Verizon has reportedly shut down its controversial tech site SugarString. The site was Verizon's attempt at entering the burgeoning world of onlin...

Verizon Wireless Experiences Big Outage In New York City

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 10.17.2014 | Technology

Some Verizon customers in New York City were involuntarily taken off the grid on Friday night when the wireless giant experienced an outage in the Big...

Verizon's Redbox Instant Video Streaming To Shut Down

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Redbox Instant, a streaming video service operated by Verizon Communications Inc and Outerwall Inc's Redbox, will shut down nex...