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Verizon's Boston FiOS Fiber to the Home Plan Needs Investigating--Now.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.02.2017 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The more we dig, the more we realize that it is time for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Boston to start immediate investigations. ...

Verizon's Boston FiOS Fiber-Wireless Bait-N-Switch

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.09.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

America's East Coast Is Telecom Toast in 2017. Lowell McAdam, Verizon's CEO, spoke at a UBS investor conference, December 6th, 2016; (Transcript from...

The Hartman Memorandum: FCC Rules Created Massive Cross Subsidies for Business Data Services.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.04.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

NOTE: The Hartman Memorandum and History are written by telecommunications experts for regulators and specifically submitted to the FCC to start to st...

Overcharged for Wireless Service? Let Me Count the Ways.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

It looks like billions of dollars in wireless data charges are being added to customers' wireless bills, some causing "overages"; i.e.; when a custome...

Did Zuckerberg Just Announce The Metaverse At OC3?

Jesse Damiani | Posted 10.10.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

There were a variety of announcements throughout the keynote, by Zuckerberg and other Oculus executives, but the takeaway was simple: Oculus intends to build the Metaverse.

CWA Backs Telco Play to Keep Special Access Rates Inflated.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

I received an email from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) asking me to sign a petition to stop the FCC proposed plans pertaining to "specia...

FCC's Business Data Services Actions Could Harm Your Investment and Community

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.11.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

(Here are some cool looking equations submitted to the FCC by CenturyLink. It's a shame they are not useful.) Summary (Most of this article was or...

Verizon, Fiber, Boston, Wireless: History Repeats Itself, Yet Again.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.09.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The Boston Herald, February 8, 1995 "Verizon plans to offer cable television to customers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts - starting with Somervil...

Verizon's Boston Faux-FiOS, "One Fiber" Strategy Exposed

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.31.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Lowell McAdam, Verizon Communications' Chairman and CEO, second quarter, 2016 earnings call, July, 26th, 2016: "You saw the first fruits of this stra...

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 ...

6 Ways Federal Investments Helped Usher In Our Wireless World

Aaron Dubrow | Posted 07.22.2016 | Technology
Aaron Dubrow

Over the last century and a half, wireless communication has continued to evolve, enabling mobile phones, widespread sensors, global positioning systems and the development of a digitally-connected world.

Was Hillary Clinton's Email Hacked? The Case

Peter Van Buren | Posted 07.14.2016 | Technology
Peter Van Buren

If you were Vladimir Putin, or President Xi of China, what would you do if you had the entire archive of Hillary Clinton's emails, classified and unclassified, "deleted" and not, in your hands? What value to you would that be in your next round of negotiations with the president of the United States?

AT&T's IP Transition Trials Lost 32% of "Legacy" Customers, yet the Overhyped Con Continues.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.10.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T has been conducting 'IP Transition Trials' in Carbon Hill, Alabama and West Delray Beach, Florida, since May 2014. The goal was supposed to be th...

New Verizon 2015 Financial Report: Massive 'Special Access' and 'Local Service' Cross-Subsidies

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

This is an except from the recently released Verizon New York 2015 Financial Annual Report, which was filed with the NY Public Service Commission (NYP...

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,...

Review: Enclave Audio CineHome HD Wireless 5.1 Home Theater System

Jonathan Handel | Posted 06.16.2016 | Technology
Jonathan Handel

If you're looking for a wireless home theater system at an approachable price, Enclave Audio delivers the goods. Though it's not cheap, the CineHome H...

AT&T's 1000 Foot Violation of AT&T-DirecTV Merger Conditions?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T Press Release, December 7th, 2015 "Over 1 million Locations Passed Today, AT&T More Than Doubling Footprint by End of 2016" "Recently we marked...

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.

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.

Cameroon's Talking Drums: Ancient Precursors of the Internet and Social Media

Henri Fouda | Posted 05.24.2016 | Black Voices
Henri Fouda

Whatever the future of this unique form of communication, the fact is that hundreds of years before the discovery of the telegraph, telephone, radio or internet, a group of so-called savages "discovered" by Europeans had already laid down the principles that modern networks rely on in a simple but very effective way.

Verizon's $300 Million Shell Game in Boston and Cross-Subsidizing Wireless

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.24.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon told Boston that they were going to be spending about $300 million over 6 years to upgrade the city to FiOS -- a fiber-to-the-home service. But according to Verizon's Francis Shammo, the money really isn't being 'spent'.

Only Those in Washington Can Stir Controversy Over Free Data

John Burnett | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
John Burnett

Black and Hispanic communities languishing on the margins of economic and political power have long had to confront problems that other groups don't h...

Corporate Greed vs Critical Infrastructure: Greed Won. America Lost.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.13.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon, AT&T and CenturyLink control and have a monopoly over the state-based utility wires. State by state they had an obligation to not only maintain but to upgrade the states' critical infrastructure. They failed.

Verizon Has Been on the FCC Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) for 16 Years. What the...?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

An ugly pattern has emerged: Phone, cable, broadband, ISP, and wireless companies, their industry associations, not to mention compromised consumer as well as astroturf groups have been on the FCC Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) over the last decade+.

FCC's Broadband 'Nutrition Labels': You Will Eat More Fat, Sugar and Salt

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

While the FCC has attempted to clean up the broadband bills -- and this is being touted as similar to a nutritional label for food -- at the end of the day it supplies nothing to fix the mess of the current billing, the deceptive practices, the addition of made up fees and additional expenses.