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Verizon's FiOS Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) Networks are Already Title II in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, New Jersey, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New York...

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.19.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

While Verizon has continuously told anyone who will listen that using the Title II classification for its broadband networks would harm innovation and investment, Verizon appears to have failed to disclose a basic fact to regulators and the courts.

"Title Shopping" Exposed: Verizon's FiOS is Based on a Title II, FTTP Network. Shame They Never Told the Court, the FCC or the Public.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

After going through thousands of pages of Verizon's statements, filings at the FCC, and court documents, even listening to the oral arguments made by their lawyers, we can not find one place where Verizon told the regulators or the courts that Verizon's entire wireline FiOS deployment in every state is based on Title II.

Verizon New York's Multiple Financial Books Reveal "Black Hole Revenues".

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

"Follow the Money" Trail of Verizon's Affiliates Exposes a Financial Shell Game. Part VII in the series based on the new report "It's All Interconnec...

SCOTUS: Broadcasters Win

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 08.25.2014 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

In a major win for broadcasters, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that Aereo, a streaming service that provides access to programs at about the same time as they are broadcast, violates the Copyright Act of 1976. The decision is a huge blow for Aereo, which may go out of business.

This Is One Of Your House's Biggest Energy Hogs

Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.19.2014 | Technology

In the middle of the night, when most Americans are sound asleep, their lights and appliances off, a power hog is wide awake and running at nearly ful...

Questions Every Time Warner and Comcast Franchise Area Should Ask Before a Merger Is Considered

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.15.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The Social Contract was signed in 1995 to settle disagreements as the cable companies wanted to offer new services and wire the schools but wanted rate increases, above and beyond normal rate increases.

Cable Companies Are The Worst: Study Confirms

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.09.2014 | Technology

More than half of people would quit their cable company if there were actually a decent alternative, according to recent study. However, there could s...

Net Neutrality Solved: Verizon's FiOS Rides Over a Title II, Common Carriage, FTTP (Fiber-to-the-Premises) Telecommunications Network

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

MSNBC writes that a possible solution to Net Neutrality -- commonly known as an 'open Internet' is to reclassify broadband as a "Title II" service, which was changed by the FCC to an 'information' service, commonly known as 'Title I".

Your Ridiculously High Cable Bill Could Go Up Even More

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.20.2014 | Technology

The cost of TV has been rising at a breathless pace. And thanks to a couple of pending mega-mergers, it could get even worse. The price for basic c...

AT&T To Acquire DirecTV For $48.5 BILLION

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.19.2014 | Technology

By RYAN NAKASHIMA, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — AT&T Inc. on Sunday agreed to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV for $48.5 billion, or ...

Congress Feeling Pressure to Pull Plug on TV Set top Box Choices

Edward J. Black | Posted 07.11.2014 | Technology
Edward J. Black

If we let incumbent companies pressure lawmakers for policies that crush the business model of newcomers, it chips away at the climate of innovation and the resolve of everyone to fight such short-sighted plans.

Is It Time To Cut The Cord?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 05.07.2014 | TV

When you get that cable bill in the mail at the end of the month, does it make you cringe? You're not alone. It's no secret that cable is an expen...

Tips On Saving On Your Cable, Phone And Internet Bill, From Lauren Greutman (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to saving money on phone, cable and internet bills, frugal living expert Lauren Greutman had some great tips to share with us. Belie...

Liat Kornowski

Cable Or Netflix: Which Subscription Should You Hold On To For Dear Life?

HuffingtonPost.com | Liat Kornowski | Posted 04.14.2014 | TV

By now you must have heard of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, Stephen Colbert taking David Letterman's spot on "The Late Show," the phenomenal n...

Calling All Lawyers: Did Verizon New Jersey Commit Fiber Optic Fraud?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.16.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Fact: By 2010, 100% of the state-based Public Switched Telephone Network, controlled by Verizon New Jersey should have been upgraded with a fiber opti...

Timothy Stenovec

Comcast Deal May Be Bad News For Roku Owners

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology

One group that may lose out if the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal goes through may be Roku owners. Roku, the popular streaming device, is one of t...

Governor Christie's New Scandal: Verizon's Fiber-Optic-"Digital Bridge" Gate.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.07.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

It is now clear that while Governor Christie is embroiled in 'bridgegate', which is about clogging and blocking of traffic movement over a bridge, another scandal is brewing.

Netflix as Cable's Whipping Boy: Oligopoly and Oligarchy Power at Work

Kathy Gill | Posted 04.28.2014 | Technology
Kathy Gill

Comcast and Verizon have successfully positioned this battle of the bits as one between corporations. This framing implies that Netflix is "pushing" content and, thus, should have to bear its costs. But that's not what's happening.

FCC Can Free the Cities

John M. Eger | Posted 04.25.2014 | Technology
John M. Eger

Most cities, therefore, already subsidized in some small way by a cable franchise or largesse of the local telephone monopoly -- are afraid to act or simply unaware of the stakes. This new thinking on the part of the FCC could free the cities.

This Is What The Comcast-Time Warner Merger Does To Cable TV (It's Appalling)

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business

If you aren't already horrified by Comcast's recent $45 billion buyout of rival provider Time Warner Cable, you should be. As you can see from the...

The End of Personal Space

David Morris | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
David Morris

The natural tendency of the private sector, when unrestrained, is to strip us of our personal physical and psychic space. When it comes to air travel, private companies' profits depend on maximizing revenue per cubic inch of space inside a plane.

2014: The End Game in Telecommunications: The Perfect, Man-Made Storm

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

"Since deregulation, landline costs skyrocket. The monthly cost of measured AT&T phone service (in California) has soared more than 260% since 2008." ...

Historic Agreement to Slash Energy Use by Set-Top Boxes Will Save $1 Billion Annually

Noah Horowitz | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

The agreement caps a year of negotiations between the pay-TV industry and efficiency advocates and is great news because it will save three power plants' worth of electricity -- and 5 million metric tons of carbon pollution that contributes to climate change -- every year by 2017.

Cable Companies Forced To Unbundle Channels North Of The Border

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.14.2013 | Technology

The Canadian government will soon require cable and satellite television providers to make it easier for customers to buy only the channels they want ...

It's Not Just You, Cable Companies Really Are Getting Worse

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2013 | Technology

By Liana B. Baker Sept 3 (Reuters) - Cable and satellite customers beware. Prepare for more blackouts of major stations and keep a clo...