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

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.11.2014 | 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.

The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal and Free the Net

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

By the end of 2014, America will have been charged about $400 billion by the local phone incumbents, Verizon, AT&T and CenturyLink, for a fiber optic future that never showed up.

This Is The United States Of Comcast, Depressing Map Shows

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.05.2014 | Technology

Forget the United States of America: This is the United States of Comcast. Comcast's $45 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable is going to give it ...

'Special Excess': The Secret Broadband, Internet, Cable, Wireless and Phone Networks

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Forget about the NSA and the phone networks. There's another secret network you should know about. I call it "special excess," though it's known in the telecom industry as "special access." You won't hear about these secret wires.

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." ...

The Rise and Rise of the American Outlaws

Steve Clare | Posted 11.03.2013 | Sports
Steve Clare

How will the world cope with seeing a massive organized display of support for the USA where football is, according to an uninformed world, still 'a minority sport'?

The Day the Nats Came to My Town Matches Great World Cup Memories

Steve Clare | Posted 08.25.2013 | Sports
Steve Clare

I just saw no reason for that cringe factor from purists whatsoever. There was also no jingoism. The Panama fans mixed comfortably among the crowd. Isn't it nice to see a collection of patriotically dressed people who are actually pleasant to foreigners?

ALEC & Your Communications: Part 1: How AT&T, ALEC and the Other Communications Companies Created Model State Legislation to Harm You

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.17.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The incumbent phone companies were supposed to compete with each other for wireline/broadband services as each merger to make these companies larger was based on commitments to compete out of region. Now it's all one, big, happy family.

Regulatory Capture of the FCC -- Time to Clean House

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T, with the help of Verizon and the cable companies have 'captured' the FCC -- and have been able to get the federal agency to create and shape a working group designed specifically to remove all regulations and obligations.

The New 'Digital Dead Zones' and Removing Your Rights to Communicate: Deny the AT&T FCC Petition Now

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.27.2013 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T, Verizon and Centurylink, who are corporate sponsors of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), have declared war on the American public.

AT&T Among Internet Providers Not Delivering The Speeds They Advertise: FCC

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.15.2013 | Technology

Some Internet providers, notably AT&T, are still not delivering the speeds they advertise to consumers, according to a new report by the Federal Commu...

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.

Sign Of The Times (UPDATE)

Posted 10.09.2011 | Denver

Denver -- bright lights, big city? For a capitol that seeks to push an upscale cow-town image, Denver's skyline has an impressive collection of archi...

Sign Of The Times -- And The Times Are Changing

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.06.2011 | Denver

Denver -- bright lights, big city? For a capitol that seeks to push an upscale cow-town image, Denver's skyline has more impressive architecture than...

Community Broadband Beats Cable, DSL Companies in Speed, Price

Christopher Mitchell | Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology
Christopher Mitchell

With the vast majority of Americans greatly overpaying for slow and unreliable broadband compared to connections in Europe and Asia, hundreds of communities have started building their own networks. And the industry is fighting back.

CenturyLink Completes $12.2B Acquisition Of Qwest

AP | By PETER SVENSSON | Posted 06.01.2011 | Denver

NEW YORK -- CenturyLink says it has completed its purchase of Qwest, combining the country's third- and fourth-largest traditional phone companies int...

FCC Approves Qwest Sale

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

NEW YORK — Federal regulators on Friday approved CenturyLink Inc.'s acquisition of Qwest Communications International Inc., on the condition tha...

Qwest Shareholders Reach Settlement In Suit Over Merger

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A federal judge in Denver has approved a settlement of a class-action lawsuit by shareholders who challenged the proposed merger of Cen...

Qwest Gives Top Execs Millions In Tax Breaks

The Denver Post | Andy Vuong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Four days before Christmas, Qwest gift-wrapped millions of dollars in tax breaks for top executives in a move that included a special waiver from the ...

Qwest Sale Approved By

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

MONROE, La. — Shareholders have approved the $10 billion takeover of Qwest Communications International Inc. by CenturyLink Inc., the companies ...