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Verizon Questions Our Accuracy: We Challenge Verizon to a Debate

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Here is a letter from Verizon to the Huffington Post editors, followed by my reply: Ed McFadden, Verizon Communications: I run media affairs for V...

How Verizon's Affiliates Took over this Broadband, Internet and Phone Bill.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Part VI,b in the series based on the new report "It's All Interconnected". Go to questions, Part VI,a See the Verizon Bill Full Size Here are the...

Did Verizon Short Change "Upstate" New York and are POTS Customers and Low Income Families Paying for Fiber Optic Services They Will Never Get?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Part III of a new series based on the new report: "It's all Interconnected." While America ponders the impacts that might happen if the Net Neutralit...

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

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.25.2014 | 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".

Show Me the Money: Verizon Opportunity New Jersey Fiber Optic Overcharging: Over $15 Billion and Counting

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Imagine if your business profits doubled or tripled in one year without you doing anything extra, and it stayed that way for years.

100% of Verizon New Jersey Customers Should Have a Fiber Optic, 45 Mbps Bi-Directional Service: You Paid for It - And It's the Law.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

(Second in the series.) Here's the scorecard: Every Verizon New Jersey business and residential customer, school and library, is entitled to an up...

Will New Jersey Be the First 'Fully Fibered' State?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

First in a Series Part 1: The Promise As of this writing, Oct. 25, 2013, the law in New Jersey requires Verizon to be able to supply every residenti...

Is Verizon Wireless 'Profit Pumping,' Dumping Expenses Into the Wireline Networks? Time to Investigate

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

New Report Leads to a Call for an Investigation of Verizon New York and Verizon's affiliates including Verizon Wireless and "Verizon Services." On Se...

Fire Island Is Getting Lit With Fiber Optics -- But What About the Rest of Verizon, Much Less the Voice Link Wireless Issues or the $130 Billion Vodaphone Deal?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

OK, so a group of small beach communities on an island finally got some adequate phone service; what about the 27 million households in Verizon's territories not to mention the tens of millions of business?

Man Who Tried To Steal Copper Wire Electrocuted

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.12.2013 | Crime

An Oregon man who police believe tried to steal copper wire from an abandoned plywood mill was electrocuted after touching a 480-volt, 3 phase electri...

'Wireless-Only' Statistics Are More Pixy Dust Than Facts; The 'Landline' Accounting Has Been Rigged

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

After a hard day at work, you get home, take off your shoes, maybe even have a cold beer, sit on the couch, and pull out your two-inch by three-inch cell phone to watch a night of Netflix, right?

Fire Island Erupts Over Verizon's Wireless Voice Link: New York AG Claims Verizon Violated Agreement

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 09.02.2013 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

The future of telecommunications in the U.S. is being played out on the sandy beaches of Fire Island, NY. Customers are "extremely disappointed" about Verizon's plan to stop fixing their phone lines and giving them an inferior wireless replacement, Voice Link.

Verizon's Wireless 'Voice Link' as a Replacement of the Wires? The Downgrading and Disconnecting of America's Communications Networks

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Voice Link is like a cell phone from a decade ago -- before there was 'data'. Voice Link is a box put into the home with an antenna, but it can not do almost any data application that is part of the traditional utility-based phone network.

AT&T U-verse Is a Copper-Based PSTN Service: Lawmakers and the Media Were Duped.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

I just made a rather disturbing finding. AT&T's U-verse service -- its broadband, internet and TV service -- is a copper-to-the-home service. More importantly, it is a fiber-to-the-press-release.

An Eco-Friendly Way To Salvage Copper Wire

Posted 07.16.2012 | Green

From Earth911's Christina Caldwell: When European countries are done using their computers, cell phones and other technology, a large chunk of it w...

Suspected Thief Electrocutes Self, Causes Power Outage

AP | Posted 04.17.2012 | Crime

FONTANA, Calif. -- A suspected Southern California copper thief has been electrocuted after climbing a power pole and using bolt cutters on a live wir...

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed . . . And Something Stolen From A Utility Pole

Posted 11.27.2011 | Weird News

If gold is for a 50th wedding anniversary and silver is for a 25th, then copper is for the wedding day itself. At least that's the case for a brid...

Watch: Copper Thieves Leave Florida Highway In The Dark

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 10.31.2011 | Crime

One Florida highway needs the light of the law shone onto it - after thieves have rendered the street lights inoperable by stealing the copper wiring ...