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Want to Know What Verizon and AT&T Really Tell Their Investors?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Hint: It's not what they tell the regulators or the public. Verizon and AT&T's current state and federal plan, called the "IP transition," is nothing more than another way to game the system by telling the regulators what they want to hear.

Welcome to the New York City Hunger Games for Broadband

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.15.2014 | New York
Bruce Kushnick

Are you a small business that wants high speed broadband in New York City? You're in luck! There's a competition available to get you just what you need.

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." ...

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...

Are You in a Verizon or AT&T Shut Off Zone? Will You be One of the Disconnected?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

This is the best case as AT&T may never expand past their current footprint with U-Verse and this quote is about services that may be available 3 years from now -- in 2016.

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.

NAB Show 2013's Top Products and Predictions the Future of Internet Content Creator

Ivo Lukas | Posted 06.17.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

This week, I've been attending The National Association of Broadcasters (#NABShow 2013). There are over 92,000 in attendance and over 155 countries represented at this Las Vegas convention.

$360 Billion Dollars in Customer Overcharging From Broadband -- and Counting

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The Republican and Democratic parties should be investigating the caretakers of America's essential infrastructure, not kowtow to their whims.

Half a Loaf Is Not Enough: The DOJ's Approval of a Cable Cartel Will Harm Consumers

David Balto | Posted 08.23.2012 | Business
David Balto

The FCC had the opportunity to protect consumers by requiring more effective conditions, closing the loopholes created by the DOJ's inconsistent proposed final judgment, and imposing FiOS build-out conditions.

(Video) Verizon Registers High TV Interactivity Rate with Olympics Widget

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | TV
Andy Plesser

For Verizon FiOS TV subscribers with Internet-connected televisions, an interactive widget with up-to-the-minute Olympics information, has been "e...

Gerry Smith

Verizon's Deal With Cable Companies Would Widen Digital Divide, Lawmakers Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.10.2012 | Technology

A proposed deal between Verizon and four major cable companies could lead to consumers paying higher prices and having less access to high-speed Inter...

Broadband Wars, Verizon NJ Update: Kick the Wireless Cantenna?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.27.2012 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

The Cantenna, with its overhyped "4G" service, is ostensibly "designed for use in rural and remote homes that can't get DSL or cable." Verizon has been rolling out Cantenna to rural areas so that they don't have to bother upgrading the wires.

Obama's Broadband Vision vs. the Communications Trust

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.25.2012 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

Dare we say it: The U.S. is a third rate telecom nation. We'd like to offer some suggestions to address this unacknowledged crisis.

Broadband Wars: The Battle for New Jersey Has Begun

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.24.2012 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

The battle for America's entire communications future is playing out this week in two small towns in New Jersey.

It's Not the Same Old Song at Verizon

Bob Varettoni | Posted 07.23.2012 | Technology
Bob Varettoni

Verizon today is vibrant and profitable. We changed with the times. We shed businesses, such as printed phone directories, to focus on meeting and anticipating the changes in customer demand.

Verizon Plans Big Expansion To TV Service

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2012 | Technology

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc is pushing hard to move its "FiOS" TV service beyond the set-top box and onto the latest gadgets - fr...

Sat Dishes and Revolution: Why Al Jazeera Matters There -- and Here

Tom Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Watson

You won't find it on Time Warner or Cablevision, but Al Jazeera's English language television service is laying claim to the viewing loyalty of news-hungry, media-obsessed Westerners.

Video: Verizon Developing Ultra Fast 10GB Per-House Connection in the U.S.

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

In November, Verizon FiOS announced a substantial increase in connection speed to 150 MBPS down and 35 MBPS up for all of its 12.5 million U.S. su...

Verizon's "Flex View" Will Download Premium Video to Apple Devices in "Early" 2011

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Subscribers to Verizon FiOS TV now have the ability to download a range of premium video to rent or buy onto several devices including Windows PC'...

2010 Oscars: A Mixed Bag of Predictability

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Years from now this telecast will be remembered as the year a woman won Best Director and James Cameron's ego shrunk a little.

Why Uploading Is Slower Than Downloading

David Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Weinberger

We download faster than we upload because of economics, not physics. The business models of telephone and cable companies got written into a physical infrastructure that favors downloads over uploads.

Trump Tenants To Get Uber-Fast Internet

Silicon Valley Insider | Dan Frommer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As if living in one of Donald Trump's buildings isn't its own reward, residents of two of The Donald's towers can soon claim the fastest Internet acce...