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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 AT&T-Driven FCC-IP Transition Is a Total Con: Make More Money, Raise Rates and Kill Off Whole Industries; That's the Plan.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

In 2012, AT&T filed a petition with the FCC to begin the process of shutting off whole areas of America's networks, as well as removing all obligation...

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.

U-verse a Disconnect for the Disabled

Barbara Popovic | Posted 09.14.2013 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

Today's Communications Daily reports that CAN TV is urging the FCC to adopt rules that assure the disability community can access local community tele...

AT&T, ALEC, FCC, Part 2: The AT&T FCC Petition is ALEC Model Legislation.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Connect the Dots: AT&T Petition and ALEC State Model Legislation In the previous post we examined the state-based ALEC model legislation that was c...

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.

AT&T's FCC Petition Should Be Denied: AT&T Should be Investigated

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

We request that the FCC immediately start investigating AT&T's business practices as well as the company's failure to supply material and essential facts about their deployment of U-Verse.

Gerry Smith

'A Lifeline' After Sandy, Copper Phone Networks Are Phased Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.09.2012 | Technology

For several days after Hurricane Sandy, Donna Cardillo struggled to make contact with the outside world. At her home in Wall Township, N.J., which...

$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.

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.