Bruce Kushnick Primer

Links to the Main Sections of this page: The Book Of Broken Promises   |   Ajit Pai’s Reasoning for Ending Net Neutrality is Bogus  |   MOYERS ON AMERICA: “The Net at Risk“ The Fix: Break Up Verizon and AT&T — Separate the Title-II regulated Wireline businessfrom the unregulated Wireless and Content Delivery businesses Hot off the Digital Press: Read Kushnick’s …

Marin County Joining Law Suit re: FCC 4G and 5G Expansion Scheme

November 1, 2018; the original SF Gate article is here. Marin County officials announced Wednesday they are joining other local governments in challenging a Federal Communications Commission order aimed at accelerating the antenna-densification of both fourth and fifth generation of wireless service, known as 4G and 5G. Marin County Counsel Brian Washington said the Board …

30+ FCC Actions in 2017-2018 Eliminate States Rights and Consumer Protections

By Bruce Kushnick. Sept 26, 2018; Original article here FCC Actions for Proceeding Docket 17-79 Wireline Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) Num Division Item Date Form 1 Office of General Counsel Doc 8/17/18 PUB NOTICE 2 WTB & WCB Docs 8/3/18 R&O 3 WCB Docs 8/2/18 OTHER 4 Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau Doc 7/24/18 PUB NOTICE …

5G Wireless Is Not Profitable When the Cross-Subsidies Stop

By Bruce Kushnick, Sept 23, 2018; Original article here. Cross Subsidies from Your State’s Wired, State-Based Telecom Utility to Separate Private Wireless Companies Have Been Floating this Wireless Expansion For a Long Time — this must end, On September, 26, 2018, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr will present a plan for deploying 5G, which claims that …

Verizon VP Leecia Eve Should Not be the Next Attorney General of New York

By Bruce Kushnick New Networks Institute Sept 3, 2018 | Original Medium article here. Leecia Eve is currently the Verizon Vice President of State Government Affairs for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, since 2013. Prior to that, she served as the Deputy Secretary of Economic Development for NY and Governor Cuomo’s Chief Economic Development …

ISPs Say They Need Government Money to Expand Broadband . . . What???

Title-shopping: Broadband Industry now asks for handouts, arguing that broadband is essential — like a utility. Adapted from the original article here by Jon Brodkin, ARS Technica, 8/16/18. Wearing their Title I masks (as unregulated information services providers), broadband providers have spent years lobbying against utility-style regulations that protect consumers from high prices and bad …

Verizon Corporate Structure

by Bruce Kushnick 01/11/2018 01:53 pm ET; original article here. Verizon Communications Has Invested in 470+ Companies/Entities, Worldwide When you pay your Telecommunications bills, do you ever wonder where all the money goes? Verizon Communications, Inc. had a 5% or more interest in these 470+ companies/entities at the end of 2016. While the company pleads …

Telcos Canceled Fiber to the Home and Created the Digital Divide

Adapted from an ARS Technica article by Jon Brodkin, 7/31/18 | Original article here AT&T and Verizon have generally built fiber only where they face competition. You already knew that home broadband competition is sorely lacking through much of the US. Much of this misery was created because our State Public Telecom Utilities (controlled by …