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 …

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 …

4G/5G Wireless Telecommunications Expansion: Public Health and Environmental Implications

by Dr. Cindy L. Russell | https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935118300161Environmental Research, Volume 165, August 2018, Pages 484-495 I am highlighting the excellent paper, above, and am encouraging everyone to read it. I have written the following building on the ideas introduced in the paper’s abstract and conclusions. I added a section on Biologically-Based Electromagnetic Fields and Radio-frequency Electromagnetic …

FCC-AT&T-Verizon-Comcast Plan to Screw America

By Bruce Kushnick | June 17, 2018 | Original article here. I was asked to summarize the current communications situation in light of the Net Neutrality decision (being refreshed until the next challenge), and the “ridiculously bad” AT&T-Time Warner merger going through  (decision here) — and what we should do about it. This current FCC has …

How AT&T, Comcast and Other Telecom Giants Won the Internet . . . Forever

What’s In Store for You Online? Higher Prices, Fewer Voices. By David Cay Johnston, DCReport Editor-in-Chief | June 14, 2018 | Original article here. Two major developments this week promise to change the way you access and use the internet, both for the worse. First, AT&T won approval Tuesday from a federal judge to purchase …

Time to Break Up Verizon, AT&T and CenturyLink

By Bruce Kushnick; New Networks Institute | June 10, 2018 | Original Medium article here. The Mergers that Created Verizon, AT&T and CenturyLink Were Failures AT&T= SBC, Southwestern Bell, Pacific Telesis, SNET, Ameritech, BellSouth and the original AT&T. Verizon = Bell Atlantic, NYNEX, GTE, Alltel, and MCI CenturyLink = US West turned into Qwest For …

New Networks Institute Files to Halt Proposed Verizon-NY Settlement

NNI and the IRREGULATORS Call for a Continuation of the Investigation April 27, 2018 by Bruce Kushnick; Original article here. What’s At Stake Billions in Cross-Subsidies: from the regulated State Wireline Telecom Utility to unregulated private Wireless companies Rampant customer overcharging Failure to upgrade cities’ Wireline infrastructure from copper to fiber optics Decades of questionable …