what the pundits and experts are saying....
Broadband Reports, Cook,
"talented, persistent, honest"... "brilliantly
documented this fraud" ... "stunning in its implications." "Anyone
who wants the U.S. to thrive in this connected future should
read Kushnick's book."
The New York
Times, Muniwireless, Good Morning Silicon
Alley, Techdirt, Media
'sordid story' of business fraud" ---
"damning list of indictments"
documents"--- "a powerful
critique" --- "serve as a
warning for the promises made by the Bells
- 406 Pages, 525
Footnotes, 72 Exhibits
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New investigative ebook
offers a micro-history of Verizon, SBC, Qwest, and
BellSouth's (the Bell companies) fiber optic
broadband promises and the consequence harms to
America's economic growth because they never
delivered and kept most of the money, about $200
Are customers owed $2000 for
a fiber optic service they paid for but never
contains some additional special
16th in the
World in Broadband
This is one of the largest
scandals in American history.
What's in the
2006, 86 million
have been rewired with a fiber optic wire,
capable of 45 Mbps, in both directions. -- read
for infrastructure were pocketed. The phone
companies collected over $200 billion in higher
phone rates and tax perks, about $2000 per
World is Laughing at US.
Korea and Japan have 100 Mbps services as
standard, and America could have been Number One
had the phone companies actually delivered.
Instead, we are 16th in broadband and
falling in technology dominance.
to the economy. Five
trillion dollars was lost because new
technologies and services that America would
have developed, happened in Korea.
around America are
waking up to the fact that the phone companies
failed to deliver and are now doing Wifi and
- Fake and
co-opted consumer groups,
biased non-profit think tanks are now the major
force in broadband regulation and policy. The
book goes into groups like Consumers for Cable
IPTV Lies: Do the
now claims that they will have 18 million homes
wired by 2007, and yet the equipment still has
"FIASCO" and SBCs
Verizon and SBC are rolling out new fiber optic
services but want the laws changed again. These
services are crippled, closed networks. FIOSs
top speed is only 35% of the Asian standard, and
yet it cost $199 vs Korea, $40 for 100
Scandal Outlines the Broadband and Competition
Harms, caused by the Bell mergers.
Broadband Scandal Used as
Documentation for an Federal
Trade Commission Complaint
Verizon-MCI mergers should never have occured
because the phone companies failed to deliver on
broadband and compete. The book's data is used for
the chapter (a mini-report in iteself)
SBC-Southwestern Bell- Pacific-Bell-SNET-Ameritech
mergers harmed 13 states' fiber