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The $300 Billion Broadband Scandal [Kindle Edition]

Bruce Kushnick
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Since the publication of $200 Billion Broadband Scandal in 2006, New Networks Institute and Teletruth have continued to upgrade the information about broadband. With the publication of our 25th Anniversary Report of AT&T, Verizon and Qwest on Critical Financial Indicators, which updated the information in this report, it is clear that the overcharging and failure to deploy we covered in the original book continues to be a major issue in America. The FCC has issued a Notice of Inquiry pertaining to a national policy on broadband, and our analysis has not changed.

Since 2006, there have been more mergers, including AT&T and MCI being purchased by SBC and Verizon, respectively, not to mention AT&T’s purchase of BellSouth. This has increased the companies’ ability to harm customers as is evidenced by a lack of broadband as well as rising prices for phone service, which can only occur because of a lack of competition.

We also added our knowledge by doing separate studies in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin and updates to the information on New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts – and it reinforces our original claims.

Consequently, we have changed the name of this ebooks to $300 Billion Broadband Scandal as it is clear that the overcharging of customers continues unabated and worse, our analysis of the 25 years of the Bells’ rule shows that our original projections were actually low.

The new information can be found at or at

Teletruth is registered as a for-profit company.However, we lose money because our expenses to 'do the right thing' are way more than what we bring in, even though many things are 'donated' to the cause, such as our web site, by

However, the real question is --- Who is defending your broadband and phone bill rights? Who's working on your behalf to stop the phone and cable companies from essentially stealing your digital future? In the last three years we filed over a dozen documents at the FCC, including the first Data Quality Act complaint, lobbied Congress to pass the "Broadband Bill of Rights" to protect customers and competitors, are we have raised hell about the astroturf groups, the rights of municipalities, phone bill taxes and surcharges, or the outright broadband scandals that cost you money.

Think there's another group doing a better job? Give them your money -- or help us, please. We need to go to Washington and make your case, and continue the work. So, if can, help out.

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Bruce Kushnick, June 8th, 2009

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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely informative June 9, 2014
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One of the most comprehensive books on the subject I've ever read. Although I had known the telcom companies were supposed to use our tax dollars to build this new network but went back on that deal and pocketed the cash, this was the first good collection of sources I had read that really layout the lengths went to to control the infrastructure of our internet.

Very well written with sources to backup the claims in the book.
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