[Note: This item comes from friend Bruce Kushnick. DLH]
NOTE: We have formed a new group, the IRREGULATORS, and we are giving away “The Book of Broken Promises” because the book’s facts directly contradicts the fake alternative history being promulgated by the FCC and being used in multiple proceedings. Moreover, the public has no clue about the history of broadband in their state,
We are also raising money to take the FCC to court as well as other legal and regulatory actions.
Anyone who wants to play or help fund raise, or get the word out… let me know.
Contact: Bruce Kushnick, founding member
New Group Formed: IRREGULATORS, At the core are retired and semi-retired telecom experts, analysts, policy wonks, forensic auditors, and lawyers who are former senior staffers from the FCC, state advocate and Attorneys General Office experts and lawyers, as well as former telco consultants.
FREE DOWNLOAD: “The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free the Net”
Download and Read a Summary http://irregulators.org/bookbrokenpromises/
America’s households and businesses have been overcharged at least nine times for broadband/fiber optic services, including the wiring of schools, libraries, and hospitals — about $4000-$7000 per household, and the total is way over ½ trillion dollars by 2016. You can thank just a few companies: AT&T, Verizon and Centurylink, who control the state-based utilities, along with the cable companies, Comcast and now-Spectrum et al. And this is the low number.
The 3rd book in a trilogy that started in 1998, “The Book of Broken Promises” is based largely on primary sources from the phone and cable companies, including AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, and the cable companies, and the facts directly contradict the FCC’s biased fake history of broadband in America.This fake history is being used to create new, seriously harmful public policies.
Highlights of previous books:
- “The Unauthorized Bio of the Baby Bells”, published in 1998, with Foreword by Dr. Bob Metcalfe, (co-inventor of Ethernet computer networking)
- “$200 Billion Broadband Scandal“, published in 2005 and book and the author were featured on Bill Moyer’s Emmy nominated “The Net at Risk”, the first major broadcast feature on Net Neutrality and broadband issues. The book had over 750,000 downloads as of 2015.
- “$300 Billion Broadband Scandal“, updated edition, 2010. The author were featured in Pulitzer Prize investigative journalist David Cay Johnston’s “The Fine Print”, published in 2012.
We are planning on taking the FCC to court, (and other legal and regulatory actions).
Since the beginning of 2017, the FCC has been a path of destruction with the overarching theme to erase all laws, regulations and consumer protections and to let a few very large monopolies/duopolies (or oligopoly)—Verizon, AT&T, Centurylink, and the cable companies—do what they want at the customers’ expense.
We are Raising Money to Take the FCC to Court: