The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free The Net
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Ripped out of the headlines, The Book of Broken Promises is not only a factual history of broadband in America from AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink that you were never told about, and is not just some cautionary tale, but is the third in a trilogy of books by telecom analyst Bruce Kushnick. It:
- Supplies new, never seen before data, telco financials and analysis that could solve Net Neutrality issues and restructure communications.
- Documents in detail the broken promises and failure to upgrade the networks-- even though customers paid over $400 billion in excess fees and phone charges and America should have been already upgraded to fiber optics.
- Did you we were all charged over 9 times to wire America's schools & libraries?
- Tells the complete history of the mergers and broken promises that created AT&T Verizon and Centurylink - and what to expect from the current mergers.
- Covers current critical broadband, Internet, phone, cable and wireless service issues including Net Neutrality, the "IP transition", AT&T-Direct TV and Comcast-Time Warner mergers, the cable "Social Contract", special access, the FCC and regulators, deregulation bills from hell, municpality build outs, etc.
- Exposes how they keep control with fake consumer groups (astroturf), paid off politicians, corporate-funded stink tanks, co-opted non-profits, massive skunkworks, and dis-information campaigns..
- Delivers encyclopedic coverage, with hundreds of links to reports, articles, financials.
- And don't worry; all of this jargon will be explained.
Time to Take Action: The Book of Broken Promises outlines a proactive plan to restructure communications in the US, supplying extensive data and analysis for solving Net Neutrality issues, moving America's broadband-internet networks to a fiber optic utility that allows "Open Access" competition for all services - cable, phone, broadband, ISP and the secret-wireless networks.
And most importantly, lowers your rates on all services, and makes sure customers have options, and everyone gets the fiber optic upgrades they paid for.
This is the third book of a trilogy that started in 1999:
- The Unauthorized Bio of the Baby Bells and Info-Scandal, with Foreword by Dr. Robert Metcalfe and tells the history of the break up of the original AT&T in 1984 through 1997. It also documents how the companies changed focus from local utility companies to international communication conglomerates-where the local customer and networks no longer mattered.
- Original Printing: Paperback: 508 pages, 664 footnotes.
- $200 Billion Broadband Scandal, starts in 1992 and was first published in 2005, and documents how the phone companies made commitments to rewire America received $200 Billion through 2004 from changes in state law to customers, as well as how the FCC decided to close the networks to direct competition. Featured on Bill Moyer's Emmy nominated PBS special, "The Net At Risk", in 2006, it was updated to $300 Billion Broadband Scandal in 2009. It has had over 710,000 downloads, with over 41,000 in just one week --July 16th, 2014.