Unauthorized Bio of the Baby Bells and Info-Scandal
Kushnick's new book exposes how the Baby Bells have been ripping
us off since they were born out of AT&T since 1984."
Foreword by Dr. Bob Metcalfe (the inventor of Ethernet (computer
networks) and Metcalfe's law.
The Unauthorized Biography of the Baby Bells & Info-Scandal,
published in 1998, is an exposé that gives an insider's
view into the injustice of the Bells' monopoly power in the mega-billion
dollar telecommunications industry. (NOTE: The original "Baby"
Bells were: Ameritech, Bell Atlantic, BellSouth, NYNEX, Pacific
Telesis, Southwestern Bell, and US West.)
in its scope of analysis and meticulous in his documentation of
the impacts of the telecom monopolies, Kushnick tightly weaves
together the threads of power, money and abuse into a unified
totally independent undertaking covers the entire telecom tapestry
from the history of the Break up of the original company called
"AT&T", in 1984 and the creation of the Baby Bells,
their dubious business practices, their revenues and profits,
the role of the FCC, Congress and state utility regulators, and
why many of the laws, including the Telecom Act, are seriously
of this book is a seven-year research project and its reports
have been published by Probe Research and Phillips Business Information.
This research has been highlighted in numerous media, including
The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and CNN among other
From the most
naive telephone customers to the most astute telecom junkies,
this book is sure to inform and infuriate everyone.
Unauthorized Biography of the Baby Bells & Info-Scandal
was the 1st book of a trilogy that started in 1999:
3: The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal
& Free the Net, September 2014
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.
It also covers 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 in 2009
to $300 Billion Broadband Scandal, and now has been updated
and enhanced with "The Book of Broken Promises", To
date, it has had over 710,000 downloads, with over 41,000 the
week of July 16th, 2014.