Sale Now: $300
Billion Broadband Scandal
starts in 1992 and was first published in 2005, and updated in
2009. It documents how the phone companies made commitments to
rewire America and received $200 billion through 2004 from changes
in state law to customers. And it 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.
book offers a micro-history of how the Bell companies' (Verizon,
SBC, Qwest, and BellSouth) failure to deliver on their promised
fiber optic broadband deployments harmed America's economy and
cost customers money --- over $300 billion.
Scandals is a well-documented expose, with 406 pages
and 528 footnotes, and using the phone companies' own words (as
well as other primary sources), the book outlines how the Bell
companies received billions of dollars per state to build fiber
optic networks that customers never received.
Broadband Reports, Cook, Voic.us, Sociate ---- "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
It's one of
the largest scandals in American history and it's never been told,
but it impacts every aspect of the future of telecommunications
and broadband in America from municipalities laying fiber or building
Wi-fi networks, the issues surrounding "Net Neutrality",
"VOIP", "cable services", the cost of local
phone service, the new digital divide, and even America's economic
Scandal's conclusion: Publicly paid for infrastructure is
being held hostage and needs to be freed. Customers funded the
fiber optic networks and the Public Switched Telephone Networks
(PSTN) should be opened to ALL competition with strict rules of
Net Neutrality. The Bells have harmed America's economic growth
and our global competitiveness.
Billion Broadband Scandal was the 2nd book of a trilogy that started
Unauthorized Bio of the Baby Bells and Info-Scandal,
with Foreword by Dr. Robert Metcalfe, 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.
Printing: Paperback: 508 pages, 664 footnotes.