NY Related Filings

Verizon New York: Examining the Financial Shell Game

  • NY PSC Proposed Settlement  On April 16th, 2018, we filed requesting:
  • We request an extension of the current comment period until July 15th, 2018 to examine the Verizon NY 2017 Annual Report to be published May 31, 2018.
  • We are calling for a halt to the proposed settlement between Verizon, NY, the NYPSC and parties, which eliminated all mention of the investigation of the cross-subsidies between Verizon NY and Verizon’s other lines of business.
  • We are calling for the NYPSC to continue to investigate the billions of dollars in cross-subsidies and the harms that have occurred between Verizon NY and Verizon’s subsidiaries, including wireless—then fix this ongoing shell game.
  • NNI & IRREGULATOR FILINGS, NYPSC: August 8th, 2017

We submitted 3 documents: Comment 1 has a short overview as well as a bibliography of our research, which is directly tied to this proceeding. It also gives a brief discussion of issues that have been overlooked or are missing and need to be part of the next steps the State should be implementing. Comment 2 is a more detailed view (that has been published in Huffington Post) of the current proceeding and a Verizon settlement. Comment 3 is a full report based on our analysis of the Verizon NY’s 2016 Annual Report.

  • COMMENT 1: Overview and bibliography
  • COMMENT 2: Huffington Post: Verizon NY in Multi-Billion Dollar Settlement Tangle, Underway in NY State, August 4th 2017
  • COMMENT 3: Full Report: Verizon NY 2016 Annual Report: Follow the Money: Financial Analysis and Implications.

Reports and Filings, 2010-

 Fixing Telecom

In December, 2015, we released the first two reports in a new series, “Fixing Telecom” a project that started 7 years ago. They  are based on mostly public, but unexamined information, the findings impacts all wireline and wireless phone, broadband, Internet and even cable TV/video services in America.



Letter to the FCC for an Investigation of Cross Subsidies as detailed in the Hartman Memorandum

On December 16th, 2015, we filed the first  reports in 31 separate FCC proceedings.

Joint Filings with CFA