Recent Activities

  • New Report: Solving Net Neutrality: We Found a Fatal Structural Flaw in Every FCC Proceeding”.  We believe this can be used to take the FCC to court in the Net Neutrality decision and other proceedings.
  • Medium article:We Solved Net Neutrality: “$400 Billion Broadband Scandal” Is the Evidence.
  • We Filed in FCC’S “Net Neutrality” Proceeding: The Book of Broken Promises Can Disrupt the FCC’s Plans

The FCC claims that Net Neutrality and something called “Title II” harmed investment.  And the FCC wants to preempt the states from taking actions. Unfortunately for the FCC, we have found a structural flaw — The FCC has never examined  the state-based fiber optic broadband commitments, and Title II is used by Verizon to make to divert billions of expenses from their other businesses into the wired networks.

  • Ironically, The Book of Broken Promises shows we paid for networks we never got– and proves the FCC is trying to manipulate Net Neutrality.
  • We Filed in FCC’S “Shut Off the Copper” Proceeding

History shows that “Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment”, the focus of this proceeding— has virtually never worked and neither the FCC, the state commissions, the ILEC phone companies AT&T, Verizon or CenturyLink, or their funded-groups has ever discussed this fact.

Public Knowledge, Consumer Federation of America, and New Networks Institute filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit requesting the Court to overturn and remand the Federal Communications Commission’s recent Business Data Services deregulation Order.

In 2010, we uncovered what appeared to be a massive cross-subsidy scheme where Verizon NY, state utility was acting as a cash machine for Verizon’s other lines of business, including Verizon Wireless. Instead of upgrading the cities with fiber, much of the work was now moving to wireless — but much of this was being charged to local phone customers via Title II.

  • The Connect New York Coalition, filed a Petition with the New York State Public Service Commission to do a formal investigation of Verizon New York. July 1, 2014. The Petition is based, in part,  on NNI’s continuing research.
  • Verizon New York announced in June 2017 that they wanted to settle, and it continues as of January 2018