has asked the FCC and Congress, under the Federal Advisory
Committee Act, to investigate:
8th, 2005 -- A new Committee was created
--- Same Problems:
controls the FCC?
- Why is 1/3
of the Consumer Committee based on the phone, cable and
media companies? They're not
- Companies include: AT&T,
BellSouth, Cingular, Verizon, MCI, Cellular
Telecommunications and Internet Association, National
Association of Broadcasters, Telecommunications Industry
Association, and the National Cable Telecommunications
are some groups, such as APT,
funded by the phone companies, allowed on the
- Phone bills
are UNREADABLE and the companies don't want it
- Why aren't
there more non-partisan grass roots groups ---Hispanics,
blacks, seniors, and wireless groups?
- Why are
non-profit groups acting as lobbyists for the phone
an Investigation Immediately!
- Alliance for Public
Technology, Daniel Phythyon: is Senior Vice
President, Law and Policy at the United States Telecom
Association (USTA). APT is funded by Verizon
and BellSouth and SBC APT is run by Sam Simon's Issue
Dynamics. Other members, still on the Committee, also
have ties to Sam Simon and Issue Dynamics.
- National Association of
Broadcasters,Sprint Corporation, Time Warner, T-Mobile,
Verizon, Nextel Communications, Inc., Cellular
Telecommunications and Internet Association, and Consumer
What are the Harms?
- Can you read your phone
bill? Unreadable and inaccurate wireline and
wireless phone bills are common.--- Mistakes are hidden,
Customers are on the wrong packages, taxes don't add
- New Questionable
Charges: Why are there all these new added
charges to our bills? Why is the FCC not hearing
- Media Concentration --- Why
haven't we heard about this stuff --- skunkworks, the
industry control of the FCC before? Less media
means less in-depth investigations.
- Why is there less
competition now than a few years ago? Why did you
allow the Bell SBC merge and now buy
- Wi-fi and Municipalities
---Why are the phone companies attacking
municipalities to offer broadband?
- Why are local phone prices going
up, the FCC Line
Charge, the Universal
Service Fund --- And NO AUDITS being
Needs to Investigate this Problem, NOW. The phone and
media companies want new laws to make it even easier for
them to give you less choice by putting competitors out of
business and overcharging you through unreadable
Subcommittees that can investigate the
WRITE THE FCC
Commissioners --- Tell them you will not accept the phone
and media companies control.
Powell is leaving in a few months. Make the other
Commissioners care about the Public Interest.
CONTACT THE PRESS
Press: Contact your local media to investigate. Write the
large media companies and tell them to start investigating
who controls the FCC and the Country's agenda.
talking about holding regulators accountable. Isn't time
someone exposed the truth about who controls the FCC's
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