SEPTEMBER 2014 UPDATE: The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free the Net exposes the broken promises of the "Bell" companies--- now AT&T, Verizon and Centurylink, (throw in the cable companies) and is being pre-released because these are critical times in communications.

  • SPECIAL PROMOTION: Unauthorized Bio of the Baby Bells & Info Scandal, With Foreword by Dr. Robert Metcalfe
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  • Original Printing: 1998, Paperback: 508 pages, 664 footnotes.

On Sale Until Sept 25th, 2014: The official release as a paperback and e-pub will be Oct 20th, 2014.


On Sale: The Unauthorized Bio of the Baby Bells and Info-Scandal

"Bruce Kushnick's new book exposes how the Baby Bells have been ripping us off since they were born out of AT&T since 1984."

From the 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.)

Unprecedented 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 field theory.

This massive, 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 flawed.

The foundation 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 news outlets.

From the most naive telephone customers to the most astute telecom junkies, this book is sure to inform and infuriate everyone.

The Unauthorized Biography of the Baby Bells & Info-Scandal was the 1st book of a trilogy that started in 1999:

  • Book 3: The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free the Net, September 2014
  • Book 2: $300 Billion Broadband Scandal starts 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.