California Fiber Optic Broadband

Our Work and Position on Broadband in  California

The IRREGULATORS is an independent, consortium of senior telecom experts, analysts, forensic auditors, and lawyers who are former senior staffers from the FCC, state advocate and Attorneys General Office experts and lawyers, as well as former telco consultants.

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Free Download: History of Fiber Optic Broadband in California, 1993=2006

Originally published as a chapter in $200 Billion Broadband Scandal, in 2005, we were featured on Bill Moyer’s Emm- nominated “the Net at Risk”, in a segment called “The New Digital Divide” It was the first national broadcast program on Net Neutrality.

By the end of the year 2000, Pacific Bell (AT&T California) was supposed to have 5.5 million households upgraded to fiber optics and spend $16 billion. The company got tax perks and over time rate increases but nothing was ever built as described to the public. In 2004, AT&T announced U-Verse, which was supposed to be a fiber to the home service, and it ended up using the existing copper wires.

September 2021: We wrote a new series of letters to Govenor Newsom:

And we supply a brief history of the failed fiber optic deployments in CA by Pacific Bell/AT&T California.

As is plainly shown in the Verizon NY 2020 Annual Report, , there are massive financial cross-subsidies revealed in these manipulated financial books. (The Verizon NY 2020 Annual Report published May 27th, 2021.)

In tracking the wireless bills for years, we uncovered that a) these bills were most likely created by AT&T et al. and their associations, including the CTIA, the wirelsss associations, staring over a decade ago. What was not known is that the FCC’s current 5G regulation, called “CARR’s 5G Order”, after Commissioner Brendan Carr, was based on “model legislation created by ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, and it has been used the model legislation has been used in 20 states. Worse, the FCC had state representatives and other claim they are backing the FCC’s 5G regulation — only to find that they, too, are ALEC member or are tied to ALEC. Meanswhile, over a decade ago, Brendan Carr was the lawyer for the CTIA and they sued the city of San Fransisco, over wireless issues — and Gov. Newsom was then Mayor of San Francisco.

  1. California Broadband Resources

II. AT&T CA’s Failure to Upgrade CA With Fiber Optics; Bait-And-Switch Resources.

iii. California AT&T Broadband & Fiber Optic Archive, 1993-2019

Huffington Post/Medium articles about AT&T and

Huffington Post/Medium articles about AT&T and California