2020: We are in Court Against the FCC; Time for Action.
Questions: Bruce Kushnick, Managing Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
On January 17th, 2020, the IRREGULATORS v FCC Oral Arguments were presented in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals,
Counsel: W. Scott McCollough, Esq.
- PERMANENT RECORDED TRANSCRIPT
Irregulators v. FCCJudges: Rogers, Katsas, WilliamsArguing: W. Scott McCollough,
Matthew J. Dunne (FCC)01/17/2020
- SUMMARY: MORE ABOUT CASE AND DOCUMENTS
- We added a Story: New York City Internet Master Plan Is Missing Key Components: IRREGULATORS v FCC
- It details how the just announced NYC broadband plans have left out the billions in cross-subsidies found in the Verizon NY Annual Reports, which is used as the basis of our case.
ABOUT: This case details one of the largest accounting scandals in American history. It is based on the annual financial reports of Verizon NY, the state-based telecommunications utility, which shows that the application of the FCC’s deformed cost accounting rules, which are still in use, have made the entire US wired infrastructure appear unprofitable. We estimate that $50-60 billion annually is being overcharged, that the wireline customers are being forced to subsidize the wireless business, instead of delivering fiber optic services to the home, and that this created the Digital Divide, and keeps America’s communications prices extremely inflated as compared to overseas.
The companies tout 5G Wireless, but it is a bait-and-switch and not profitable once the subsidies are removed; cities and states would have billions in funds for wireline fiber optic upgrades, not to mention lowering prices and bringing back direct competition.