Cybertelecom
Cybertelecom
Federal Internet Law & Policy
An Educational Project
Verizon Dont be a FOOL; The Law is Not DIY

- Bandwidth Caps
Mergers
- BOCs
>Bell Atlantic / GTE
> MCI
Proceedings
> Bell Atlantic Wholesale DSL
Verizon & Gripe Sites
- Net Neutrality
- Forbearance
- Backbone Policy

- PSTN Transition
- Video
- WiMAX
- Data Caps

Regulatory

Verizon / MCI Merger (see WCOM)

  • Verizon Broadband Fiber Forebearance Petition, 04-242 June 2004
  • Verizon Petition for Forebearance (DSL) 04-440
  • Other Proceedings

    Internet Interconnection Disputes

    Litigation Enforcement

    Open Internet Litigation

    Domain Name Dispute

    See ACPA discussion of "verizonsucks.com"

  • VerizonReallySucks
  • Real Cybersquatting Really Sucks, Wired May 9, 2000 ;
  • Verizon Attacks Critical Domain Names, 2600 News (May 8 2000) ;
  • Verizon Backs Down from Lawsuit Threats, 2600 News (Sept 12, 2000)
  • Parody Sites Sucked into Cybersquatting Squabbles, CNET (Aug. 24, 2000)
  • History

    • Frontier Communications Corporation and Verizon Communications Inc., WC Docket No. 09-95, Memorandum Opinion and Order, 25 FCC Rcd 5972 (2010).
    • 2007 Verizon acquires America Movil
    • 2005 MCI Acquisition
    • 2000 Bell Atlantic / GTE Merger - Becomes Verizon
    • 1997: Bell Atlantic NYNEX Merger
    • 1993: "We will spend $11 billion over the next five years to rapidly build full-service networks capable of providing these services within the Bell Atlantic Region." [Kushnick (quoting 1993 BA Annual Report)]
    • 1993: "We're prepared to install between 1.5 and 2 million fiber optic lines through 1996 to begin building our portion of the Information
      Superhighway." [Kushnick (quoting 1993 NYNEX Annual Report)]
    • 1984 AT&T Divestiture - creation of the RBOCs

    Links

    Data Caps

    • "in July 2012, both AT&T and Verizon Wireless announced plans to facilitate customers' sharing of data across smartphones, tablets, and other devices.936 The new shared data plans charge a monthly fee for each device and then charge for a shared pool of monthly data transfer ranging from 1 GB to 20 GB.937 Early evidence suggests that consumers materially increase their data consumption when upgrading to Long Term Evolution ("LTE") devices" FCC Annual Video Competition Report 2013
    • No current plans to cap bandwidth; fiber gives them sufficient capacity. [Albrecht 092308]

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