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This from Mike Spector:Verizon’s attempt to dump its copper in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont by a sale to Fairpoint has caused a storm of protest in New England. Understandably the trade unions, IBEW and CWA have been in […]

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Verizon uses reverse Morris Trust accounting to sell its Northern New England properties to Fairpoint, and reap 1.7 billion in income. While Fiarpoint, a publicly traded corporation pays dividends yielding over 8.5%. It pays more than it earns in dividends and apparently can do this because its companies are rural, […]

What is the grand champion of waste in the charitable Universal Service fund?
Sandwich Isles Communications: Political Connections Pay Off
Special from Hawaii Free Press
By Andrew Walden, 6/4/2005
“In a little-noticed May 16 2005 ruling, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted a waiver necessary to allow Sandwich Isles Communications to complete construction of its $500 million […]

Kevin Markes writes about the latest gaff to come out of Congress.
Congress bans MySpace and blogs in Schools and Libraries
This law is like outlawing restaurants and bars in DC because Congressmen get bribed in them. DOPA is an example of the ‘poison gas’ view of the internet cloud.
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