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Don't let the local phone monopolies destroy the promise of broadband and strangle the communications revolution.
Are phone and broadband services essential to your life?
Does your business depend on BellSouth, Verizon, SBC, or Qwest?
(Ameritech, Southwestern Bell, Pac Bell, GTE, SNET)
Are you angry that no one is fighting for your telecom and broadband rights?
Right now is a critical time for all phone customers. We all know that prices for local services keep going up, customer service keeps getting worse, local phone competition is practically non-existent, and the promise of high-speed DSL has been a nightmare.
But new Congressional laws are now being proposed by the Bell-funded politicians that will make the current awful situation EVEN WORSE!
Forget about the regulators like the FCC or the state public utility commissions. They are under-financed, understaffed, overburdened, and politically controlled by the very companies they are supposed to regulate.
Unfortunately, no consumer or customer group has stepped forward to lead the fight against the incredibly powerful local phone monopolies, the Baby Bells, and defend your telecom and broadband rights.
TeleTruth is …
a response to the dire situation small businesses and individual customers face and the urgent need to immediate action.
the first national volunteer customer group with the expertise, breadth of support - and commitment - to take on the Bells.
a broad-based coalition of residential and business customers, small businesses and large corporations, Internet Providers and Telco. competitors - everyone who has been harmed by the Bell monopolies' control.
supported by top thinkers in the fight against the Bells. The Board of Advisors includes respected analysts, experts, lawyers, and strategists.
led by the nation’s leading expert of the break-up of the phone monopoly in the 1980s and founder of the research organization, New Networks Institute.
ADVOCATING Choice and Fair Pricing
Lobby Congress, the FCC and other regulators for you.
Stop Bad Bills — TeleTruth has launched a grassroots campaign to stop a horrendous bill proposed by Representatives Billy Tauzin (R-LA) and John Dingell (D-MI) that will harm all competition, and thus all phone customers.
Lobby for your rights — Through our filings, complaints and research initiatives, TeleTruth and its members will help present your views to Congress and other regulators, and not some campaign-financed, Bell company view.
Defend your broadband rights.
The Broadband Bill of Rights — TeleTruth has proposed new legislation called the Broadband Bill of Rights. We have a number of Senators and Representatives interested in this revolutionary concept. See:
Co-signers — TeleTruth is signing up thousands of customers to 'co-sponsor' the Broadband Bill of Rights. See:
Lower phone bill charges and get refunds - NOW!
We believe you're owed money and refunds today — TeleTruth has filed numerous pro-customer regulatory filings. For example, we have requested that the FCC immediately lower or remove the "FCC Subscriber Line Charge" from all phone bills, saving companies hundreds of dollars annually, See:
And we have requested an investigation into $2.5 billion dollars in "Vaporware" (missing equipment) charges in New York, with immediate refunds. NNI has also filed regulatory actions with the FCC, IRS and worked with laws firms to initiate Class Action lawsuits, with the goal of getting $18 billion back… and counting.
Phone bill auditing — TeleTruth is offering our member companies a unique
service – a full audit of their telecom expenses. Did you know that approximately 50% of all audits result in REFUNDS and a reduction of monthly charges? TeleTruth is proud to announce this service is available for small business to national corporations.
Protecting Competition
Nation-wide survey of Telco. Competitors — NNI is about to release the results of our new national survey of Internet Service Providers (ISP) and Competitive local phone companies (CLEC) about the problems caused by the local Bell companies--- and how it harms your phone and broadband rights. This Report will be presented to Congress and the FCC.
Critical News, Education, Research and Organizing
TeleTruth, our newest service — TeleTruth is our new telecom and broadband news service. TeleTruth supplies up-to-the-minute news, including hard-to- find stories that the mass media has overlooked or suppressed for political reasons, as well as exclusive interviews with industry insiders.
The Bell "War" Room — Join in on TeleTruth new forum on phone and broadband issues. Get critical information through our online experts.
FREE Reports of Critical Topics — Working with New Networks Institute, TeleTruth receives critical data on Bell Overcharging, Phone bill Issues, Competitor Problems, Failed Broadband Rollouts, and other important information.
Rallies and Meetings — TeleTruth’s first "DSL Protest Summit" this year received national attention and TeleTruth's is now planning a follow-up event in New York this summer.
CONCLUSION Help us to protect your rights
TeleTruth has an ambitious agenda. If all telephone and broadband customers unite, we can win. But TeleTruth needs your support.
I urge you to do the following:
1. Visit our website at Learn how to read your phone bill, file a complaint, join a forum or become a co-signer of the "Broadband Bill of Rights".
2. Subscribe to TeleTruth, our bi-weekly FREE newsletter and Alert Service.
3. Become a member of TeleTruth and help support the cause.
I thank you for your support. We have an enormous fight ahead of us, but we are determined to win.
Isn't it time someone defended your telecom and broadband rights?
Bruce Kushnick,
TeleTruth Chairman
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