Reading Materials

Teletruth has written about, testified, ot submitted testimony covering multiple states.

Other Documents and Articles:

Articles: Harvard Nieman Foundation For Journalism's Watchdog.


Complaints pertaining to the FCC's Broadband Data:


Some Facts:  Verizon and AT&T's failed deployment
  • By 2007, 93 million households should have been rewired with a fiber optic wire, capable of 45 Mbps, in both directions. -- read the promises.
  • By 2007, AT&T and Verizon has less than 1 million IPTV homes, and none can do the speed required in 1992.
  • $240 Billion Collected: The public subsidies for infrastructure were pocketed. The phone companies collected over $200 billion in higher phone rates and tax perks, about $2000 per household.
  • The World is Laughing at US. Korea and Japan have 100 Mbps services as standard, and America could have been Number One had the phone companies actually delivered. Instead, we are 16th in broadband and falling in technology dominance.
  • Harm to the economy. Six trillion dollars was lost because new technologies and services that America would have developed, happened in Korea.
  • Higher Cable Rates: America paid over $82 billion in higher cable rates because of a lack of competition.


Refererence and More Articles:


US VS Japan

Japan's MIC and the USA FCC have released new broadband numbers. (from

Japan's MIC (As of March 2007,)

  • 95% coverage of households had "access" to either ADSL or Fiber-tt-home
  • 51.10 million households in Japan
  • 48.63 million households in broadband "service areas" (not neccessarily can receive broadband at a particular household)
  • 6.44 million broadband households subscribe to ADSL, FTTH, cable,fixed wireless Internet
USA: FCC Statistics (December 2006),
  • 111.6 million occupied housing units (2006 Census)
  • 58.2 million households subscribe to ADSL (39.1%), FTTH (1.3%), cable (53.6%) or other (1.5%) broadband Internet
  • 79% of households with telephone access had DSL broadband access
  • 107.0 million occupied housing units subscribed to telephone (FCC 2005)
  • 22.7 million residential xDSL subscribers
  • 96% of households with cable access had cable modem access
  • 111.9 million occupied housing units with cable access (NCTA Dec 2006)
  • 107.4 million occupied housing units with cable modem access (Estimate)
  • 65.5 million occupied housing units subscribed to cable
  • 31.2 million residential cable modem subscribers



1) Verizon claimed in 1993 it would be rolling out ‘fiber to the curb’ - NYNEX 1993 Annual Report.

2) Verizon claimed it would have 1.5-2 million lines installed by 1996 - NYNEX 1993 Annual Report

3) Verizon also snowed the Public and the public service commissions. Here is the PSC “Staff Report Assessing Network Modernization Needs”, based on a NYNEX report ”Vision of the Future” 1992.

4) NYNEX’s was supposed to have about 16% of the state finished by 2000.

5) Verizon’s other promises: Maryland The PSC report shows that Maryland was supposed to have 100% fiber to the home completed by 2010

6) Verizon’s other promises: New Jersey: The PSC report shows that NJ should have 100% fiber to the home “Broadband” completed by 2010

7) 45mbps: The definition used in the NJ state report clearly shows that “Broadband” was 45mbps, capable of high definition video in both directions.1993 NJBPU Par 1

8) Bell Atlantic claimed it would have 8.75 million homes wired by 2000, and its plan was to go to each state to get “incentives to invest in new technologies”;-- 1993 Bell Atlantic Annual Report.

9) In 1996, Bell Atlantic announced 12 million homes by 2000, including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

10) In Massachusetts, Verizon promised in 1994 to have have 330,000 households wired imediately, the entire NYNEX territory by 2010.

11) By 2000, Pacific Bell had made committments to rewire 5.5 million homes in California.

12) Pac Bell closure: According to the San Diego Tribune, by 1997, after the merger of Pac Bell and SBC, all of the plans were closed down.

13) Ameritech claimed it would have 6 million homes rewired by 2000. Outcome: Instead it rolled out vanilla cable competition, then SBC sold off the properties in a fire-sale to WOW.


US Broadband speed in fastest direction

  • 37% 200Kbps < 2.5Mbps
  • 58.3% 2.5Mbps < 10Mbps
  • 4.7% > 10Mbps

Judge Rules Against Center Request for Broadband Data Disclosure by ZIP Code

Getting Accurate data on Broadband has been impossible. The Center For Public Integrity sued to get access to the FCC's raw data by zipcode and was denied.

Teletruth's multiple Data Quality Act Complaints have also been denied.