EBB: Emergency Broadband Boondoggle for Big Telecom & Cable

The Digital Divide is now a marketing scheme for Big Telecom Cable’s new revenue and profit center.

Photo by LA Ortega; overcharging by Big Telecom

In other words, the Digital Divide is now a marketing scheme for Big Telecom and Cable’s new revenue and profit center.

But if you stare at the opening graphic, there are some serious questions. Moreover, other publications, like the Washington Post, Ars Technica and Stop the Cap have also started to question the intentions of Big Telecom — Verizon et al.

THEY ARE CHARGING LOW INCOME FAMILIES THESE MADE-UP FEES IN THEIR EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT. And this, in turn, will be CHARGED TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHO WILL BE REIMBURSING AT&T AT SUPRA-RETAIL RATES.

Affordability is one of the main issues with the Digital Divide — and here’s one of the reasons why.

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Bruce Kushnick

New Networks Institute,Executive Director, & Founding Member, IRREGULATORS; Telecom analyst for 40 years, and I have been playing the piano for 65 years.