Welcome to the Irregulators!

 

OUR NEXT STEP: 

 Upgrade America with Fiber Optics

& Solve the Digital Divide.

Our Background

The IRREGULATORS  is an independent consortium of senior telecom experts, analysts, forensic auditors, and lawyers who are former staffers from the FCC, state advocate and Attorneys General Office,  as well as telecom auditors and consultants. Members of the group have been working together, in different configurations, since 1999.

Billions Back for Broadband & Lower Prices-- Solve the Digital Divide  

Our recent analysis, based on the current Verizon NY 2019 Annual Report, estimates that the wired local telephone service was overcharged an estimated $1.1-$1.6 billion, in just 2019 alone! Nationwide, this means that local telephone service was overcharged an estimated $16-$23 billion. These are big numbers!

 

The Dark Telecom Secret: Billions of dollars of expenses have been placed on the books of the local telephone services to pay for the construction of the fiber optic cable that forms the backbone of the wireless networks. Other corporate (not local) expenses were also added to those accounting books. covering everything from executive pay to lobbyists and lawyers, and even the corporate jets!

 

Moreover, the old FCC accounting rules have made the local telephone services appear unprofitable, so that these companies have vastly underpaid the taxes they would otherwise owe to states. 

IRREGULATORS v FCC was a victory for us all. Now the States can step in and redirect this money away from wireless, halt all of these added expenses  to bring fiber optic broadband to cities and states.

​Funding is now critical to take on  the telecoms and the legal and regulatory challenges and start this new major nationwide attack. 

Throughout the US there are thousands of groups that passionately care about the Digital Divide, as well as issues surrounding 5G. It is time to focus on a plan that goes after the cross-subsidies of wireless and moves the agenda to a wired, fiber optic solution, while convincing others that wireless is not the solution and to broaden our efforts.

 

This “Municipality and State Opportunity Plan” takes what we are doing in NY State (and City) and, with funding, will be modified for all other cities and states. Please help us expand these efforts with this new approach.​

Your support is critical to our success. Please donate today!

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