For Teen Vogue, by Marissa G. Muller. There is something very strange happening with Amazon's pricing strategy for clothing
Will the FCC Stop Verizon & AT&T's Manipulation of Financial Accounting & Special Access (BDS) Overcharges?
"We found that the majority of expenses were diverted to 'Local Service', while the Verizon affiliate companies were able
Special Access is $60+ Billion in Annual Revenues; Overcharging of Local Phone Customers is Over $121+ Billion from Cross-Subsidies for Just 5 Years*
We estimate that in 2014, special access regulated revenues was $31.6 billion. (This is from "It's All Interconnected", published
During the closing of this article, the Consumer Federation of America released a report claiming that abusive special access pricing has cost customers and consumers over $150 billion in overcharging and economic harms since 2010.
I am an annoyed Time Warner Cable customer whose current Triple Play service, that had an $89.99 advertised priced, is now costing me $211.27. That is a 135% increase over the advertised price in just a few years, and it continues to climb. And somehow making this company larger through a merger with Charter helps because...?
This week, the NY State Public Service Commission (NYPSC) is holding a technical conference with the purpose of discussing their 2015 report "Staff Assessment of Telecommunications Services", and to address the mostly ignored Connect NY Coalition Petition, which was filed in July 2014 and called for a series of investigations.
"Recently, there have been inaccurate statements in the press about our FiOS build. The information below will help you understand
Uh-oh! Verizon NY's Local Service Network Expenses Were $9.8 Billion From 2009-2014, Not $200 Million.
This means that Local Service, in just New York State, could have been overcharged $9.8 billion dollars from 2009-2014. It also means that the multiple rate increases since 2006 on regular local phone service, totaling about $750.00 a line, was probably just customer overcharging.
Car buying can be a nightmare -- everybody knows that.
You can never, ever get the advertised price because it doesn't include many of the fixed costs, like the set top box, not to mention it is littered with pass-throughs of the company's taxes and fees, including the cable franchise fees.