Monthly Archives: July 2013

Deregulation disaster II: New Yorkers cheated by electricity market manipulation and pricing oddities

  One reason utility deregulation has cost New Yorkers big money: It’s established a new class of middlemen who zap millions from ratepayers’ pockets. Your electric bill contains clues to how the system works. For decades before deregulation, you bought … Continue reading

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Union: Verizon pushes Voice Link in NYC as it neglects traditional phone network

  Verizon’s controversial Voice Link service — which the company touts as a replacement for copper wire in parts of Sandy-struck Fire Island and the Catskills — is being pushed to some customers in New York City where the company … Continue reading

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