IP Chill

If you openly don't like 45 online, this guy wants your IP Address and the details of what you do not like.  The chilling details of the warrant in these two stories are worthy of following. thanks for picking this one up.... the two-way WARRANT BREAKING NEWS FROM NPR August 15, 2017 DOJ Demands Files On Anti-Trump … Continue reading IP Chill

Wireline 2017

It was a busy April morning in 2017 when three clean, Verizon Cable trucks rolled onto the Terraces with a bunch of scrappy linemen eager to drag us into the twenty-first century. Data-structure, Inc. was just leaving, and it seemed very appropriate to re-read their motto, “You deserve peace of mind.” All of our right-of-way … Continue reading Wireline 2017

Survey Visit

    Byers Engineering Company 285 Davidson Ave., Suite 203 Somerset, NJ 08873-4153 Survey visit “for right of way” occured again on August 20, 2015 with a drop by visit from Chris Wojtowicz of Byers Engineering  He confirmed Verizon's Engineer, Wasserman’s opinion that a Fiber line presented along the roof-top gutter was the best option. See … Continue reading Survey Visit

What to Expect

I'll believe it when I see it. Expectations are difficult to manage and different for everyone as everyone needs will vary. I found this presentation to be one the few YouTube presentations that describe the FiOS installation process in a pleasant way. If you come across any others that might be helpful, I'll put them … Continue reading What to Expect

Verizon’s Political Contributions

The Center for Responsive Politics keeps a record of corporate dollars for political representatives. The table and map (below) looks at the House of Representatives for Brooklyn and surroundings. AKNA's representative is Yvette Clarke (D-NY District 9, First elected 2006, election 2016 (won) next election November 6, 2018. She serves on two committees: Energy and Commerce and Small … Continue reading Verizon’s Political Contributions

NYS Attorney General

As we keep our fingers crossed about Verizon's accountability to AKNA and NYC, please take a moment to add this squeak to our wheel.  It only takes a minute to do this speed test recommended by the Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. https://ag.ny.gov/internet-speed?wssl=1 Why? The Office of the New York State Attorney General is investigating consumer … Continue reading NYS Attorney General

City Council Hearing

The whole council hearing was slow and inept because our Council Members, like NYC Members of Congress, get a few bucks from Verizon, etc. as well. Nevertheless, Councilmember Brad Lander ("Spanky") managed to get to the point.  (Look up your City Councilmember funding from Verizon?) https://youtu.be/JzKlSusdTuI Testimony to the Public Service Commission (PSC) is here

Resident Survey

The AKNA IT project will produce choice for affordable communication services. Without choice selecting affordable options for these services are unlikely if not impossible. Thank you for responding.

AKNA Mail 2

We began this project in June 2015 following a visit from Chris Wasserman, Verizon Engineer.  He agreed to answer any question.  We sent four in July 26, 2015.  He responded August 12, 2015. From: Wasserman, Christopher Sent: Wed August 12, 2015 11:51 AM To: Rex Curry Subject: Albemarle Questions What will the installation cost anything?  … Continue reading AKNA Mail 2

AKNA Mail 1

Letters to Verizon and our political representatives were mailed 7.17.2015The image above represents our first set of formal letters to Verizon officials and AKNA political representatives. We shall see if a response occurs and report them in future posts. (See ongoing communication with V-Engineer here. The correspondence went to Verizon’s engineering staff, the heads of … Continue reading AKNA Mail 1

Susan Crawford

This is not about us. The most important hour you can spend on this issue is with Susan Crawford. Here's why: Americans need a fast, reliable Internet. They are not getting it. The market has failed to supply this new, but basic need. A utility model will make it available at reasonable prices for all. Public pressure … Continue reading Susan Crawford


This is an outreach page. It will list people and organizations who are leading the way for reliable and affordable access to the Internet. Suggestions and comments to improve the resource page are welcome. This outfit works for a free and open internet.  They work in support of ISOC, to assure the beneficial, open evolution of … Continue reading Resources

DoITT Report Summary

The findings of the report are as follows: Verizon is not in compliance with its agreement since it has not truly “passed” all residential households in New York City. The report states, “…the argument that “passing” a premises with fiber optic cable includes no requirement of any proximity to that premises is manifestly untenable. At … Continue reading DoITT Report Summary

DoITT Slams Verizon

DoITT is the agency responsible for a level of review.  Please volunteer to delve into its mysteries and possible service to AKNA. Here is a link:   Website: DoITT June 18, 2014  DoITT Report Slams Verizon The New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) June 18, 2015 report analyzed Verizon’s FiOS service in New … Continue reading DoITT Slams Verizon

Are We Throttled?

Will The V-Shoe Drop? An excellent Wikipedia summary of Bandwidth throttling describes the intentional slowing of Internet service by an ISP (Internet Service Provider). Throttling can occur at different locations on a network for good reasons such as the prevention of crashing. New "net neutrality" rules by the FCC aim at ending the slowly developing practice of … Continue reading Are We Throttled?


Platforms like Mindmixer, ShareAbouts, ChangeByUs, ioby and others offer new ways to define and solve problems shared by a neighborhood. Ideas become productive (move toward implementation) because these platforms support resource gathering aimed at a problem that people share Three questions: 1.  Anyone with experience with these platforms that may help AKNA get out of the … Continue reading AKNA Tech