Stop the FCC from Erasing Your Rights.

File at the FCC to Oppose the Phone Companies' Petition to Stop Supplying Data!

1) GO to this FCC page:

2) Put in “12-61” in "Proceeding Number"

3) File in the blanks.

4) Write: (or whatever else you'd like)

  • I Oppose the United States Telephone Association's Petition that will stop requiring AT&T and Verizon from supplying critical Information.
  • I Support New Networks and Teletruth's call for reinstating the requirements the FCC already erased over the last 5 years.

4) Please do this AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

5) Sign our Petition at

Why This Is Important

The United States Telephone Association (USTA), the phone companies trade association, has petitioned the FCC (WC Docket No. 12-61) to essentially remove all requirements to supply information about AT&T, Verizon and the other phone companies’ business activities. This is known as “forbearance,” where the FCC has the authority enforce the law but chooses not to do so.

This is the latest effort in an ongoing campaign to allow AT&T and Verizon to hide what they are doing by no longer disclosing basic financial information between and among the companies’ subsidiaries.

This means that your right to known will be limited. You won’t know what the telcos are doing behind your back. Worse, this stops advocates or the government from knowing what these companies are doing.

  • First, we requested the FCC stop the USTA petition
  • Second, we requested the FCC restore all previous requirements that have already been removed.
  • Finally, we demand an investigation into the current business practices of AT&T and Verizon.

We need more data, not less. We need your help.

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