CLEARED OF FALSE ALLEGATIONS FROM COX COMMUNICATIONS AND CITY COUNCIL, VERGE INTERNET RECOMMITS TO BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE.
One year ago, Cox Communications and the New Orleans City Council levied a series of false allegations at startup Verge Internet and its founders, Jonathan Rhodes and Christopher Wolff. Their goal was to kill competition and protect the status quo. We are pleased to report that on July 6, 2023 the State of Louisiana concluded there were no violations by Rhodes or Wolff in their conduct with the City of New Orleans.
We fully expected this outcome, and with the false allegations behind us Verge can continue its work to bring next generation connectivity to all. There is also a real story to be told about how the incumbent cable providers, politicians and the media will stop at nothing to protect their interests.
In this series of posts, Verge will explore how Cox Communications, politicians and media collude to kill competition in New Orleans and across the country. We will also highlight important innovations in communications technology that we believe can change the landscape. The purpose of these posts is to identify sources of our digital inequities and find solutions to bridge the divide so that we can build a more sustainable and connected future.
The findings of the Louisiana Board of Ethics are provided here, clearing Rhodes and Wolff of wrongdoing, and ending their review of the matter. Despite the challenges we’ve faced in standing up to incumbent companies and politicians, Verge is committed to disrupting the status quo and bringing next generation connectivity to all.
Join us as we continue this important work!