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Posts tagged “Verizon”

August 19

Premium Lock Verizon topples AT&T in wireless service tests

Verizon Verizon tops AT&T as the most reliable and fastest wireless service provider in the Triangle and across North Carolina, according to test data compiled by research firm RootMetrics. AT&T, which topped the survey in 2013, did score best in texting.

July 31

Premium Lock Microsoft, tech allies lose fight to block U.S. law enforcement from offshore email

e-mail  A judge has ruled against Microsoft Corp., saying U.S. law enforcement can force the company to turn over emails it stores in Ireland. Cisco, Verizon, Apple and AT&T allied with Microsoft in the dispute.

July 22

Premium Lock Comcast earns beat street; TW Cable deal progressing; Verizon earns soar

Comcast pursues Time Warner Cable Comcast on Tuesday beat Street estimates for earnings with high-speed Internet customer growth leading the way; meanwhile, Comcast updates Time Warner acquisition; in other news, Verizon earnings soar.

July 21

Premium Lock Verizon launches rewards program with tracking

Verizon Verizon is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers but with a twist.

June 17

Premium Lock Tech giants seek through federal court to halt overseas snooping by US

NSA leaker Edward Snowden          Microsoft, Cisco, AT&T, Verizon and Apple are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has no right to seize computer data stored outside the country.

June 6

Premium Lock Verizon to Netflix: Stop blaming us for bad video

Verizon Verizon Communications, the country's fourth-largest home Internet service provider, sent a letter to Netflix Inc. on Thursday, telling it to stop blaming Verizon for bad video quality or face a lawsuit.

Updated May 20

Premium Lock Texting 911 for emergencies coming to North Carolina

Tracking cell phones  In a big step toward moving the nation's emergency dispatch system out of voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s, four major wireless phone companies are now providing text-to-911 services to local governments that want it. North Carolina is among the states where the program is being launched.

Updated May 16

Premium Lock Warren Buffett ups his stake in IBM, also buys Verizon shares

Warren Buffett  Warren Buffett's company disclosed a new investment of 11 million shares in Verizon Communications Inc. Thursday and increased its stakes in Wal-Mart and IBM. Berkshire Hathaway now owns 68.4 million IBM shares,

Tags: IBM, Verizon
April 24

Premium Lock Verizon's $130 billion deal to take over of all of Verizon Wireless is helping lift its profit.

Verizon The largest U.S. cellphone carrier on Thursday posted a 23 percent profit increase in its first quarter, during which it completed the acquisition of the 45 percent stake in its wireless division from British cellphone carrier Vodafone Group PLC.

Updated April 21

Premium Lock AT&T expands gigabit Internet plan to more Triangle, NC markets

AT&T touts its GigaPower    AT&T says it will expand super-fast Internet services to as many as 100 additional cities in 25 metropolitan areas, several of which are in the Triangle and North Carolina. Apex, Garner and Morrisville have been added to the Triangle target list that already includes Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carborro and Cary.

Updated April 16

Premium Lock Smartphone kill switch coming? Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment

New iPhones          A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

March 6

Premium Lock Verizon Wireless ranks highest in new performance study

Wireless spectrum  Verizon Wireless ranked highest among its peers in four out of five categories in a national study by RootMetrics.com that measured network performance. In a six-month review of reliability, speed, call quality, data and text messaging, Verizon Wireless's score was 89.7 out of 100 and AT&T Inc.'s was 86.2.

February 13

Premium Lock Verizon Wireless to cut prices, double data plans in price war

New iPhones          Verizon Wireless, bowing to competitive pressure from T-Mobile US and AT&T, will double monthly data allowances for some customers and include international text messaging under existing plans. The changes were announced Thursday.

Updated February 10

Premium Lock Poll: Americans give 'C' to broadband efforts in schools

The Broadband Report: On the heels of the president's progress report on ConnectED last week, a majority of American adults rated the current state of technology in U.S. public schools with a mediocre C grade or worse. According to a new poll from the LEAD Commission, voters support the implementation of better access to high-speed Internet in classrooms to help improve that grade.

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February 4

Premium Lock High-tech firms pledge $750M to expand broadband in schools

Fiber optic network            President Obama has secured commitments from U.S. companies worth about $750 million to get more students connected to high-speed Internet. AT&T, Sprint, Apple and Microsoft are among the companies pitching in.

Updated February 2

Premium Lock Price war: AT&T cutting family wireless plans $40 a month

New iPhones          AT&T, the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier is introducing service plans aimed at families that use lots of data, cutting $40 a month from premium users' bills. Under the new offer, families with four smartphones can pay $160 a month for 10-gigabits of shared data, unlimited calling and text messaging.

Updated January 31

Premium Lock NC AT&T exec praises FCC decision backing web technology tests for phone sevice

FCC    The FCC will let telephone companies led by AT&T. conduct trials of digital services, in a step toward loosening rules written for copper-wire networks in the fast-fiber age. While AT&T hailed the decision, the Open Technology Institute says much work needs to be done in reshaping phone networks and ensuring quality service at affordable rates.

January 21

Premium Lock Verizon beats Street estimates with wireless users upping their spending

Verizon Verizon Communications, the second-largest U.S. phone company behind AT&T, reported fourth-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates as customers' wireless bills increased even as competition intensified.

January 17

Premium Lock FCC explores options in fight for Internet access rules

FCC    As it fights to reclaim the power to require equal treatment of Internet traffic, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has two paths in a regulatory battle pitting phone carriers against Web companies: Seek new legislation or look at "Ma Bell" monopoly phone regulation as in the days of the breakup for AT&T.

January 15

Premium Lock Verizon's victory over FCC could trigger bigger Internet charges

Internet  Verizon Communications's victory in an appeals court challenge to U.S. equal treatment rules for the Internet could leave companies such as Netflix and Amazon.com facing higher charges for the fastest service.

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