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Posts tagged “Verizon”

May 18

Premium Lock Why buy AOL? Inside Verizon's $4.4B acquisition decision

Verizon   Analysis: So why did telecommunications giant Verizon decide to buy AOL? Technology Business Research analyst Seth Ulinski sees multiple reasons for the decision. He explains those to WTW Insiders.

May 12

Verizon to buy AOL in deal worth $4.4 billion

Verizon   The acquisition gives Verizon an entryway into the increasingly competitive online video space. The New York company is the country's largest wireless carrier as well as an Internet and TV provider, and it is increasingly over the wireless space that telecom companies are fighting to win customers through video content.

Updated April 23

Premium Lock Google launches own wireless service for $20 a month - or less

Google is offering a wireless phone service designed to pressure major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless into lowering their prices. Sprint and T-Mobile are its partners. Customers will be charged only for the data they used. Like Raleigh-based Republic Wireless, Google's service is a blend of cellular and Wi-Fi technology.

April 22

Premium Lock Inside Verizon: New business segments will deliver revenue growth

Verizon   Analysis: Verizon's expansion into new business segments will position the carrier to sustain revenue growth over the next five years, writes Eric Costa of Technology Business research. But don't count out continuing strength in wireless.

April 13

Premium Lock Report: AT&T performance leads wireless providers in Raleigh

AT&T               AT&T is the No. 1 wireless provider in the Raleigh metro area for the second consecutive time, based on independent testing by RootMetrics. Verizon is second. AT&T led in all tested categories but one. However, T-Mobile is rising fast.

April 2

Premium Lock Republic shares PC Mag wireless award but criticized for lack of phone choice

A Moto G     Raleigh-based Republic Wireless, which earned the top prepaid honor from Consumer Reports last November, is co-No. 1 in a new "Readers' Choice" survey from PC Mag. And the company is moving to address the one big complaint from customers: Lack of phone choice. Big carriers offer more phones but ranked much lower in the survey: T-Mobile No. 5, Verizon No.7, AT&T No. 12 and Sprint No. 13.

Updated March 24

Premium Lock Internet providers file lawsuits against FCC 'net neutrality' rules

FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Internet service providers on Monday filed two lawsuits against the new "net neutrality" rules adopted by the FCC. Previous net neutrality rules were struck down in federal court, and providers such as AT&T and Verizon are trying the legal route once more to halt new rules that seek to govern Internet providers as utilities.

Updated March 23

Premium Lock RDU's wireless access plunges in latest report on performance

RDU's wireless service slips Travelers passing through Raleigh-Durham International Airport are not getting the fastest and most reliable wireless Internet and phone service as they get at other airports, according to a new report. RDU drops to No. 40 from No. 14 among 50 major airports.

Updated March 10

Premium Lock Alcentra Capital supports NC-based A Wireless merger with $11.2M loan

Verizon Wireless Alcentra Capital Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: "ABDC") has provided $11.25 million in a senior secured term loan commitment to A2Z Wireless Holdings. The investment supported the merger between Z Wireless Holdings, and ABC Phones of North Carolina, which does business as A Wireless.

Tags: Verizon
March 3

Premium Lock FCC chief on net neutrality: Internet needs a 'referee'

FCC Chair defends vote Speaking at the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that "there needs to be a referee" for the Internet.

Updated February 27

Premium Lock Internet activists celebrate, oppoents lament FCC net vote

Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.

The deciding votes at FCC The deciding votes at FCC

February 23

Premium Lock Google, AT&T, Verizon, Mobile team up to fight Apple Pay

Google                 The deal announced Monday calls for Google's tap-and-pay service to be built into Android smartphones sold by AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA beginning later his year. Smartphone owners currently have to download Google Wallet and install the app on their phone if they want to use the service.

Updated February 11

Premium Lock Verizon, AT&T top NC wireless performance; Sprint surging

AT&T has rallied to regain a share of first place with Verizon in overall wireless performance across North Carolina, according to the latest test data from RootMetrics. But the independent testing firm's data shows Sprint is gaining ground.

A tie for first in NC wireless performance A tie for first in NC wireless performance

February 9

Premium Lock Senators call for investigation into Verizon 'supercookies'

Verizon   Democratic senators are calling on federal regulators to investigate Verizon Wireless, the country's biggest mobile provider, for secretly inserting unique tracking codes into the Web traffic of its some 100 million customers.

Updated February 6

Premium Lock Frontier makes another wireline deal with Verizon - for $9.9B

Verizon   Frontier Communications, which entered the Triangle market through a deal with Verizon in 2010, is buying more Verizon assets in a deal worth nearly $10 billion plus debt.

February 4

Premium Lock Unlimited data on wireless plan? Read the fine print

Apple's bigger-than-ever iPhones      Just how limited is your unlimited plan? As a long-time buyer of these data plans, I'm well aware that unlimited doesn't really mean unlimited. Some carriers threaten to slow down speeds after heavy use or curb how much you can stray from their own networks. So how unlimited is your plan? Here's a look at the fine print of the four biggest carriers.

Updated January 23

Premium Lock GSK layoffs in China?; Lenovo-Xiamoi showdown; NC wind energy study; China blocks VPNs; Box prices IPO; Uber woes; Verizon loss

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup: GSK reportedly will lay off 1,000 in China; Lenovo takes on Xiaomi with own cheap smartphone in India; feds seek public input on coastal NC wind energy study; China shutting down virtual private networks; Box prices its IPO; Denmark may ban Uber; and Verizon reports a quarterly loss.

December 11, 2014

Premium Lock Tech giants warn: Just say 'No' to net regulation

A consortium of big tech companies including Cisco and IBM - but not Google - warn Congress and the FCC that Internet regulation as proposed by President Obama will "hurt" broadband expansion and lead to "reduced capital spending."

Tech giants oppose Internet regulation Tech giants oppose Internet regulation

Updated November 21, 2014

Premium Lock Consumer Reports: Republic Wireless is top prepaid provider

Raleigh-based Republic Wireless is the top-rated provider of prepaid wireless services, says Consumer Reports in a new survey of cell-phone service providers.

A Moto X as sold by Raleigh-based Republic Wireless A Moto X as sold by Raleigh-based Republic Wireless

Updated November 19, 2014

Premium Lock AT&T topples Verizon in latest Raleigh wireless tests

A substantial boost in download speeds helps AT&T regain the top spot from Verizon in wireless service, according to independent testing firm RootMetrics. However, Verizon keeps its grip on the top spot at RDU International Airport.

AT&T tops RootMetrics score in Raleigh AT&T tops RootMetrics score in Raleigh

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