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Posts tagged “Verizon”

March 29, 2010

Premium Lock Verizon begins to wind down its fiber-to-curb project

Verizon Verizon is nearing the end of its program to replace copper phone lines with optical fibers that provide much higher Internet speeds and TV service. Its focus is now on completing the network in the communities where it's already secured "franchises," the rights to sell TV service that rivals cable.

Updated February 15, 2010

Premium Lock App wars: Service providers target phone makers; Intel, Nokia join forces

MWC Mobile World Congress 2010: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, others join forces for application development. Plus: 'MeeGo' unites Intel, Nokia mobile software; Samsung unveils smart phone software.

Updated February 10, 2010

Premium Lock AT&T picks Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent for 4G network

AT&T The fourth-generation of wireless technology offers 10 times the speed of current 3G networks.

January 26, 2010

Premium Lock ‘Significant headwinds’ drive Verizon to $3 billion quarterly loss

Verizon As landline business sags, even the wireless business ran into trouble as tough competition cut into Verizon's profit margins.

January 17, 2010

Premium Lock Mobile price war – Verizon Wireless, AT&T cut calling plan prices

Price wars in wireless services The latest moves in a long-running pricing competition between the nation's wireless carriers is not just leading to lower prices for some customers: It also shows that data use is becoming an increasingly important service for mobile carriers as they look to new sources of revenue from customers dependent on mobile access to e-mail and the Web.

November 25, 2009

Premium Lock Holiday cheers and jeers – AT&T, Verizon squabble over ads in court

Wireless battle rages AT&T and Verizon, two offspring of Ma Bell, are getting more aggressive in their marketing, though it's not clear how much they are spending. Verizon and AT&T are both pulling away from their smaller rivals, so instead of competing with Sprint Nextel Corp. and T-Mobile USA, they're increasingly focused on each other.

November 6, 2009

Premium Lock Review: Droid stacks up well against iPhone, beats other competition

Verizon Droid Phone Verizon introduces Motorla's Google-driven Droid smart phone today. Overall, it gets a good review, except for its flat keyboard.

Updated October 30, 2009

Premium Lock Next iPhone threat: Droid from Motorola on Verizon network, backed by Google

Verizon Wireless points out the Droid has features Apple Inc.'s iPhone lacks, such as a physical keyboard and the ability to run several applications at once.

The Droid The Droid

Updated September 22, 2009

Premium Lock FCC chairman formally backs Internet neutrality rules

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski The proposals uphold a pledge Barack Obama made during the presidential campaign to support Internet neutrality and would bar companies like Verizon, Comcast or AT&T from slowing or blocking certain services or content flowing through their vast networks.

Updated September 17, 2009

Premium Lock Bankruptcy judge rejects Verizon’s effort to stop Nortel unit sale to Avaya

 Avaya plans to hire 60 percent of North American Nortel Enterprise workers. Avaya will pay $915 million to buy bankrupt Nortel business unit.

Updated September 17, 2009

Premium Lock Courts clear Nortel business unit sale to Avaya, reject Verizon objection

   In other developments, Canadian government says it won't block Nortel’s sale of its wireless business to Ericsson. Avaya plans to retain 60 percent of Nortel Enterprise workers in North America. RTP campus is one of two top locations for Enterprise group in U.S.

Updated September 1, 2009

Premium Lock FairPoint denies allegation it faked readiness to take over for Verizon

FairPoint Charlotte-based telecommunications firm disputes claims made in e-mail sent to state regulators in New England.

Updated August 28, 2009

Premium Lock  FCC votes to look into wireless competition

FCC The Federal Communications Commission is taking a closer look at the practices of the wireless industry, potentially the first step toward more regulations intended to push down prices and increase choices for consumers.

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