Posts tagged “Verizon”

Updated March 25

Premium Lock Think tank awards Netflix 'Tech Hypo(crite) Award' for throttling

Many users of the Internet, especially those who rely on the net for video, have watched the "net neutrality" debate intensely, and a lot of individuals as well as businesses have called on the FCC to implement access rules. A big voice in the battle for "neutrality" was Netflix. Now it turns out big carriers such as Verizon and AT&T were not at fault for throttling down net speeds. Netflix was - by its own admission. For that, the company deserves a lot of catcalls, and a think tank gives Netflix its first "Tech Hypo(crite) Award."

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Updated March 25

Premium Lock Netflix confesses to throttling video - AT&T is 'outraged'

Netflix   The stunning confession that Netflix has been throttling wireless video over AT&T and Verizon networks triggered an avalanche of incredulous news headlines - and a heated reaction from AT&T. After all, the carriers have been blamed for throttling in the past. Go figure.

Updated March 8

Premium Lock Verizon fined $1.35 M for use of super cookies that track users

Verizon Wireless Verizon will pay a $1.3 5 million fine assessed by the Federal Communications Commission for using so-called "super cookies" that tracked users online and could not easily be erased.

March 4

Premium Lock Tech giants back Apple; Verizon No. 1 in southeast; bank accounts vulnerable; Google joins Zika fight

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Several tech giants file a legal brief supporting Apple in its fight with the FBI; Verizon tops southeast in wireless study; bank accounts at risk from cybercriminals; and Google joins the Zika fight.

February 25

Premium Lock Report: Verizon breaks tie with AT&T for No. 1 in wireless across NC

Verizon   A new report from RootMetrics finds Verizon is the No. 1 wireless provider across North Carolina based on qualities and speeds of services. The new report puts Verizon ahead of AT&T for the first time in three six-month studies.

Updated February 23

Premium Lock Uber defends safety; Verizon's $1.8B fiber buy; United Tech-Honeywell merger?; banning lithium battery shipments; Yahoo's review

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Uber defends its safety record after Kalamazoo shootings; Verizon is making a big fiber network buy; will United Technologies and Honeywell merge?; no lithium battery shipments by air; Yahoo's board moves ahead on analysis of company's options.

Updated February 22

Premium Lock Quintiles is 'Most Admired' life sciences firm; IBM, AT&T crack top 50 Fortune list

Fortune's latest "Most Admired Companies" report includes Quintiles for the second straight year. IBM and AT&T crack the overall top 50, and Lenovo comes in at No. 3 among technology firms. Meanwhile, three "As" finished 1-2-3.

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Updated February 22

Premium Lock Watch for mobile carriers to step up adtech acquisitions

The Broadband Report       Analysis: Through 2016, look for mobile carriers will ramp ad tech acquisitions as part of next-generation platform development, says Technology Business Research analyst Seth Ulinski.

February 18

Premium Lock Verizon tightens grip on No. 1 in wireless service report

Verizon   Verizon, its overall score improving, is No. 1 again in the national wireless service survey as conducted by independent research firm RootMetrics. AT&T slips a bit farther behind but remains second followed by Sprint and T-Mobile.

Updated February 15

Premium Lock AT&T joins Verizon in pushing 5G wireless technology

Wireless    AT&T says it will test the next evolution of wireless technology known as "5G" in Austin, Texas by the end of this year. The communications giant joins rival Verizon in exploring a network that could deliver data 100 times as fast as current 4G service known as LTE.

Updated January 28

Premium Lock FCC could take 'immediate action' to speed up broadband

The FCC is scheduled to unveil a new report today about the availability of broadband. But it's also likely to create more tension between the industry and the agency which already are fighting in court over "net neutrality" and Internet regulation.

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January 22

Premium Lock Inside Verizon: Look for growing margins in 2016, more changes

Verizon   Analysis: 2016 is shaping up to be a good year for Verizon based on internal changes, divestments, layoffs, and changes in strategy, writes Technology Business Research analyst Steve Vachon.

January 22

Premium Lock Maven is GM car-sharing name; Microsoft-Minecraft deal; Amazon smart-home ordering; Verizon's 'sponsored data'

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: GM brands its ride-sharing effort as Maven; Microsoft buys educational Minecraft; Amazon expands smart-home ordering; and Verizon joins "sponsored data" push.

January 21

Premium Lock Verizon's 4Q results beat analysts' expectations

Verizon   "Verizon embraced transformational change in 2015, and in 2016 the company has a huge opportunity to drive a new era of growth in our industry," says Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam.

January 11

Premium Lock New AT&T offer triggers question: Are unlimited data wireless plans coming back?

AT&T and DirecTV       AT&T is once again experimenting with offering unlimited data plans to smartphone customers while promoting its DirecTV service, signaling a potential reversal of industry trends toward data caps and charges for big video watchers.

January 1

Premium Lock As AT&T drops 2-year contracts, here's how providers ending phone discounts will help customers

AT&T                    AT&T will no longer offer discounted phones with two-year contracts starting Jan. 8. Before you rush out to beat the deadline, consider that you might be better off paying full price for the phone. That's because phone companies also reduce the monthly bill for voice, text and data services when you buy your own phone or bring a used one. The AP explains.

December 7, 2015

Premium Lock Report: FCC's plan for Open Internet may be 'unraveling'

FCC        In a report based on the give-and-take at last week's federal appeals court hearing regarding "net neutrality" and Internet regulation by the FCC, U.K.-based consulting firm Strand Consulting offers its analysis about where the issue stands. Is the "Open Internet" plan in trouble?

December 7, 2015

Premium Lock FCC net neutrality is regulatory overreach,' trade group says

Fiber optic network                      A key federal appeals court judge who thwarted the last push to make sure consumers get equal access to the Internet appeared open Friday to the government's revised plan. But a trade group representing Internet service providers says Internet regulation by the FCC is "regulatory overreach."

Updated December 4, 2015

Premium Lock AT&T, Verizon, others resume 'net neutrality' fight today

FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler An AT&T executive says "net neutrality" rules have forced the company to "shelve" potential new products, and the legal fight over the rules imposed by the FCC earlier this year resumes in a federal appeals court today.

December 4, 2015

Premium Lock Report: 'Net neutrality' doesn't always mean innovation

Fiber optic network                      The U.S. net neutrality debate resumes in a federal appeals court today with providers such as AT&T and Verizon fighting to overturn FCC rules implemented earlier this year. But the regulation of Internet providers isn't a battle in the U.S. alone, and a new report from a U.K. consulting firm warns that regulation has its perils.

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