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Posts tagged “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 launched a year ago      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

November 17, 2014

Premium Lock Verizon keeps its 'super cookies' to track smartphones

Verizon   Verizon Wireless, the country's largest mobile firm, said Friday it still uses this type of tracking, known as "super cookies." Verizon spokeswoman Debra Lewis said business and government customers don't have the code inserted. There has been no evidence that Sprint and T-Mobile have used such codes.

October 29, 2014

Premium Lock T-Mobile's 'Un-carrier' strategy keeps delivering new customers

T-Mobile touts its network coverage Inside T-Mobile's earnings: Technology Business Research analyst Eric Costa says T-Mobile is adding the most retail customers among the big wireless carriers due to its "Un-carrier" strategy. What's that? Costa explains.

October 23, 2014

Premium Lock Inside AT&T's earnings: Still trailing Verizon but positioning for long-term growth

Earnings    Inside AT&T's earnings report: AT&T's 2Q14 results are promising heading into 4Q14, with solid subscriber and wireless revenue growth. Both the wireless and U-verse subscriber bases continued to gain traction in 3Q14 and will continue to propel the operator forward to challenge Verizon for the top position in the U.S. market, writes Eric Costa of Technology Business Research.

October 22, 2014

Premium Lock Stormy weather: Verizon shifts cloud strategy toward hybrid IT

Verizon   Analysis: Limited penetration, increasing competition and low margins in the public cloud market drive Verizon to realign its cloud portfolio, writes Jillian Mirandi of Technology Business Research.

August 19, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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, 2014

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.

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