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  • Verizon sues Time Warner over misleading anti-FiOS commercial: See it for yourself

    Cable companies’ ads are typically woeful, but misleading? That’s unthinkable. Or is it? Not if you ask Verizon. And, please, do, they’d love to hear from you. Verizon filed suit today against Time Warner, Internet darling, claiming that one of its ads is a pack of lies. You can see the ad for yourself right up there. Verizon says the ad misrepresents its FTTP service, FiOS… Read More

  • Verizon to add hella on-demand HD content to FiOS service

    Verizon to add hella on-demand HD content to FiOS service

    If you live in a neighborhood serviced by Verizon’s FiOS, you should send them a fruitcake for Xmas. Or cookies. Or something, as FiOS is expected to have a library of over 1000 shows and movies on-demand in HD by the end of next year, much of it free. This is troubling to cable TV providers, as they’ve traditionally been the monopoly in the HD delivery marketplace. While… Read More

  • Verizon FiOS hits 50 megabits per second in some areas

    Verizon FiOS hits 50 megabits per second in some areas

    I remember my first week of college way back in 1997 and the weird adrenaline rush I got the moment my brand new Pentium 166 (with MMX extensions) first connected to the school’s high speed network. The change from a 33.6 modem to a high speed internet connection was exhilarating. I felt like burning a cigarette into my forearm. I was alive. Read More

  • Verizon's FiOS TV 2.0 Begins Its Slow Rollout

    Verizon's FiOS TV 2.0 Begins Its Slow Rollout


    Groundbreaking! Hey, John, I like FiOS. Nuts to your crazy, East Asian “technology,” OK? Now, thanks to Zatz, I can look (no touching!) at FiOS TV 2.0, what the kids will call IMG. The jazzed up interface++, which now includes super helpful widgets and a free hard drive space indicator(!), is currently available in select FiOS neighborhoods. Verizon is expected to announce… Read More

  • Quadruple-Play From Verizon

    Quadruple-Play From Verizon

    Telecommunications Industry News is reporting that Verizon Communications has announced plans to offer quadruple play telecom services, which would include voice, broadband, Intenet and wireless in a single package. This four services assault would allow Verizon, which is currently the second largest incumbent telephone operator in the US, to gain an advantage over cable operators such as… Read More

  • Verizon Ready for Battle

    Verizon Ready for Battle

    Michael McKeehan, Verizon director of Internet and technology, declared today at FTTH that Verizon’s FiOS is ready for whatever bandwidths its competitors ramp up to. “If they offer 6Mbps, we go a bit better. We don’t see the need to ramp up the speeds just yet,” said McKeehan. The problem that I see, is an availability that comparatively is more limited than other… Read More

  • Cable Has Enough Bandwidth to Combat Fiber to Homes

    Your cable modem is about to get speedier. A new report suggests that cable providers have figured out a way to resequence the data traveling through their network to increase available throughput to speeds rivaling the fiber connections to homes that are already being rolled out. Where’s all this new space coming from, a wise geek may ask? The soon-to-be-abandoned analog television… Read More

  • Lafayette Fiber Case Going to State Supreme Court

    Lafayette Fiber Case Going to State Supreme Court

    Being from Louisiana, I kind of always thought of Lafayette as one of the most backward cities in the country. The only reason I ever went there was for the cheap booze (did I mention that I’m from Louisiana?). So why am I excited to hear the latest news coming out of the ass-crack of the south? The city has been trying to get fiber run citywide for over a year now, and the guys in… Read More

  • Tenvera Brings Fiber Home

    Tenvera Brings Fiber Home

    Tennessee-based company Tenvera has developed a relatively affordable way to put fiber in the home (FITH). The benefit of this is clear, as fiber to the home becomes more-and-more widespread, the shoddiness of your old indoor copper wiring will be more apparent than ever. Tenvera calls its new FITH product, “System 5″ and it is estimated to be available for roughly two to three… Read More