Verizon

  • Verizon Will Be Getting iPhone 6-Friendly Wi-Fi Calling In 2015

    Verizon Will Be Getting iPhone 6-Friendly Wi-Fi Calling In 2015

    A quick update for those trying to figure out which carriers will/won’t support the iPhone 6’s Wi-Fi calling feature anytime soon: T-Mobile is a go. AT&T will get it in 2015. Now Verizon is pledging to support it next year, too. Read More

  • Netflix Vs. Verizon Vs. Consumer: Who Wins?

    Netflix Vs. Verizon Vs. Consumer: Who Wins?

    Today’s consumer is streaming more video than ever before. Netflix alone has increased its subscribers by more than 20 million in the past two years, totaling 50 million subscribers as of Q2 2014. It’s no wonder, then, that the increase in video consumption is not without consequences for streaming services and Internet service providers (ISPs). Read More

  • Germany Nixing Verizon Contract Highlights Economic Impact Of US Spying

    Germany Nixing Verizon Contract Highlights Economic Impact Of US Spying

    The German government announced it was pulling its contract with Verizon due to fears the Internet provider was allowing U.S. agencies to spy on the government’s communications, the Associated Press reported Thursday. The news highlights the negative impact controversial government surveillance programs have on American businesses abroad. Read More

  • Verizon Confirms It Will Reconnect Data Plans For Chromebook Pixel Owners

    Verizon Confirms It Will Reconnect Data Plans For Chromebook Pixel Owners

    You’ve probably been following the news that some owners of the Google Chromebook Pixel who bought a two-year data plan with their devices had been stiffed. According to a number of complaints, users were greeted with a cancelled account screen when they tried to connect via Verizon’s data network and no one was quite certain what was going on. Read More

  • The FCC Is Investigating The Netflix-Verizon Scrap

    The FCC Is Investigating The Netflix-Verizon Scrap

    The FCC is investigating the fight between content companies and ISPs, which has seen Netflix warn its customers that Verizon’s network is “crowded” at certain times, Verizon fire back that the fault is Netflix’s, and the content company respond by making a Chris Christie-esque pronouncement that the ISP is closing lanes during rush hour. Read More

  • House Republican Efforts To Curb FCC Authority Mirror Cable Industry Lobbying

    House Republican Efforts To Curb FCC Authority Mirror Cable Industry Lobbying

    A bill introduced to the House of Representatives on Wednesday evening by Rep. Bob Latta would “limit” the FCC’s ability to regulate the telecom industry by prohibiting it from classifying broadband as a public utility under Title II of the Communications Act. Latta’s argument against regulating broadband as a public utility is that it would create… Read More

  • Netflix Inks Peering Deal With Verizon

    Netflix Inks Peering Deal With Verizon

    Netflix has signed an “interconnect agreement” with Verizon, an agreement similar in nature to the peering deal that it struck with Comcast. The deal will help Netflix get its content onto the ISPs networks. In the travails of net neutrality, this sort of peering agreement is a new frontier. Although it is acting in a diametrically opposite fashion, Netflix has written that in… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition Headed To Verizon Soon

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition Headed To Verizon Soon

    Samsung has a Developer Edition of the Galaxy S5, just as it did for the Galaxy S4 and SIII before it, and as usual it’ll have its unlocked bootloader and come at the full, unsubsidized price of around $650 or so. Thus far, the dev edition S5 is listed as a Verizon device only, in Charcoal black with “coming soon” as the only release date. The Developer edition makes it… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Sign Language

    Gillmor Gang: Sign Language

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — barely came out of the gates before John Taschek let Comcast have it, and really you need to see the visual on this one. After the salute to the internet provider, talk circled around Microsoft’s release of Office for iPad. Is it important? Well, no one on the show seemed to… Read More

  • Verizon Hopes A $100 Discount Will Drive Some Buzz For The Ho-Hum LG G Pad

    Verizon Hopes A $100 Discount Will Drive Some Buzz For The Ho-Hum LG G Pad

    LG and Verizon have today announced that the 8.3-inch LG G Pad will be available in stores starting tomorrow, March 6. Until March 10, the tablet will be available for an ultra low price of $99.99 (with a two-year contract, of course) and will then be bumped to $199.99 (still with a two-year contract). The G Pad is also available on the Play store for $349 unlocked. Read More