MA: Verizon under fire for FiOS

Posted on March 25, 2008 - 7:07am.

from: The Sun Chronicle

Verizon under fire for FiOS
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 1:05 AM EDT

Verizon has been under fire in recent months from critics who question why the company’s rollout of FiOS, its new fiber-optic cable television and Internet service, has mostly ignored Massachusetts’ cities, including Attleboro, Boston and Brockton, in favor of suburbs.

( categories: MASSACHUSETTS | Verizon )

Verizon to New England: Bye-Bye

Posted on March 17, 2008 - 10:11pm.

from: Computer World

Verizon to New England: Bye-Bye

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March 12, 2008
By Robert L. Mitchell

It looks like the Verizon selloff of its Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont landline business to FairPoint Communications is a done deal. All three states have given their approval, with conditions. That deal will have a huge impact on the evolution of high speed broadband in Northern New England.

( categories: Verizon )

Verizon Gets Cozy With P2P File Sharers

Posted on March 15, 2008 - 10:41am.

from: NY Times

Verizon Gets Cozy With P2P File - Sharers

Published: March 14, 2008

Filed at 2:09 p.m. ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- Peer-to-peer file sharing, the primary vehicle for online piracy, has been as unpopular with Internet service providers as it has been popular with users.

( categories: Verizon )

MA: Paying a bundle for cable upgrade

Posted on February 29, 2008 - 6:04pm.

Note: Unlike AT&T, Verizon doesn't demand public interest concessions via state video franchises before upgrading their network, in fact Verizon seems to have had no problem negotiating hundreds of local franchises in MA, PA and NY. Perhaps AT&T should attend a communications seminar at Verizon?


( categories: AT&T | MASSACHUSETTS | Verizon )

IN: Blind Alleys

Posted on February 29, 2008 - 5:58pm.

from: Riedel Communications

Friday, February 29, 2008
Blind Alleys

There are people who have contributed greatly to your personal welfare that you will never hear about. One of those is Marston Bates. He studied mosquitoes in South America and his work improved the understanding of yellow fever. You gotta like a guy like that, somebody who does original and actual research. Bates didn’t take himself too seriously either. He is attributed with saying “Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.”

( categories: AT&T | Comcast | INDIANA | State Franchises | Verizon )

In Comcast vs. Verizon, Comcast is Down Two Counts

Posted on February 28, 2008 - 9:50am.

from: Drew Clark

In Comcast vs. Verizon, Comcast is Down Two Counts
February 27th, 2008 · No Comments

By Drew Clark

Dominance in the broadband market is a battle of both technology and politics. Right now Comcast, America’s leading cable company, is losing on both counts.

( categories: Comcast | FCC | Net Neutrality | Verizon )

PA: FiOS: Nearing Full Speed

Posted on February 26, 2008 - 8:19am.

from: The Inquirer

FiOS: Nearing Full Speed
Posted on Sun, Feb. 24, 2008

By Bob Fernandez
Inquirer Staff Writer

Two years ago, Gus Gadonas saw the Verizon lineman stringing fiber-optic FiOS wires through his neighborhood in East Pikeland Township, Chester County. He ordered the new FiOS high-speed Internet service right away.

( categories: PENNSYLVANIA | Verizon )

Cable Prepares an Answer to FiOS

Posted on February 22, 2008 - 1:09pm.

from: Wall Street Journal

Cable Prepares an Answer to FiOS

From Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2008
By Vishesh Kumar

Stung by the success of phone companies in selling packages of TV and high-speed Internet services, the cable industry is getting close to launching a counteroffensive — an inexpensive new technology that dramatically boosts Internet connection speeds.

( categories: Telcos | Comcast | Time Warner | Verizon )

PA: Cable TV Oversight Could Shift To State

Posted on February 7, 2008 - 9:27pm.


Cable TV Oversight Could Shift To State
posted 6:38 pm Thu February 07, 2008 -

The State House Consumer Affairs Committee is considering a bill that would eliminate the local franchise agreements for cable TV companies. Instead the State Public Utility commission would deal with cable. Norman Stanton of Halifax wants to dump dial-up internet service because his wife is taking online college courses. "Every time she starts her homework," says Stanton, "You're knocked off the dial-up. So we have to have a high-speed internet." Stanton ordered Comcast high speed internet more than month ago. He got a bill but getting his high speed installed has been slow. "Every time you call you talk to somebody different," says Stanton. "And nobody knows what the other one said." Stanton also complained to his local borough about Comcast but a state lawmaker wants to change all that.

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