Verizon Gives Home Internet Subs Free Wi-Fi

Following in the footsteps of its cable competitors and fulfilling earlier reported rumors, Verizon Communications Inc. said this week that it will give home broadband subscribers free access to its Wi-Fi hot spots. Verizon is working with hotspot aggregator Boingo Wireless to bring the footprint to its residential broadband customers. To be eligible for the […]

Verizon Offers Faster FiOS and Free Netbooks

Verizon Communications Inc. has bumped up the speeds on its starter Internet tier and will give new customers a choice of a free netbook or Flip camcorder for signing up. Most customers will see speeds increase from 10mbps to 15mbps downstream (5mbps up). In the New York City area, the bottom tier will give users […]

Verizon Earnings Down 34 Percent

Verizon Communications Inc. said Monday third-quarter net-income fell 34 percent compared to a year ago in large part because of a tax charge, but the teleco did post higher sales. Verizon earned $1.27 billion, or 44 cents a share, compared with $1.92 billion or 66 cents a share for the third quarter in 2006. The […]

Bandwave Systems To Resell Verizon

Bandwave Systems (Booth 122) announced recently that it will market the Fiber Traffic Aggregation Service (FTAS) from Verizon Internet Services Inc. to commercial clients throughout the Verizon footprint with the help of its channel partners. Bandwave has rebranded its FTAS product as Fiber Connect. It is delivered over the same network as FiOS, Verizons fiber-based […]

Verizon Profit Falls 8.4 Percent, But Sales Grow

Verizon Communications Inc. watched its first quarter profits fall 8.4 percent after investing more than $22 million in its high-speed fiber optic network during the three month period that ended March 31. The RBOC saw its net income drop from $1.63 billion, or 56 cents a share, to $1.5 billion, or 51 cents a share, […]

Disney CEO to Keynote TelecomNEXT

USTelecom announced yesterday that Robert Iger, president and CEO of the Walt Disney Co., will share his thoughts on how content providers can use new technologies to distribute programming to consumers when the communications industry meets at TelecomNEXT in March 2006. New and innovative technologies have created tremendous opportunities for content providers to deliver programming […]

Verizon Adds Programming for FiOS TV

Verizon Communications Inc. today announced more TV programming lineups as a result of five additional network agreements, whose terms were not disclosed. Verizon will carry the channels on Verizon FiOS TV, set to launch later this year. The channels are Varsity TV, produced by teens for teens; Gospel Music Channel; Soundtrack Channel; MavTV, a new […]

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