A Google-Verizon marriage would be the largest corporate merger ever, dwarfing the $164 billion AOL-Time Warner merger in 2000. I have no idea if Google and Verizon are discussing a merger. But here are 10 points to consider, including reasons why the deal makes sense and signs that it could actually happen.
In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom profiles eight up-and-coming executives in the wireline segment of the telecom industry.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to craft a new set of net neutrality rules that will prohibit broadband providers from throttling bandwidth or blocking Internet content from over-the-top providers like Netflix of Amazon, reports The Washington Post.
The Wireless Broadband Alliance, an industry coalition that includes Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cisco, plans to run a demonstration of new Wi-Fi roaming technology at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
In today's spotlight, FierceOnlineVideo takes a look at the technology vendors who are scoring business from Comcast and NBCUniversal's coverage of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Nielsen reversed its decision to include viewers who rely solely on broadband Internet connections to consume video in its ratings sample, in a victory for the National Association of Broadcasters and the local TV stations that it represents.
Vodafone Ireland is in talks with Irish utility Electricity Supply Board (ESB) about jointly building a Greenfield $545 million fiber to the premises (FTTP) network that would serve 450,000 homes and businesses.
Cable overbuilder Grande Communications said it'll soon launch a 1-Gig wideband Internet service in Austin, Texas. The company will charge just $65 monthly for the product.
Verizon has stopped accepting orders for its Home Monitoring and Control product, and will only allow FiOS customers who already subscribe to the $9.99 monthly service to continue using it, a spokesman said Monday.
Verizon is no longer offering customers who subscribe to both its FiOS and Verizon Wireless services $10 monthly discounts for agreeing to have charges for both services placed on one monthly bill, spokesman Bob Elek said Monday.