Six months after Verizon hiked the fees for its FiOS Internet service, rival Cablevision said Thursday that it will increase the fees for its Optimum Online product by $5 in 2013.
Lowell McAdam, CEO of Verizon Communications, on Tuesday revealed that the telco will replace the decades-old copper wires that were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy with fiber.
Five multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs)--AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS, Cablevision, Dish Network and DirecTV--have lined up to deliver an American Express-branded digital channel that the credit card company is using to promote its capabilities.
Verizon struck a broad carriage deal with Comcast's NBCUniversal subsidiary that the company said will allow it to deliver live and on-demand programming from NBC, CNBC and other networks to FiOS TV subscribers both in and out of the home.
A week after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Northeast, Verizon's technicians have made "strong progress in reconnecting service for customers," the company said in a news release issued today. But there is still more to do.
Network service providers, network operators and builders are meeting in Las Vegas from Oct. 24 to Oct. 26 to discuss the latest trends and future of the broadband industry. The conference features panels with industry experts, keynote speakers and the TelcoTV vision awards. FierceIPTV editor Jim Barthold is attending the conference and will provide continuing coverage from the event. Check back on this page throughout this week for complete coverage of the show.
No one really came out and said it at last week's SCTE Cable Tec Expo in Orlando--at least not publicly--but cable's move to DOCSIS 3.1 while the DOCSIS 3.0 rollout is still nascent could happen only because the competition has either given up or gone away.
Verizon on Wednesday reported that it had its third consecutive quarter of double-digit growth year-over-year, with total operational revenues in the third quarter of $29 billion, up 3.9 percent from Q3 2011.
Verizon FiOS (East Region), DirecTV (South Region), WOW! (North Central Region) and Dish Network (West Region) ranked highest in customer satisfaction among subscribers surveyed by J.D. Power and Associates for its 2012 U.S. Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction Study.
Cablevision, AT&T and DirecTV are deploying smarter IPGs that rely on technology such as recommendation engines and voice recognition to make it easier for subscribers to find programming they may be interested in.