Frontier has consolidated and updated its Billing and Operational Support Systems (B/OSS) in FiOS FTTH systems in Oregon, Washington, South Carolina and Indiana using Enhanced Telecommunications Software Solutions' (ETI) technology.
Verizon will pay out more than $500 million ($510 million and change, to be exact) to settle a pair of lawsuits filed against its FiOS TV service. The deep-pocketed telco will pay TiVo more than $250.4 million in a DVR dispute and cloud TV developer ActiveVideo more than $260 million in a VoD spat.
Verizon has reached tentative three-year contract agreements with its two primary wireline unions--the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
Fran Shammo, CFO and VP of Verizon, said that if customers want their FiOS Fiber to the Premises (FTTP), they should pay a premium.
The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council told Verizon it should modify its broadband advertising "to avoid conveying the falsely disparaging, unsupported message that Internet service provided by cable companies is significantly slower than Verizon's fiber-optic FiOS service."
Verizon on Wednesday said it has restored fiber services that were disrupted on Aug. 27 in Lawrence, Mass. due to a fire that knocked out services for about 7,000 customers.
As expected, the Justice Department has given Verizon FiOS a fighting chance against its cable competitors—whether it wants it or not.
Verizon and its cable partners won't be able to market their cable and wireless service wares in markets where the telco currently offers FiOS, the Dept. of Justice ruled on Thursday.
While it's clear that Verizon wants to use its new partnerships with its long-time foe the cable operator to extend its video reach, it still has plenty of ideas on to improve its FiOS service.
While most cable and satellite TV providers are reporting that they lost basic video subscribers during the second quarter, Cablevision said its video subscriber count remained flat during the quarter and that it grew high-speed Internet and telephone customers.