The suggestion that a more powerful Verizon Wireless could lead to the demise of FiOS--as first suggested in a FierceIPTV commentary--gained some market cred this week with members of the financial community.
There's increased speculation that Verizon could sell its wireline business, following its recent deal to buy Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless.
Verizon Communications' recent decision to purchase the 45 percent of Verizon Wireless that Vodafone owned for $130 billion is going to make the company more unified and allow it to become more agile and innovative, said the telco's chairman and CEO.
Verizon may be able to boost sales of video-on-demand movies by offering group discounts to FiOS TV subscribers who would receive offers based on their viewing habits, according to a U.S. patent application published Thursday.
Verizon has reversed its stance on how it will serve the western side of Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Fire Island, N.Y., announcing that it is going to bring Fiber to the Home (FTTH)-based FiOS to the island beginning next summer.
Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is going replace the wireline network infrastructure destroyed by last fall's Hurricane Sandy on New York's Fire Island with its Fiber to the Home (FTTH)-based FiOS service...
The difference between a pessimist and a realist is that a pessimist looks at every situation and sees the worst; a realist looks at every situation and knows that the worst will happen, and then predicts a timeline for when it will occur. Thus, to my realistic eyes, when Verizon acquired Vodafone's stake in Verizon Wireless, it marked the beginning of the end for FiOS as a competitive wireline tool.
Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications have convinced Dish Network to let their National Cable Communications joint venture sell local ads targeting its satellite TV subscribers.
Pay TV distributors appear to be pushing CBS Corp. to agree to shorter terms for retransmission-consent contracts, as Verizon demonstrated Thursday when it announced a three-year deal to carry CBS owned-and-operated stations on FiOS TV.
Verizon is enlisting CBS employees in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles to join the ranks of its FiOS service with "exclusive discounts and special promotions."