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Verizon's Fire Island FTTH move shows demand for wireline bandwidth

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 to take FTTH to Hurricane-ravaged Fire Island, NY

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...

More powerful Verizon Wireless could doom FiOS

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.

Dish teams with Comcast, TWC, Cox to sell targeted ads

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.

Verizon pact shows terms for CBS retrans deals getting shorter

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 pushes FiOS to CBS employees as Time Warner Cable feud continues

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."

LRG: Top cable operators lost 555K video subs in Q2 2013

While AT&T U-verse TV and Verizon FiOS TV added 373,000 net new subscribers combined in the second quarter, the top nine cable operators lost 555,000 subscribers during the period, Leichtman Research Group said Monday.

Baltimore checks out broadband possibilities beyond Comcast

Baltimore is a city stuck in the middle many times. When it comes to broadband, its proximity to Philadelphia--Comcast's hometown--and the nation's capital in Washington, D.C.,Baltimore can have a bit of a chip on its shoulder.

FiOS steps in as Time Warner Cable, CBS feud

Rather than cutting the cord, Time Warner Cable customers are apparently running to another wireline provider--Verizon FiOS--to get their TV fix as their service provider and CBS thrash out a nasty retransmission dispute.

Verizon eyes lasers as possible replacement for 'unsightly coaxial cable' in subscriber homes

Verizon could one day rely on laser transmitters to deliver video to multiple rooms in FiOS TV subscriber homes, according to technology it disclosed in a patent application published Thursday.