Transbeam, a competitive carrier serving large metro markets like New York City, may be concerned about Verizon's ongoing copper retirement efforts, but it's confident that it can work out an agreement with the ILEC.
Charter Communications' bid to acquire Time Warner Cable took another regulatory step when New York City officials signed off on the city's cable franchise transfer.
New York City officials said they have "serious concern" over the proposed $17.7 billion takeover of Cablevision by Europe's Altice NV.
Bill de Blasio, New York City's mayor, said it will invest up to $10 million to deliver free broadband service to over 16,000 residents living in five public housing developments in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens.
Not only does AT&T have New York City's parks covered with Wi-Fi, but it's in the process of rolling out AT&T Wi-Fi Passpoint that incorporates Hotspot 2.0 technology.
Verizon is facing another call for FiOS in New York City, this time from a group of elected officials and residents in the Bronx borough's Co-Op City development, where 72 percent of the residents are interested in getting the FTTH-based service.
Verizon told the New York Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions in a hearing this week that it invested over $1.8 billion in the state's wireline and wireless networks in 2014, refuting criticism that it has not lived up to its buildout commitments.
As Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and others work to bolster their cellular networks in the heart of the Big Apple, they are now facing another competitor: New York City, which this week began offering public access to its small but growing network of LinkNYC-branded public Wi-Fi hotspots.
Workers have started installing the first LinkNYC access points in New York City. The Verge reported spotting an installation outside a small Starbucks at 15th Street and 3rd Avenue, near Manhattan's Union Square.
New York City is known for being a tough town to outfit with wireless coverage due to its soaring skyscrapers and dense population. But as wireless operators look for ways of densifying their networks to accommodate skyrocketing mobile broadband growth, city officials are seeing a potential revenue opportunity in using light poles to house small cells.