Verizon is going to pay $5 million to settle an FCC inquiry into whether the service provider's rural customers could receive long distance or wireless calls to their traditional POTS phones.
The Obama administration has decided to rethink a proposal to employ a third-party, non-government entity to gather U.S. telephone call data currently collected by the National Security Agency, reports Reuters, citing unnamed security official sources.
CenturyLink has made a plea to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee to reform the 1992 Cable Act so new entrants in the video services race can more effectively negotiate prices for content.
Verizon is giving customers who use its FiOS Quantum Gateway something to smile about with a suite of guest Wi-Fi and enhanced parental controls.
Verizon continues to be a victim of copper theft, suffering over 12 incidents in its Southern California market alone in recent months.
Verizon Communications added 116,000 FiOS video subscribers in the fourth quarter, a 26 percent year-over-year uptick, upping its total video subscriber base to 5.6 million.
Verizon reported that strong consumer services and FiOS revenues helped the telco ease the pain of an overall decline in wireline revenues during the fourth quarter.
Verizon has furthered the capabilities of 100G by deploying the technology on its network in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, connecting these three locations in one of the highest growth regions it serves today.
A lot of the comments filed on the FCC's Notice of Inquiry (NOI) into the use of spectrum bands above 24 GHz were positive, praising the commission for launching the proceeding to investigate potential opportunities for using millimeter wave (mmW) bands to accelerate 5G services. But many interested parties are calling for caution as well, especially when it comes to framing rules around the use of the mmW bands.
Verizon announced its new "Verizon Vehicle" connected-car service that is designed to provide roadside assistance, vehicle monitoring and other services to the roughly 200 million older cars on the road today that cannot connect to a wireless network. The product is scheduled to launch April 10 and will cost $14.99 per month ($12.99 per month for each additional vehicle) with a two-year contract.