Verizon continued to expand and enhance its wireline and FiOS services in Northeast cities and towns throughout 2014, but the telco has not indicated if it would make fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) investments in any other regions.
ESPN is suing Verizon over the pay-TV company's new network bundling product, "Custom HD." In a suit filed Monday in New York Supreme Court, the Disney-owned channel says it's seeking to stop Verizon from "unfairly depriving" it of "the benefits of its bargain."
AT&T, Verizon and Windstream are among a group of Tier 1 service providers that are joining the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) to drive the next phase of the organization's Ethernet Interconnect Points (EIP) project to develop common guidelines service providers can use to interconnect their Ethernet networks when pursuing out-of-territory opportunities.
TV and radio stations owned by the Walt Disney Company and 21 st Century Fox are refusing to run commercials in New York promoting Verizon's new "Custom HD" pay-TV program bundle system, the wireless giant says.
Verizon and Level 3 have agreed to make nice. The two potentially contentious telecom players have entered into a long-term bilateral interconnection agreement to ensure "that customers on the two networks can continue to exchange data in an effective and efficient matter," said a Verizon blog post by Libby Jacobson, director of digital communications.
I put my conspiracy theory guy pants on this morning as I emailed a couple of media analysts with a half-baked theory whose time has come: In hoisting a controversial new bundling strategy that has irked its programming partners, Verizon is really working to build leverage to negotiate content rights for its upcoming wireless OTT service.
There seems to be a disconnect between Verizon's plans to break apart FiOS video bundles and the way those who provide content for those bundles feel. FiOS, as the company reported in its earnings call earlier this week, is a bright spot in the sagging wireline space and Verizon is hoping to enhance that business by giving customers more choice.
NBCUniversal and 21 st Century Fox became the latest programmers to push back on Verizon FiOS' bold new skinny program bundling strategy.
Frontier Communications has named Becky B. Potts as its new president for the telco's national region, overseeing operations in multiple states in the Midwest, Southeast and Western states.
Verizon is seeing more of its FiOS customers adopt its symmetrical 75 Mbps Quantum speed tier, a factor that's helped the telco offset an overall decline in first-quarter 2015 wireline revenue.