Syracuse, N.Y., is tired of waiting for its two local service providers Verizon and Time Warner Cable to give it better broadband service so Mayor Stephanie Miner is investigating how the city could build its own fiber-based broadband network.
Verizon is reportedly planning to use its 4G LTE mobile wireless network to deliver cable TV programming within a year.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that just because other wireless carriers also throttle customers' data speeds does not mean that Verizon Wireless is in the clear in doing so for some of its customers on legacy unlimited data plans. He said he is concerned that such plans have commercial motives and indicated that the FCC has asked all Tier 1 carriers about their throttling practices.
The second quarter earnings season for wireless has come to a close, so now it's time to see how the nation's top wireless carriers stacked up against each other in terms of key metrics.
Verizon has inked a deal with Smith Micro to use the company's NetWise data and device management product for an undisclosed service. Smith Micro said it expects revenues from its new Verizon contract to start rolling in in the fourth quarter.
Stu Elby, one of Verizon's key technologists, has taken up new digs at Infinera, where he will serve as the optical vendor's vice president of cloud network strategy and technology.
Verizon Wireless said in a letter to the FCC that its new "network optimization" policy on its LTE network is "a measured and fair step" that will ensure that heavy wireless data users "not disadvantage all others in the sharing of network resources during times of high demand." The carrier also said the practice is widely used among wireless carriers.
Windstream is enhancing its bond with its managed service customer base by making Avaya's Aura Unified Communications (UC) solution as a cloud-based offering available on a national basis via its Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) product.
Verizon's Digital Media Services (VDMS) unit is enhancing its own move into the online video space by establishing a strategic alliance with white-label video management provider thePlatform, reports FierceOnlineVideo.
Windstream got the attention of the telecom world and financial community on Tuesday when it announced that it would spin off parts of its network assets into an independent Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Not surprisingly, this development quickly fueled speculation that other service providers could, or are considering, a similar move.