Verizon says that the thousands of replacement workers it has dispatched during the current wireline worker strike is helping it close the installation and repair gap for FiOS and other wireline services.
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) union, along with public interest groups Common Cause and Public Knowledge, are accusing Verizon of threatening to shut off DSL and copper services for customers if they don't move over to Verizon's fiber network.
Verizon is facing new accusations from the CWA and two consumer advocacy groups which claim that the telco continues to threaten to cut off service to DSL and legacy voice customers unless they switch to fiber.
Frontier Communications is moving ahead with its integration of the Verizon properties it purchased in California, Florida and Texas, but that process will result in some near-term dips in broadband additions.
Verizon has deployed thousands of re-directed and temporary employees to fill in holes, as a strike by unionized wireline workers drags on.
The nation's five largest mobile carriers are backing an initiative that would help them to share information and fix network outages during disasters and other emergencies.
Say what you will of the finger-pointing and name-calling that has come to typify T-Mobile US executives, especially Twitter rock star CEO John Legere, but last week, they kind of nailed it.
Shares of America Movíl plunged nearly 12 percent last week after the carrier posted a disappointing quarter including a 17 percent year-over-year decline in EBITDA. The company lost 458,000 U.S. customers during the quarter, primarily under its TracFone and SafeLink brands, and its U.S. revenue of $1.8 billion was down 3.3 percent from the prior year.
While Verizon boasts how it has deployed LTE Broadcast (LTE-B) technology throughout its LTE footprint, its biggest rival, AT&T, isn't so gung-ho about it.
The incentive auction of prized 600 MHz spectrum still faces some major challenges, but the FCC is clearly off to a good start.