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Verizon to Throttle its Heaviest Unlimited Data Users at Congested Times

Verizon to Throttle its Heaviest Unlimited Data Users at Congested Times

Verizon Wireless has been trying to coax its remaining unlimited data customers onto its tiered plans for years, and starting this fall it’s providing one more disincentive to remain with its grandfathered all-you-can-eat plans. On October 1, Verizon will start throttling back LTE speeds on its heaviest unlimited-plan ...

The FCC Tells ISPs it is Watching Their ‘Speed Promises’

The FCC Tells ISPs it is Watching Their ‘Speed Promises’

U.S. communications regulators on Wednesday reminded Internet service providers to promise consumers only the speed and quality of service that they actually deliver, or face penalties. In an advisory, the Federal Communications Commission urged both fixed and wireless Internet service providers (ISPs) to comply with ...

HTC’s One remix, a Smaller Form-Factor of HTC’s Flagship Phone, is Now Available at Verizon

HTC’s One remix, a Smaller Form-Factor of HTC’s Flagship Phone, is Now Available at Verizon

The HTC One (M8) is an awesome phone -- its metal design, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and dual front speakers are all standout features. But if you've wanted the device -- and just wished it was in a different size -- your wish has been granted with the new compact HTC One remix. The remix was made with selfie ...

Verizon Boosts FiOS Upload Speeds to Match Download Speeds (for Free)

Verizon Boosts FiOS Upload Speeds to Match Download Speeds (for Free)

In a rare show of generosity from an Internet service provider, Verizon plans to boost FiOS upload speeds to match customers' download speeds at no extra charge. ISPs typically offer much slower uploads compared to downloads. Under Verizon's previous plan, for instance, customers with 15 Mbps downloads only received 5 Mbps ...

Verizon’s ‘Smart Rewards’ to Offer Discounts and Verizon Deals

Verizon’s ‘Smart Rewards’ to Offer Discounts and Verizon Deals

Verizon already has the most loyal customers in the mobile industry, but it aims to make its service a bit stickier to its customers. On Thursday, Verizon is launching a rewards program, which will give customers points for paying their bills on time or using its online customer service portal. It’s not like an airline ...

Netflix Wants the FCC to Re-Classify Verizon and Comcast as Public Utilities

Netflix Wants the FCC to Re-Classify Verizon and Comcast as Public Utilities

Netflix came out swinging in its submission to the FCC over proposed internet “fast lanes,” arguing Wednesday that this would be a bad idea and that the agency should instead focus on forcing broadband providers to deliver the speeds they promise to their customers. In its 28-page filing, which coincides with the close ...

Netflix, Verizon FiOS and (More) Utter Helplessness

Netflix, Verizon FiOS and (More) Utter Helplessness

I pay Verizon FiOS about $163 a month for internet and TV service. I’ve been a Netflix customer for close to six years now. Yet even with my financial loyalty to both of these companies, I can’t watch a movie on Netflix while I eat dinner. Thanks, net neutrality! Okay, to be fair, I can watch a movie on Netflix at ...

Netflix Performance on FiOS Dropped Another 17 Percent in June

Netflix Performance on FiOS Dropped Another 17 Percent in June

Verizon Internet customers who want to watch Netflix at high quality and without interruption just can't catch a break. While Comcast subscribers saw near-immediate speed improvements after Netflix paid for a direct connection to the Comcast network, Netflix performance on Verizon remains poor—and it's getting worse. ...

Verizon Blames Netflix for Ongoing Network Congestion

Verizon Blames Netflix for Ongoing Network Congestion

It’s been 10 weeks since Verizon and Netflix struck a deal in which Netflix will pay the ISP for a direct connection to its network. Yet customers are still complaining about bad performance. The reason is that Verizon and Netflix haven’t set up enough connections to make much of a difference, and Verizon has said work ...

World Cup Tips Help You Use Your Cell Phone Abroad

World Cup Tips Help You Use Your Cell Phone Abroad

Soccer fans around the world would rather be in Brazil right now than anywhere else. But most will stay home for the 2014 World Cup. If you're not spending the next month in Brazil, you can still catch every game, no matter where you are. WatchESPN will live-stream all 64 games, available both online and on your mobile ...