Tagged with: Verizon

Verizon’s CEO Thinks Netflix Will Pay Them for Smoother Streaming, Too

Verizon’s CEO Thinks Netflix Will Pay Them for Smoother Streaming, Too

It was revealed over the weekend that Netflix and Comcast had struck a historic deal: for the first time the streaming-video service would pay the cable giant in order to ensure that the huge volume of data it was sending would arrive swiftly and smoothly in customers' homes. This came after months of Netflix traffic ...

The FCC is Again Trying to Save Net Neutrality

The FCC is Again Trying to Save Net Neutrality

The FCC has announced its intention to pursue a new version of the Open Internet order that was struck down by a judge last month. In a statement, agency chair Tom Wheeler says that he will begin taking public input on an updated set of net neutrality rules. The FCC will not pursue an appeal in the case it lost against ...

Verizon Wireless Officially Launches MORE Everything Plan

Verizon Wireless Officially Launches MORE Everything Plan

Verizon Wireless on Thursday launched its MORE Everything plan, which connects the tools and services consumers want and need when they use their devices to do anything that needs getting done.  The MORE program promises more data, more messaging, more storage and more Edge. MORE brings a suite of free benefits, as well ...

Report: Verizon’s ‘More Everything’ Offers More Data for Less Money, Launches Thursday

Report: Verizon’s ‘More Everything’ Offers More Data for Less Money, Launches Thursday

The big US carriers are currently falling all over themselves to tweak their plan offerings to be more competitive with each other. After changing the upgrade window of its Edge plans last month, Verizon is now preparing to offer more data on some plans, reduced prices for Edge customers, and more. The More Everything ...

Netflix: Verizon Isn’t Slowing Down Our Streams

Netflix: Verizon Isn’t Slowing Down Our Streams

A federal court may have given the pipe guys clearance to start slowing down Web services like Netflix. But so far, that’s not happening, Netflix says. That update comes to us via a note from J.P. Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth, who says he’s been talking to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells, and they told him ...

Verizon Denies Report of Netflix Throttling

Verizon Denies Report of Netflix Throttling

Have U.S. Internet users’ worst fears just been realized? A new report from iScan Online programmer David Raphael claims to confirm that Verizon, which you might recall helped lead the charge against net neutrality regulations, has begun limiting the bandwidth utilized by certain websites for its FiOS Internet ...

Super Bowl XLVIII Attendees Used 1.9 Terabytes of Data

Super Bowl XLVIII Attendees Used 1.9 Terabytes of Data

The Seattle Seahawks may have run up the score on the Denver Broncos on Sunday night to win Super Bowl XLVIII, but their 42 points were far from the biggest number at MetLife Stadium. According to Verizon Wireless, which closely monitored the network throughout the afternoon and evening, attendees set data connection and ...

Verizon Just Made it Cheaper to Talk to Friends and Family Overseas

Verizon Just Made it Cheaper to Talk to Friends and Family Overseas

If you like to text friends and family overseas, you know that it can be expensive -- US carriers frequently charge either per text or for blocks of messages that aren't always enough. Pricing won't be a problem if you sign up for Verizon's new World Messaging Unlimited plan, though. As the name implies, the $5 add-on lets ...

Verizon Publishes First Transparency Report, Reveals 320,000 Requests

Verizon Publishes First Transparency Report, Reveals 320,000 Requests

As promised, Verizon has released a tally of the requests it receives from law enforcement at all levels, counting a total of 321,545 requests for customer subscription information, phone numbers, or content like text messages and emails. These requests are split between court orders, warrants, and emergency requests, each ...

70 Percent of Verizon’s Activated Devices are Smartphones

70 Percent of Verizon’s Activated Devices are Smartphones

It wasn’t that long ago that smartphones were a niche product. They were bought almost exclusively by nerds and nerdy businesspeople. But that time is long gone. In Verizon’s most recent financial earnings report, the telecommunications giant touts that 70% of the devices on its retail postpaid network are smartphones. ...