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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 ...

Netflix Streaming on FiOS Got Worse, Even After Their Deal

Netflix Streaming on FiOS Got Worse, Even After Their Deal

When Netflix agreed to pay Comcast for a direct connection to the ISP's network, video performance improved immediately. Verizon subscribers aren't so lucky. Although Netflix and Verizon confirmed on April 28 that they had struck a paid peering deal, performance continued to drop in May and could remain poor for months ...

Verizon Sends Netflix a Cease-and-Desist Over Streaming Warnings

Verizon Sends Netflix a Cease-and-Desist Over Streaming Warnings

Verizon has sent Netflix a cease and desist order demanding that it stop presenting its subscribers with messages that blame Verizon's network for poor streaming performance. Netflix's messages are actively meant to knock Verizon — among other service providers — that it alleges have been hurting streaming quality, ...

Netflix (Still) Isn’t Happy With Verizon’s Streaming Speeds

Netflix (Still) Isn’t Happy With Verizon’s Streaming Speeds

Earlier this year, Netflix signed a Web traffic deal with Comcast, then complained about it. Here’s a new version of the story: In April, Netflix signed a Web traffic deal with Verizon. Now it is telling some of its customers that Verizon’s pipes — and, presumably, other ISP’s as well — aren’t up to snuff. Last ...

Verizon Wireless’s XLTE Doubles 4G LTE Bandwidth in High Traffic Areas

Verizon Wireless’s XLTE Doubles 4G LTE Bandwidth in High Traffic Areas

Verizon Wireless on Monday announced the next step in delivering the best high-speed data experience available on any wireless network in the U.S.: XLTE. XLTE is Verizon’s new way to give its customers the benefits of even more capacity by delivering faster peak data speeds and a minimum of double the bandwidth to 4G ...

New Verizon FiOS Customers Can Get a Free LG LTE Tablet

New Verizon FiOS Customers Can Get a Free LG LTE Tablet

Verizon announced on Monday that new FiOS TV or FiOS Internet customers who sign up for a new, two-year agreement will receive a free LG G Pad 8.3 LTE tablet -- or up to $200 off any other tablet available from Verizon Wireless. The offer is also available for existing customers who add new service to their ...

Reports: Verizon to Announce Plans to Double LTE Speeds in Cities

Reports: Verizon to Announce Plans to Double LTE Speeds in Cities

Verizon has been widening its LTE data pipes for months, and it now looks like the carrier is ready to take full advantage of that extra headroom. An early TV ad and details from both Droid-Life and @evleaks have revealed plans to offer its improved 4G speeds under the "XLTE" banner. Reportedly, the badging represents a ...