Verizon is having significant issues with their FiOS services and wireless services across Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. Verizon customers first started noticing the outage — which mostly impacted Internet service, but also TV and wireless service — at about 7 p.m. Sunday. Verizon officials say service issue was fixed just after midnight Monday. – CBSLocal Although Verizon claims to have fixed the issues, I can personally attest to continued problems across the board (I live in Arlington, VA). One look on twitter can see that I am not alone. Additionally, Verizon’s outage map shows service problems throughout the D.C. area. DownDetector
DailyTech Last May, Level 3 noted that six of the largest Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) were intentionally creating points of “permanent congestion” by refusing to upgrade their side of transit-operator facing connection links which can only be resolved through direct interconnection payments to the ISP’s. Yet, Verizon and other ISP’s have consistently denied that any slowdown issues are their fault. Over the last month, Verizon and Netflix have intensified their public peering and interconnection fight. Verizon has recently taken to their blog to deny that the Netflix issues are absolutely not due to any congestion. TekSyndicate In their blog post, Verizon stated that they had…
Verizon, Qualcomm and Ericsson are planning to conduct field trials where they will all share spectrum currently owned by the US government so that the companies can expand their wireless network capacity. Verizon, Qualcomm and Ericsson plan to test a large section of 3.5 GHz spectrum which is usually assigned to military radar applications. All three companies have filed applications with the FCC to conduct the field trials. In the long term, Verizon says, this spectrum could be used for high-demand areas such as “stadiums, college campuses, or airports.” As FierceWireless notes, the FCC plans to authorize new spectrum-sharing techniques to open up the 3.5 GHz band for wireless…
MotherJones Yesterday was supposed to be the end of the first round of public comments on the upcoming network neutrality rules. Due to the massive number of comments submitted, the FCC’s website was not able to handle the surge of last minute comments. As of Tuesday, there were about nearly 800,000 comments and counting. Because of the FCC site going down, the deadline for the first round of comments has been extended to Friday.The FCC has stated that they will field another round of public input in September before the rules get finalized. VentureBreak Even with such a high number of overall comments, this…
Android 4.4.4 has been making its way to devices across the world for almost a month now, and now it’s time for the latest devices in the Motorola DROID lineup to join the party.
In the last year, wireless carriers have been moving towards including streaming music plans to their service in order to entice customers to stay with them.
In a report from Moffett Nathanson, he notes that any change of definition will ‘skew’ penetration statistics due to a significantly drop in the number of people who have what is deemed as broadband under the new definition (due to so many having slow DSL connections or worse).
In essence, the LG G Vista is a phone for those who don’t need much power from their smartphones, yet like abnormally large displays. Will you get it?
Verizon offers the G3 for $99 on contract, half of what the device costs on rival AT&T, or for $599 unlocked. You can also get it on the Verizon Edge installment plan, for $29.99 per month.
AT&T and Verizon have been matching each other for years now as a good duopoly should do. When Verizon offered a cheap unlimited calling plan, AT&T countered with one too. When AT&T switched to tiered data, Verizon had a similar plan unveiled shortly.