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Please, Sir, May I Have Another?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Bruce Kushnick

For the last 20 years, the nation's major telecom companies have been playing the public and regulatory officials for fools. Now they're claiming they shouldn't be obliged to provide affordable landline service to everyone anymore, as they take the money and run to wireless.

Verizon Will Now Charge You A Fee To Upgrade

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 04.11.2012 | Technology

-- Verizon Wireless, the country's largest cellphone company, says it will start charging $30 every time a subscriber wants to upgrade to a new phone...

Who Are Detroit's Everyday Heroes?

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.28.2012 | Detroit

People working every day to help their communities in Detroit too rarely get large-scale attention for their efforts. But several groups in Detroit ca...

Verizon Promises Something Big

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 06.04.2012 | Technology

As if the wait for the latest iPad hasn't been painful enough, the current look of Verizon Wireless' webpage is like rubbing salt in the wound. On ...

Verizon's Wireless Broadband Goes Country

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 05.06.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Wireless on Tuesday announced a version of its wireless broadband service that's designed for use in rural and remote homes ...

No Letup on Big Telecom and Big Media Companies Behaving Badly

Art Brodsky | Posted 04.25.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The idea of big companies continuing to control their markets, and control the behavior of consumers, continues to march on. Even now, two major deals are proceeding apace, one in telecom and one in the entertainment world.

Verizon 4G Network Down Yet Again

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 02.22.2012 | Technology

UPDATE: A Verizon spokesperson emailed The Huffington Post just before 1 p.m. to say that this morning's 4G network issues have been resolved. ___ ...

Getting Ready for Super (Amoled) Bowl on Sunday (video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

They may be small, but new smart phones with super Amoled screens have displays equaling big-screen TV's for watching Sunday's Super Bowl, says Pe...

An AT&T/Verizon Story: Why Nothing Is Ever 'Over' in Washington

Art Brodsky | Posted 04.01.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

On the menu are AT&T's failed takeover of T-Mobile, a bill to set rules for spectrum auctions, a payroll tax bill pending in Congress, a bill to change FCC procedures, and Verizon's planned collaboration with Comcast and other cable companies.

Verizon Resists Info Requests In $4 Billion Deal

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Wireless and its cable partners are willing to give U.S. communication regulators confidential details of their agreement...

Verizon Users Hit With Another Outage

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 12.29.2011 | Technology

UPDATE 2: On Thursday morning, a Verizon rep contacted The Huffington Post to say that issues with the 4G LTE network had been resolved overnight. ...

Verizon's Network Goes Down -- Again

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 12.21.2011 | Technology

UPDATE: According to AllThingsD, Verizon's network should be coming back up throughout the day. Here's the official statement: Verizon Wireless 4G...

With All The Attention on AT&T, It's Verizon Stealing The Show

Art Brodsky | Posted 02.08.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

If corporations were people, here's a bit of advice: Don't enter into a Survivor game if Verizon is a contestant. Verizon shows an uncanny ability to get what it wants with a minimum of fuss, even if it means cutting out erstwhile partners.

Big Feature NOT Coming To Galaxy Nexus

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 02.05.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK — Verizon Wireless is blocking Google's new flagship phone from supporting Google's attempt to make the smartphone the credit card of t...

Verizon Drops $3.6 Billion On Huge New Partnership

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 02.01.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK — Cable companies Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc. and Bright House Networks are giving up on their dreams of creating their own w...

Verizon Announces Startling Changes To Its Privacy Policy

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 10.13.2011 | Technology

On Wednesday, the largest wireless carrier in the United States, Verizon, announced that they will now use information they collect about the websites...

Verizon Strike: Workers Protest At CEO's Home

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business

MENDHAM, N.J. -- Hundreds of striking Verizon workers held a candlelight vigil outside their CEO's mansion Thursday, hoping to draw a stark contrast b...

10 Reasons You Need A Tablet

Posted 08.19.2011 | Entertainment

With Verizon Wireless expanding its 4G LTE network across the country, tablet manufacturers worldwide are working tirelessly to create unique, innovat...

The Pebble in the Shoe of the Communications Workers Strike Against Verizon

Art Brodsky | Posted 10.11.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Despite the general sympathy one might have for the unions as they fight to preserve their benefits, the policies the Communications Workers of America follows can't help but generate not a little schadenfreude.

Lila Shapiro

Workers Put Verizon On Hold: Portray Strike As Defense Of Middle Class Jobs | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Outside Verizon corporate headquarters in downtown Manhattan, a group of more than 40 union employees gathered wearing red shirts and plac...

45,000 Verizon Workers On Strike Over Contract

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 10.06.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Stalled contract negotiations led thousands of workers in Verizon Communication Inc.'s wireline division to go on strike Sunday, pote...

Verizon Wireless To Pay $10 Billion Dividend To Owners

AP | By PETER SVENSSON | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Verizon Wireless on Thursday said it will pay a dividend of $10 billion in January to its owners, Verizon Communications Inc. and Vodafone...

How To Prepare For Verizon's Impending Data Caps

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 09.04.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — Are you a wireless data glutton or a nibbler? New Verizon Wireless customers will have to figure that out starting Thursday as the c...

Wireless Carriers: We Get Users' Consent Before Using Location Data

AP | By JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 06.28.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- The nation's four largest wireless carriers say they obtain customer permission before using a subscriber's physical location to provide...

Blackberry and iPhone: Woody and Buzz?

Lorraine Roe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lorraine Roe

I really thought it would last. Three years ago I surrendered my plain old cell phone and my clunky Palm Pilot for a shiny pink Blackberry. We went ...