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Half a Loaf Is Not Enough: The DOJ's Approval of a Cable Cartel Will Harm Consumers

David Balto | Posted 08.23.2012 | Business
David Balto

The FCC had the opportunity to protect consumers by requiring more effective conditions, closing the loopholes created by the DOJ's inconsistent proposed final judgment, and imposing FiOS build-out conditions.

Which Company Has The Best Unlimited Data Plan?

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.23.2012 | Technology

Two smaller wireless companies, T-Mobile and MetroPCS, announced unlimited-data offerings this week as they try to compete with AT&T and Verizon. It m...

More Than an Appliance: Verizon, the FCC and our Digital Future

Susan Crawford | Posted 10.21.2012 | Technology
Susan Crawford

For the connection speeds Americans will need to work, study, build the next great company or just watch the next great movie online, more than 75 percent of us will have just one choice: the local cable monopolist.

Dear DOJ & FCC: 66 Unanswered Questions and Issues of Wireline-Wireless-Cable Connections and Collusion, Part 2

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.14.2012 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

If Verizon is allowed to close down the Public Switched Telephone Networks, stop building FiOS and takes over the wireless spectrum from the cable companies -- not to mention owning the 'gas -- the harms we have laid out will be the reality.

Dear DOJ & FCC: 66 Unanswered Questions and Issues of Wireline-Wireless-Cable Connections and Collusion, Part 1

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 10.13.2012 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

If you use a cell phone, a wired connection or cable service including broadband, or internet, this impacts you -- from the price of services you pay for, or the choices you have, to even the speed and controls over these services from your providers.

FCC Ruling Will Save Verizon Wireless Customers Big Bucks

Joel Kelsey | Posted 10.10.2012 | Technology
Joel Kelsey

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission handed down a decision that could save millions of Verizon Wireless subscribers up to $240 a year.

FCC: Verizon Not Allowed To Block Tethering Apps

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 09.30.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — In the first move of its kind, the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday said it's accepting a $1.25 million settlement from ...

Gerry Smith

AT&T, Verizon Reject Federal Funds To Close Digital Divide

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.30.2012 | Technology

To help close the digital divide, the Federal Communications Commission is offering phone companies millions of dollars to expand high-speed Internet ...

The Arch Enemies of the Internet Defense League

Art Brodsky | Posted 09.22.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The answer to the question of which part of society should censor the Internet is: neither government nor industry. Both institutions can be equally dangerous to Internet users, but only one has the capacity to be a guarantor of rights if it so chooses.

Customers Still Flocking To Verizon

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 09.18.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Communications Inc., parent of the country's largest cellphone carrier, on Thursday said its net income rose 13 percent in t...

Broadband Wars, Verizon NJ Update: Kick the Wireless Cantenna?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.27.2012 | Technology
Bruce Kushnick

The Cantenna, with its overhyped "4G" service, is ostensibly "designed for use in rural and remote homes that can't get DSL or cable." Verizon has been rolling out Cantenna to rural areas so that they don't have to bother upgrading the wires.

Verizon's New Plans: Good for Gabby Families and Bad for Data Hungry Singles

Larry Magid | Posted 08.14.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

The good news is that you can now share buckets of data across devices and there are no limits on voice calls and text messages. The bad news is that it's likely to cost more for people with only a single device.

Verizon-Cable Monopoly Would Kill Jobs

Larry Cohen | Posted 08.13.2012 | New York
Larry Cohen

Eliminating competition undoubtedly sounds like a great plan in the corporate boardrooms and on Wall Street. But the rest of us continue to struggle with job insecurity, hard times and severe cuts in essential services.

Verizon's New Family Plans Unveiled

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | Technology

By Sinead Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Wireless is undertaking a massive overhaul of its prices by raising fees for data services...

Verizon's High-Speed Home Internet Is About To Get Even Faster

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc <VZ.N> plans to double its fastest home Internet download speed to 300 megabits per second (mbps) next mo...

The Great Verizon FiOS Ripoff

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 07.19.2012 | Money
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon is now making it clear that it is no longer expanding FiOS, its fiber optic cable service. So what did they accomplish? What did they build? And how much did it cost?

99% Spring Has Sprung: Shareholder Actions Underway Across the County

Mary Bottari | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business
Mary Bottari

The goal: to wrest control of our democracy back from the robber barons and CEOs that systematically block any effort to create an economy and a body politic that serves the needs of the vast majority of Americans and not the elite few.

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...