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Verizon Wins in ‘Fastest Mobile Networks’ Study

Verizon Wins in ‘Fastest Mobile Networks’ Study

What’s the fastest wireless network in America? For the second year in a row, the crown goes to Verizon – at least according to a large study from PCMag. The publication, which claims to have “ran more test cycles than ever before: 131,000 cycles over 30 cities and thousands of miles of driving,” says that Verizon delivered the fastest speeds …

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Verizon Now Officially Owns AOL

Verizon Now Officially Owns AOL

Verizon announced on Tuesday that it has already completed its acquisition of AOL. That didn’t take long, did it? The $4.4 billion deal was only announced last month. Now, Verizon says it has successfully completed its tender offer to purchase all of AOL’s outstanding shares for %50 per share in cash. Verizon says in its announcement: Verizon subsequently completed the …

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Will AOL Get Rid Of The Huffington Post Under Verizon?

If you’ve been on the internet today, you probably know that Verizon is acquiring AOL, pending regulatory approval and closing conditions. While the announcement made no claims that AOL’s content properties would be spun off, reports at Re/code have suggested otherwise. As we referenced in an earlier article on the acquisition, Re/Code’s Peter Kafka suggested Verizon could decide to spin …

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Verizon, Sprint Pay $158M for ‘Cramming’ Bogus Charges

The Federal Communications Commission has announced that Verizon and Sprint will pay a combined $158 million to settle “cramming” investigations, wherein the Commission found that the carriers were cramming unauthorized charges onto customers’ bills. The majority of such charges came from so-called “premium text services”. “For too long, consumers have been charged on their phone bills for things they did …

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Verizon Is Buying AOL For $4.4 Billion

Verizon announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire AOL for $50 per share, in a deal valued at roughly $4.4 billion. Verizon is painting the acquisition as a “significant step in building digital and video platforms to drive future growth” and ” as driving its LTE wireless video and OTT (over-the-top video) strategy. The deal, Verizon says, will …

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Verizon Gave a Grandmother a Heart Attack, Alleges Suit

A 53-year-old grandmother, who says she usually doesn’t believe in suing, is suing Verizon Wireless for allegedly causing her to have a heart attack with bad customer service. Angela Hawkins of Chesapeake is suing the telecom for $2.35 million after she says a customer service call turned ugly. Hawkins claims she called Verizon to discuss a missing $60 credit and …

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Did The FCC Get Net Neutrality Right?

As you may have heard, the FCC announced that it has set rules on net neutrality and an open Internet, which it says “will protect free expression and innovation on the Internet and promote investment in the nation’s broadband networks.” Do you think they got it right or do there need to be changes? Let us know what you think. …

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Should The Internet Be Reclassified As Obama Requests?

In an effort to protect an open Internet, President Obama announced that he’s asking the FCC to reclassify Internet service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. “In plain English, I’m asking them to recognize that for most Americans, the Internet has become an essential part of everyday communication and everyday life,” he said, noting that the FCC is an …

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Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix has released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. Last month, we saw improvements stemming from the company’s relationships with AT&T, Time Warner, and Verizon. This past month has seen a huge boost for Verizon FiOS, which jumped nine spots all the way to the …

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Redbox Instant Is Already Officially Dead

Redbox Instant, which was once considered a possible threat to Netflix, is already shutting down less than two years after its launch. Of course it was really only considered a threat to Netflix before its launch, which was completely underwhelming with a very lackluster catalog compared to the streaming giant’s. Redbox Instant was the result of a partnership between Redbox …

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Verizon Internet: Two Major Upcoming Changes

This past week, Verizon announced that it will be making two major adjustments to the data usage of its customers—increasing upload speeds to match download speeds for nearly all of its FiOS service subscribers and limiting the data speeds for the top five percent of data users for its 4G network, according to the Los Angeles Times and Forbes respectively. …

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Netflix Releases Latest ISP Rankings

Netflix just released its new ISP Speed Index data for the month of June. This time, they’ve added icons to the U.S. graph to “increase transparency” about the type of technology used by an ISP. “This should make it easier to compare Netflix performance on different types of networks,” says Netflix’s Anne Marie Squeo. As usual, Cablevision, Cox, and Suddenlink …

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