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Netflix Updates ISP Speed Index, Says ISP Messages Just A Test

Netflix has released its latest ISP Speed Index data right as ISP speeds are a hot button issue in the industry (even more than usual), particularly as they relate to Netflix. If you hadn’t heard, Netflix was showing Verizon users messages saying, “The Verizon network is crowded right now. Adjusting video for smoother playback.” These appeared as users had issues …

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Netflix Reportedly Makes Comcast-Like Deal With Verizon

Netflix has reportedly reached a new deal with Verizon for access to its network so it can provide a higher quality streaming experience to its customers. This is similar to a highly publicized deal Netflix recently made with Comcast. There doesn’t appear to be an official announcement on the new deal from Netflix yet, but The Verge shares this statement …

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No-Contract Phones Are Found To Be More Expensive Than Subsidized Devices

No-contract phones are all the rage these days thanks to T-Mobile. The wireless carrier ditched contracts last year and instead adopted a business model that allows consumers to pay off their new phone in small monthly payments. Other carriers have adopted this new model alongside other pre-paid plans that require consumers to pay for the entire device up front. The …

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Mobile Data Plans: Data Makes Up 98 Percent Of Mobile Network Traffic

Mobile data plans are expensive. There doesn’t seem to be any good reason for the high prices or data caps either. The mobile carriers get away with it by saying its a scarce commodity, and that narrative can continue thanks to a new study out this week. Amdocs released its Annual State of the Radio Access Network Survey this week. …

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Verizon Announces New “MORE Everything” Deal

Verizon today announced a new pricing initiative that could provide subscribers with significant savings. The new pricing scheme will bring lower “MORE Everything” pricing to its month-to-month customers. Starting on April 17 Verizon customers on a month-to-month contract will be able to join a MORE Everything plan and see an immediate discount for their device fee. Customers who take Verizon …

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Netflix Prices Won’t Rise Much After Comcast Deal

The popularity of Netflix has skyrocketed over the past few years, to the point that it has become a staple of daily life for college students, elementary schoolers, various media nerds, and proper adults alike. With instant streaming of beloved classics like Doctor Who and Firefly, as well as innovative, intriguing original content (Orange is The New Black, anyone?) right …

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Will The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules Protect Consumers And Small Businesses?

In January, the open Web took a major hit when a court sided with Verizon over the FCC’s net neutrality rules. The defeat meant that Verizon or any other ISP could throttle certain types of traffic in favor of others. While the FCC could appeal the ruling, the Commission is apparently not going that route. Reuters is reporting that the …

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Verizon Phone Plan Gets Upgrade With “More Everything”

Feeling pressure from rival carriers T-Mobile and AT&T, Verizon announced a new “More Everything” plan that gives its customers, well, more of “everything” for their money. The new plan primarily benefits families and users who don’t consume as much data. Families who choose a plan containing over 10 gigabytes a month are rewarded with $20 off their monthly bill. Users …

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Verizon Workers Out of Jobs After Closings

“Move or find a new job” is what Verizon Wireless is telling about 3,000 of its employees. Verizon, the largest wireless carrier in the US, announced Wednesday it is closing five of its company’s customer call centers, but plans to find jobs for all those who are affected. If employees don’t want to move or can’t find other jobs within …

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Verizon Raises Data Caps, Lowers Prices a Bit

For months now T-Mobile has been bringing significant changes to the U.S. mobile market. The company was the first to introduce the now-standard device subscription pricing model with its “JUMP” program and also has made its unlimited international data offering a point of pride. Most recently T-Mobile announced that it will pay customers’ early termination fees when switching to T-Mobile …

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Family Wireless Plans Emerge in Competitive Market

Verizon’s hold as the number one wireless carrier in the United States may be slipping. AT&T is making a solid run to go from the second biggest wireless carrier to the first. And they’re doing it by going after your family. AT&T is currently marketing a new plan to cut $40 off the bill of a family that carries at …

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Verizon to Acquire Intel’s IP TV Initiative

In 2012 it was revealed that Intel was looking to enter the TV industry in force, bringing streaming IPTV and a change to the way cable subscriptions work. Like Apple’s rumored TV plans, however, Intel’s TV ambitions were thwarted by cable companies currently very comfortable with their regional monopolies. Today it appears that Intel has given up on IPTV for …

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