Verizon Under Fire from Union, City Officials in Northeast States, for Claims of Failure to Build Out Fiber
October 13th, 2015
NEW YORK, October 13, 2015 – The battle between Verizon Communications and the Communications Workers of America escalated on Tuesday, as the union announced a new television advertisement slamming the broadband provider for failing to build-out its high-speed fiber-optic internet service here.
The advertisements come just ahead of a New York City Council hearing on Wednesday that will include the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio, customers that say they have been unable to get FiOS, and from Verizon officials.
Broadband Expert Andrew Odlyzko Warns Telecom Investors That Industry Has Its Math Wrong, Again
November 4th, 2014
November 4, 2014 – Nearly a year-and-a-half ago, Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam claimed in an editorial in The New York Times, “The United States built its lead because companies invested nearly $1.2 trillion, over 17 years, to deploy next-generation broadband networks.” That number is meaningless: over a period of 17 years, much of the […]
Las Vegas: Ground Zero For the Battle of 4G Wireless Technologies
Mobile Broadband, Wireless
January 10th, 2011
LAS VEGAS, January 10, 2011 – After last week’s slew of press conferences and unveilings, the latest new products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) left little doubt: 2011 will be “The Year of 4G.”
In fact, CES 2011 was as much about the networks as it was about the devices themselves. As the Tech Industry’s leaders rolled out a host of new offerings, nearly every big announcement boasted 4G-ready or 4G-upgradable devices.