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Verizon Begins Zero Rating Its NFL Mobile App

Verizon has announced that it is now exempting its NFL Mobile app from the company’s wireless usage caps, an increasingly common practice known as “zero rating.” According to the company’s NFL Mobile website, users can now use the app — which lets Verizon wireless LTE users watch live local and primetime games, without eating into…

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Verizon to Kick ‘Excessive’ Unlimited Users From the Network

A new report suggests that Verizon will soon begin disconnecting grandfathered unlimited data users that consume “an extraordinary amount of data.” When Verizon launched shared data buckets back in 2011, the company grandfathered most of its unlimited data customers at the time. But like AT&T, Verizon has been launching a not-so-subtle war on those customers…

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Verizon Brings in More Workers to Handle Strike Load

Late last week Verizon offered what it called its “best, final offer” to the company’s 40,000 striking workers, who walked off the job April 13 after the two sides failed to reach a new contract. The Communications Workers of America (CWA) rejected Verizon’s deal, saying it still dramatically cut wages and benefits while offshoring a…

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Verizon: 57 Cases of Network Sabotage Since Strike Began

Verizon has issued a statement saying the company has seen 57 “suspected incidents of network sabotage” since Verizon workers went on strike April 13. According to a Verizon statement, the company has seen a 100% spike in such incidents across seven states, most of them involving the severing of key fiber optic cable lines, or…

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Comcast is Gobbling up AT&T, Verizon’s Unwanted DSL Customers

Comcast’s latest earnings report indicate that the company managed to add 53,000 video subscribers in the first quarter of 2016, compared to a loss of 8,000 video subscribers during the first quarter of last year. Comcast’s accomplishing the subscriber growth in three ways: like Dish it’s now including its $15 Stream TV customers in its…

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Verizon Keeps Jacking Up The Price For its Aging, Slow DSL

For years now, Verizon has made no secret of the fact that it doesn’t actually want to do business with millions the company’s DSL customers. With no desire to upgrade many of these users to FiOS, Verizon’s quite actively trying to drive them to either wireless, or cable service (where there’s a chance they’ll be…

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Verizon Says Strikers Sabotaging Verizon Network

Verizon is accusing the company’s striking workers of sabotaging the Verizon network. According to Verizon, most of the instances of sabotage have involved intentionally cutting fiber lines in various locations across New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. Since Verizon’s 40,000 union workers went on strike on April 13, Verizon has been forced to pull…

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Bright House Offering Discounts to Annoyed Frontier Customers

As we noted earlier this week, Frontier continues to struggle in some areas with integrating acquired former Verizon FiOS, DSL and phone customers in Texas, California, and Florida. Some of these users complain that phone, broadband and broadband service still doesn’t really work, while others complain that other functionality like video on demand, website support…

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Verizon’s Wireless TV and Broadband Growth Keeps Slowing Down

Verizon’s latest earnings report indicates that the company’s growth in wireless, wireline broadband, and television services continues to slow down, again highlighting why the company is pushing hard into advertising to Millennials. Verizon’s first quarter earnings indicate Verizon Wireless added 640,000 new subscribers, though the lion’s share of these remain tablet customers signing up for…

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Striking Verizon Workers Say Company Not Budging in Negotiations

Despite being on strike since the thirteenth of this month, Verizon’s 40,000 union workers indicate that negotiations with the telecom giant are not progressing in any meaningful fashion. Despite meeting with Verizon management for much of the week, Communications Workers of America leaders say the company just isn’t budging on contentious issues, including reduced wages,…