August 29, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before the Associated Press Stylebook adds a "twerk" entry. The Skinny: Grantland occasionally creates recurring features that send me into black hole of binge reading. Their " Escape from Pop Purgatory " series is no exception. Thursday's headlines include the MPAA's copyright victory and Vodafone potentially selling its stake in Verizon Wireless. Daily Dose: This seems appropriate, given the entertainment news cycle this week. The Washington Post has a chart that perfectly illustrates how news breaks on Twitter, starting with everyone feeling the need to "weigh in" and ending with cat pictures.
December 31, 2011 |
Verizon Wireless, under fire from consumers and federal regulators, scrapped plans to charge a $2 "convenience fee" for those who pay their phone bills online or by phone with their credit or debit cards. The decision to cancel the fee was made "in response to customer feedback about the plan, which was designed to improve the efficiency of those transactions," Verizon said in a statement. "At Verizon, we take great care to listen to our customers," said Dan Mead, Verizon Wireless' president and chief executive.
April 18, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Verizon Wireless plans to sell billions of dollars' worth of prime airwaves if regulators approve its planned purchases of new chunks of spectrum primarily from large cable companies. Verizon, which paid about $4.4 billion in 2008 in a government auction of coveted airwaves in the 700-megahertz band, said it no longer would need that spectrum to deploy its fourth-generation LTE network if the cable deals are approved. Among the spectrum Verizon plans to sell are swaths covering Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and other major metropolitan areas.
August 24, 2012 |
WASHINGTON — Verizon Wireless won final federal approval for its $3.6-billion purchase of airwave licenses primarily from large cable companies, but regulators slapped additional conditions onto the deal. The approval by the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday followed the go-ahead last week from the Justice Department, which also placed conditions on the deal to ease concerns that it would decrease competition in the telecommunications market. The FCC voted unanimously to allow Verizon to obtain airwave licenses from a consortium of cable companies — Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc. and Bright House Networks — that once had hoped to launch its own mobile services.
June 27, 2013 |
Verizon Wireless proclaimed its roll-out of 4G LTE is "substantially complete" two and half years after it began, announcing Thursday the high-speed mobile data network is available in 500 U.S. markets. The New Jersey-based mobile carrier has led the way in providing widespread 4G coverage. But it is struggling to consistently provide data speeds as fast as on AT&T's younger and less congested network. Verizon now is turning to improving its 4G service to handle consumers' growing appetite for mobile data.
August 15, 2003 |
Mobile phone company Verizon Wireless Inc. will start selling a walkie-talkie service Monday called "Push to Talk," a phrase to which Nextel Communications Inc. claims it has exclusive rights. The nationwide service will be available through Motorola Inc.'s V60p phone, said a spokeswoman for Verizon Wireless, based in Bedminster, N.J. The move marks the first challenge in a decade to Nextel's Direct Connect service, which allows users to connect by pressing a button instead of dialing a number.