FCC approves the sale of cableco spectrum to Verizon

The Federal Communications Commission green-lights Verizon’s $3.9 billion acquisition of the cable operators’ 4G spectrum. Verizon is baby steps away from being able to build the country’s most high-capacity LTE network as well as enter into a wireline-wireless pact with its new cable partners.

How fast is your ISP? A new report tells all.

When it comes to speeds Cablevision and Verizon FiOS are the most likely to deliver better than advertised download speeds while any provider offering DSL — AT&T, Frontier, Windstream and CenturyLink– struggle to deliver on their promises. A new FCC report looks at how well ISPs perform.

Verizon Brings Online Account Tools to Feature Phones

Verizon is today enhancing online management functions to give customers a single portal for checking email, managing account information and remotely programming a FiOS DVR from a web-connected computer or mobile phone. The portal brings advanced account functionality to feature phones that don’t support mobile applications.

Verizon's Digital Voice Goes All-VoIP

Verizon’s FiOS Digital Voice was always digital, but relied on central switches to route phone calls. Now the product uses Session Internet Protocols and softswitches in the home to privately manage calls on Verizon’s network which increases QoS while also reducing costs for Verizon.

Verizon's Crazy Broadband Strigl Theory

Corporate spin alert: Verizon’s president and COO, Dennis Strigl, in a speech this week suggested that three-quarters of American households have two broadband providers to choose from. He went on to compare the broadband penetration of Massachusetts and New Jersey with that of Korea and Japan. I think his analogy needs a closer look.

Verizon DSL Sales Are Stagnating

Verizon reported its first-quarter earnings this morning, with most things going as expected. Wireless is booming (1.5 million net additions, 13 percent…