Verizon cutting wireline, DirecTV ties as it shacks up with cable

Verizon’s blockbuster deal with the major cable operators has made casualties of its future residential broadband expansion plans and its partnership with DirecTV. Verizon is wasting little time in embracing its rivals Comcast and Time Warner and overturning the competitive dynamics of the residential broadband industry.…

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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.…

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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.…

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The FCC Wants You! (to Test Your Broadband Speed)

Some 80 percent of respondents don't know the actual broadband speed to their homes, an FCC broadband survey finds. To educate and gather more data, the agency is looking for 10,000 volunteers to use a hardware box for speed testing. Will you join the broadband army?…

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