Jan 2, 2010 … Verizon today is rolling out the newest service bundles for consumers, which include TV, Internet, home phone and, now, Verizon wireless plans .
The Federal Communications Commission's upcoming national broadband plan could bring big changes to how wireless airwaves get doled out — changes that may run against the wishes of the two biggest carriers, AT&T and Verizon Wireless. … CBS (CBS) and Walt Disney (DIS) may participate in Apple's (AAPL) plan to sell TV subscriptions over the Internet, a service that could compete with the bundles of channels that cable and satellite companies traditionally sell in packages … Investor's Business Daily – Investing… – http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/
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The scam: Now that Verizon’s FiOS service has begun working its way into the Lehigh Valley, We’ve Got Your Back wants you to be aware of a recent settlement the company had in New Jersey. We have had no reports that any problems have arisen here, but New Jersey’s strong consumer protection does provide a warning signal for us across the Delaware River.
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FIOS’s dealings in New Jersey offer warning (The Morning Call)
Verizon this morning became the first provider to offer EpixHD streaming video as part of its service. Those who have both a FiOS Internet connection and a FiOS TV subscription with the Epix TV channel can watch an unlimited amount of movies on the web at up to 720p. About 150 titles will be in rotation online, but the service will emphasize major, recent movies from MGM, Lionsgate and Parmaount …
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Verizon’s FiOS first with EpixHD streaming (MacNN)
Verizon’s consumer broadband services — Verizon FiOS Internet and Verizon High Speed Internet — outperform all their competitors when it comes to overall customer satisfaction in the East, according to the J.D.
Verizon Communications Inc. reported a 30 percent drop in third-quarter earnings Monday as it couldn’t sign up enough new subscribers to offset higher costs from laying off workers and absorbing an acquisition. The nation’s second-largest phone company is putting more emphasis on cell phones and its fiber-optic FiOS TV and Internet service.
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Business briefs (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)
Verizon launched a new “quad play” package in New Jersey and surrounding states Monday – a service that now combines wireless phone with landline phone, television and Internet into one monthly bill.
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Verizon bundles 4 major services with ‘quad play’ (Press of Atlantic City)
The federal government soon will start handing out the first $4 billion from a pot of stimulus funds intended to spread high-speed Internet connections to more rural communities, poor neighborhoods and other pockets of the country clamoring for better access. The challenge is that the government has received $28 billion in requests. So the reviewers at the Commerce and Agriculture departments …
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Tough choices for feds giving out broadband funds (The Washington Times)
The FCC launched a new site to help spread the word on net neutrality. The site openinternet.gov has various ways you can keep updated on what is happening. They have a Twitter account along with Facebook, YouTube, RSS feed, and a blog.
The chairman of the the FCC Julius Genachowski gave a speech on the FCC’s hopes for an open internet. He also invites visitors to the site to contribute their thoughts on an open internet.
Here is a video of the speech he gave.
What are your feelings on an open internet? Do you think companies should be able to control what goes through their lines?
We have all had a time when the DSL stopped working. Before you rush to call and yell at your internet company there are some things you can do on your end. Most likely the internet company will have you do these steps when you call them anyways.
1.Reboot the DSL modem. Turn your DSL modem off for one minute. If your modem has a battery backup you will need to remove the battery. This will let your DSL modem reboot itself. A lot of problems can be solved by rebooting the modem. If your connection seems to be running sluggish rebooting the modem may help.
2.Restart your computer. Sometimes after having your computer on for longs periods of time things will start going wacky. A simple restart may solve your DSL connection problems.
3.Check your cables. Check and make sure the Ethernet cable did not come unplugged from your computer or the DSL modem. You would be surprised how many times a loose cable is the cause of a DSL problem.
Once you have checked these things if your DSL is still out call your internet company. It could be they are experiencing an outage in your area. As frustrating as it is when your DSL goes out try and remain calm when calling the internet company. They can’t help you if you are yelling.