Latest Verizon FiOS Stories

2012-08-16 21:56:23

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In real estate it is all about location, location, location. With mobile communication it is about spectrum, spectrum, spectrum — and it continues to be a problem. As more and more devices go wireless, consumer´s stream photos and videos, send text messages, surf the mobile web, utilize apps and even talk on their phones it means the crowded spectrum is getting all the more crowded. The solution to this problem goes back to...

New Broadband Offerings From Dish Network
2012-08-16 13:20:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Reports from both Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal today suggest satellite TV provider Dish Network is preparing to offer a “proprietary, satellite-based” broadband service across the US, according to People Familiar With the Matter. Such a move could help Dish Network compete with other cable and satellite providers who also offer broadband services, such as Verizon and their FiOS service. According to...

iOS App Review: Verizon's Viewdini
2012-08-15 09:38:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online With the onset of the iPad, people began clamoring for functionality they may have never asked for in the past. Sure, no one would have denied how great it would have been to watch TV from nearly anywhere without having to cart around several boxes, wires and an actual TV, but somehow this feat just seemed a bit too far out of reach. Now, this sort of luxury seems almost commonplace, and without it, these same people feel...

Internet Speeds Doubled By Comcast, Countering Verizon’s Recent Upgrades
2012-07-25 07:29:40

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After Verizon rolled out its new FiOS Quantum service last month with download speeds of up to 300Mbps, it was expected that Comcast would quickly follow up with a similar speed bump of its own. And, on Tuesday, the company made it official. Comcast CEO Neil Smit mentioned the new tier in an internal video stream recently, though no specifics on upload speeds were revealed at the time. Also not mentioned were pricing details or exact...

Coming Soon From Comcast, 305Mbps Internet Service
2012-07-23 10:47:50

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Verizon rolled out its new FiOS Quantum service last month, offering customers download speeds of up to 300Mbps, but its rival is not idling patiently by. Comcast may have a response waiting in the wings, reports Bryan Bishop for The Verge. According to trade journal Broadcast Reports, Philadelphia-based Comcast plans to introduce a new high-tier package boasting download speeds of up to 305Mbps – and they´ll be targeting...

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