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Op-Ed: Internet Slowdown Day — Protecting Internet equality

More than 60 prominent websites and upwards of a million people will participate in today's Internet Slowdown Day to protest the FCC's rules change what would "slow down" the Internet.

Disgruntled Verizon customer uses VPN to improve Netflix stream

As Netflix and Verizon continue to duke it out over net neutrality issues, customers are becoming increasingly frustrated with slow streaming speeds.

Verizon sends $3,000 bill to a company that does not use them

Verizon charged a thousand-dollar bill to a company that does not even use Verizon. It is not the first time, but it has resulted in a headache for a small business against a large phone company.

Op-Ed: Netflix snubs and criticizes Verizon

Netflix has refused to comply with a cease-and-desist order from Verizon to stop telling customers that Verizon is responsible for their poor streaming. Further legal action has been threatened with little response.

Lady Gaga to stream final Roseland Ballrom concert live

New York - Pop mega-star Lady Gaga is giving her fans the chance to see her final concert at Roseland Ballroom in New York City live through their computer screens or mobile devices.

Netflix may need to pay AT&T, Verizon for faster speeds

(Reuters) - Verizon Communications' chief executive said on Monday he expects Netflix will pay the telecom company for faster speeds after Netflix customers complained about slow connections to stream TV shows and movies with Verizon's FiOS service

Verizon raises salaries of CEO, others

Verizon Communications Inc said it raised Chief Executive Lowell McAdam's base salary by about 7 percent and his long-term bonus to 750 percent of his base salary from 625 percent.

Obama hooks up new school broadband plan

Esbon - President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a new government partnership with the private sector worth nearly three billion dollars to hook up an extra 20 million school kids to high speed Internet.

How to watch the Super Bowl online

When the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, millions of football fans will be watching the big game on their TV sets. But what about those who cut the cable cord and only watch sports online?

Verizon FIOS offers audio description on demand

Chicago - Usually if blind people want to see a movie with audio description on demand they have to get DVDs or subject to the few described movies on iTunes. Verizon now brings description on demand.

Op-Ed: A proposal to resolve Canada's wireless competition problem

We have a problem. Canadian consumers are fed up with high wireless prices; the government is listening and trying to introduce competition. Bell, Telus, and Rogers, are attempting to prevent Verizon from entering the market. Is there a win-win solution?

NSA phone record collection to continue after bill fails to pass

A bill that sought to restrict the NSA's phone record collection program narrowly failed to pass; it was defeated by 217 to 205 in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Op-Ed: Guess who's subsidizing the NSA's spying on Americans?

American taxpayers flip the bill more times than not for NSA domestic spying. This revelation comes not from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, but from Representative Edward Markey (D-MA).

NSA is secretly collecting Verizon customers phone records

Washington - According to a secret court order obtained by UK's Guardian newspaper, the US National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting on "an ongoing daily basis" the telephone records of millions of Verizon Communications customers.

Op-Ed: Americans tend to spend more money on cellphones than necessities

Studies tend to show people are interested in staying attached to the outside world more so than paying other bills like power, water and mortgages.

Verizon open to dropping contracts

Mobile carrier T-Mobile recently announced their no-contract plans, and now Verizon said that it is open to the idea of dropping contracts too.

FCC unveils plans for text-to-911 feature by 2014

Emergency services will soon be just a few button taps away with plans to develop a new text-to-911 feature, the FCC reported Thursday.

Google to launch wireless service

Google is once again tapping into another market. This time there won't be a conflict of interest with Apple, especially since Apple is not in the wireless telecommunications business.

Verizon staff arrested for stealing customer's nude pics

Two Verizon staffers have been arrested for allegedly stealing nude photographs from a female customer's phone and then passing the photos around.

Email scam: Fake Verizon bills duping customers

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning of a new phishing scam that is finding its way into the email inboxes of many people.

Redbox teaming up with Verizon for streaming video service

Phone company Verizon is teaming up with Coinstar Inc.'s Redbox in order to create a valuable competitor to services like Netflix. This service will feature streaming media as well as picking up and returning it at a Redbox kiosk.

Verizon Wireless reverses decision on $2 'convenience fee'

New York - Verizon Wireless, who has over 91 million subscribers in the U.S., had announced they would charge $2 extra if you pay online or by phone. They would be charged extra to make 'single bill payments,' starting January 15. But now they are back-tracking.

Verizon discusses their recent outages

Verizon Wireless said that the service outage that occurred earlier in the week occurred because of “growing pains” relating to the 4G LTE network.

Is Verizon looking to buy Netflix?

A hot rumor surfaced on the Web yesterday that telecommunications giant Verizon is seeking to acquire the struggling Netflix.

Verizon may seek to battle Netflix with online service

As if Netflix wasn't plagued enough by a recent massive departure of customers and dipping stock, now it looks like the movie delivery services may have another battle on its hands with communications giant, Verizon.

Op-Ed: Cellphone companies are going too far with ringtones Special

Ringtones can be fun, but a feature called ringbacks is often imposed on cellphone users who don't want music to replace the ringing sound when friends call them. What's the point of this immature add-on?

Verizon Sues FCC

Verizon was a vocal critic of rules when the FCC adopted them in December, saying that the FCC does not have jurisdiction over broadband.

Verizon contract negotiations continue Special

As the new health-care bill takes effect, many companies are finding themselves offsetting the cost by asking their employees to contribute a little more.

45,000 Verizon employees go on strike

Nearly half of the workforce employed by Verizon Wireless Communications Inc. are opening the week on strike. The movement follows a breakdown in labor negiotiations between the union and Verizon.

US Uncut Arkansas: Living and 'undead' protest tax dodgers Special

US Uncut Arkansas organized protests in three Arkansas cities to call attention to corporations that do not pay their fair share of taxes, even the "undead" showed up at the Fayetteville event.
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Example of email phishing scam. Better Business Bureau shows how to tell a spoofed Verizon email.
Example of email phishing scam. Better Business Bureau shows how to tell a spoofed Verizon email.
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Unifor protest rally against Verizon and foreign competition in Canada s telecommunications sector.
Unifor protest rally against Verizon and foreign competition in Canada's telecommunications sector.
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A Blackberry Storm is one of several phones that Verizon is promoting along with their other changes.
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