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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.
In the Media by Ryan Hite

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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

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.
In the Media by Markos Papadatos

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
In the Media by Liana B. Baker and Lisa Richwine (Reuters)

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.
In the Media by Reuters

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.
In the Media by AFP

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?
In the Media by David Silverberg

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.
In the Media by Robert Kingett - 1 comment

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?
In the Media by Monty Spivak

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.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 3 comments

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).
In the Media by Craig Boehman - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by John Kelly Smith - 10 comments

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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

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.
In the Media by Erica Lenti - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by James He - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Abigail Prendergast

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.
In the Media by Daniel Boyington

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.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl

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?
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Forstine Carter

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.
Digital Journal Report by Molly Zelvonberg

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.
In the Media by Vincent Sobotka - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 3 comments

Tech giants & Telcos chipping in to aid Japan relief efforts

Following the devastating earthquake and tsunamis that destroyed Japan last week, and the rising number of casualties, some of the world's largest technology and telecommunications companies have joined the relief efforts.
In the Media by Bill Lindner

Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, Comcast offer free calling to Japan

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and Comcast have announced they're offering free international phone service and texting to Japan to help customers connect with family and friends following the tragic earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment
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Example of email phishing scam. Better Business Bureau shows how to tell a spoofed Verizon email.

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