A new report shows us once again that U.S. customers pay more money for less broadband than many other cities in the world. The conclusion is we need more competition.
Tablet and smartphone owners wanting to watch TV content on their mobile devices are no longer stuck using Wi-Fi to do so. Verizon now allows mobile broadband streaming of 9 channels, plus local content in certain markets.
In the fiercely fought battle for pay TV subscribers, the phone companies are stealing customers away from cable and satellite companies, a trend that is likely to continue for remainder of the year. The worst loser? Satellite companies like Dish Networks.
It’s not Google Fiber gigabit service, but Verizon does have a new 500 Mbps FiOS download tier complete with 100 Mbps uploads. Those speeds won’t come cheaply though: You’re looking at $300 a month or more.
A resurgent housing market and stronger economy, along with our growing need for speed and connectivity is the reason why demand for US broadband is booming. Here are some numbers to give you an idea as to who is winning and who is losing.
The Justice Department is giving Verizon clearance to close its $3.9 billion acquisition of the cable companies’ 4G airwaves. While it is imposing conditions on their joint-marketing agreements — basically non-compete pacts — to resell each others wireline and wireless services, the concessions are relatively minor.
The decline of DSL in the US has life tough for the phone companies – who in total lost 70,000 subscribers during the second quarter of 2012. Winner: cable companies in general and Comcast in specific as 260,000 new folks signed up for broadband in the US.
When it comes to speeds Cablevision and Verizon FiOS are the most likely to deliver better than advertised download speeds while any provider offering DSL — AT&T, Frontier, Windstream and CenturyLink– struggle to deliver on their promises. A new FCC report looks at how well ISPs perform.
Verizon’s newly launched 300 Mbps-tier is expensive. What’s amazing here isn’t the price, but the audience for high speed broadband. Verizon expects roughly 70 percent of FiOS customers to take speeds of 50 Mbps or higher — the top-of-the-line speeds four years ago.
The slow death march of DSL continues!. Last week, Verizon reported a loss of about 89,000 DSL connections, but increased demand for faster FiOS Internet. Today, numbers from AT&T follow the same trend.