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Networking & Wireless, Tech

Starlink, Verizon, and T-Mobile made shaky claims on FCC coverage map

February 13, 2023

Via: ArsTechnica

Multiple Internet service providers have submitted false availability data to the federal government for a map that will be used to determine which parts of the US get access to a $42.45 billion broadband fund. We wrote about Comcast’s false […]


Networking & Wireless, Tech

US officials ask AT&T, Verizon to delay 5G wireless

January 3, 2022

Via: Tech Crunch

US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and the head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) called on AT&T and Verizon Communications on Friday to postpone the planned introduction of the new 5G radio service for January 5th due to aviation […]


Networking & Wireless, Tech

What is 5G? Everything you need to know about the next-gen network

December 15, 2021

Via: BGR

5G is well and truly here. After years of promises and hype, you now likely spend at least some of the time connected to a 5G network. But what does that mean? The rollout of 5G has been confusing, to […]


Networking & Wireless, Tech

FAA forced delay in 5G rollout despite having no proof of harm to aviation

November 18, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Two weeks ago, AT&T and Verizon reluctantly agreed to delay the launch of 5G on newly acquired C-band spectrum licenses for one month, until January 5, in response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s claim that the new service could interfere […]


Networking & Wireless, Tech

AT&T Q2 strong as 5G upgrade cycle bolsters revenue from device sales

July 22, 2021

Via: ZDnet

AT&T reported better-than-expected second quarter earnings due to 5G demand and customers upgrading their smartphones. The company also raised its outlook for 2021 after it added 789,000 net new postpaid phone subscribers, well ahead of estimates. AT&T’s report landed a […]


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Verizon outspent every other carrier combined in latest FCC 5G spectrum auction

February 25, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Cellco Partnership, otherwise known as Verizon Wireless, spent a total of $45.5 billion in exchange for 3,511 licenses. AT&T placed second with a total expenditure of $23.4 billion, which garnered 1,621 licenses, while T-Mobile shelled out $9.3 billion to snag […]


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Verizon’s Q4 better than expected with balanced consumer, business wireless net additions

January 26, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Verizon added 357,000 wireless postpaid consumer connections in the fourth quarter and another 346,000 for business as the company’s results were better than expected. The wireless giant reported fourth quarter earnings of $1.11 a share on revenue of $34.7 billion, […]


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Nokia, Verizon working on private sector 5G venture

October 22, 2020

Via: TechSpot

“Private wireless connectivity has become central to many industries in realizing their long-term digital transformation goals. By delivering private 5G together with Verizon, we’re paving the way to accelerate digitalization for the most demanding industries who crave reliable wireless connectivity,” […]


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Verizon “nationwide” 5G ready for iPhone 12—don’t expect a big speed boost

October 14, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Verizon today announced “nationwide” 5G coverage along with support for the new 5G-enabled iPhones. But for most consumers, Verizon’s 5G upgrade won’t make much of a difference. The newly enabled 5G runs on the same spectrum bands used by Verizon […]


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Verizon, AT&T to pay $127M for allegedly overcharging government agencies

September 28, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Verizon and AT&T have agreed to pay a combined $127 million to settle lawsuits alleging that they overcharged California and Nevada government entities for wireless service. The lawsuit was filed in 2012 and resulted in a settlement approved on Thursday […]


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Verizon, AT&T settle overcharging whistleblower case for $116 million

September 25, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Verizon and AT&T have agreed to pay $116 million to settle a lawsuit claiming that both carriers have overcharged government agencies for over a decade. The announcement, made on Thursday, relates to a lawsuit in which 30 government entities and […]


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Nokia loses out as Samsung inks 5G deal with Verizon

September 8, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Samsung this week won a 5G deal with Verizon that is valued at 7.9 trillion won ($6.7 billion) and will see the Korean tech giant become one of the largest telecom equipment suppliers in the world. The move comes after […]


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Verizon enters the rural home Internet market with 4G wireless

July 30, 2020

Via: Fortune

Verizon announced a modest entry into the rural home Internet market with a service using its 4G LTE wireless network in three areas. The service is available starting on Thursday in Savannah, Ga., Springfield, Mo., and Tri Cities, Tenn., Va., […]


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AT&T’s 5G prices come down as carriers get more competitive

July 23, 2020

Via: Fortune

The spread of super-fast 5G wireless service is prompting carriers to get more competitive, at least for family plans. On Thursday, AT&T, which had been limiting 5G to its highest-priced plans, added 5G access to its cheapest unlimited plan, which […]


Federal, Policy

Verizon sues city to avoid paying 5G fees, says the FCC has its back

August 14, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Verizon has sued the City of Rochester, New York, in order to avoid paying fees for deploying 5G equipment and fiber lines. Verizon’s lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Western District of New York on Thursday, claims that […]


Federal, Policy

Verizon avoided a decade’s worth of taxes—a new law could make it pay up

June 5, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Verizon has avoided paying local taxes on telecom equipment in many New Jersey municipalities over the past decade, but a proposed state law would force the company to pay back taxes for all the payments it didn’t make. The bill, […]


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Wireless carriers fight ban on throttling firefighters during emergencies

April 26, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The US mobile industry’s top lobbying group is opposing a proposed California state law that would prohibit throttling of fire departments and other public safety agencies during emergencies. As reported yesterday by StateScoop, wireless industry lobby group CTIA last week […]


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Verizon Q1 solid, but wireless business has multiple moving parts ahead of 5G

April 23, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Verizon reported a solid first quarter with better-than-expected earnings and outlook for 2019. The company reported first quarter earnings of $1.22 a share, or $1.20 a share on a non-GAAP basis, on revenue of $32.1 billion. Wall Street was expecting […]


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Verizon’s 5G to launch first in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11

March 13, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Verizon today announced the launch details of its first standards-based 5G wireless service. Starting on April 11 5G will be available throughout areas of Chicago and Minneapolis. Current subscribers can expect to pay an additional $10 a month for access, […]


Networking & Wireless, Tech

Verizon Once Again Has the Best Mobile Network of Any Carrier

February 12, 2019

Via: Fortune

Verizon is still the best mobile network carrier for overall quality, according to a new report. The nation’s biggest consumer wireless company placed first by sweeping all six categories (with one tie) for the second half of 2018, said mobile […]