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In parts of the US, broadband internet options are limited. And as competition dries up (or gets bought out), things could get worse. Well, President Obama reckons this should stop and will reveal a series of initiatives aimed at opening up choice and competition, dropping the price of high-speed i...

January 13th 2015 at 8:50pm 0 Comments
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Today at the North American International Auto Show, Verizon announced Verizon Vehicle, a way to bring connected features to any car on the road. A lot of cars sold now have LTE or other connections built-in, but what about the millions that don't? The new subscription service includes a device th...

January 13th 2015 at 1:04pm 0 Comments
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Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge is doubtlessly one of the strangest phones we've ever reviewed, thanks to that bent display. It took its time coming to the US, but is finally available from the nation's largest operator, Verizon. The biggest drawback to the engineering wonder is the stupendous price ta...

January 8th 2015 at 11:42am 0 Comments
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If you've got a hankering for some NFL playoff ball but will be away from your TV or out of the country, no problemo! The league wants your eyeballs (and money) anyway. You'll be able to get all postseason games online, including the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl, via CBS, NBC, FOX and ESPN's streaming...

January 4th 2015 at 6:57am 0 Comments
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Ready for some in-your-face(book) football? According to the WSJ, Facebook is now showing NFL news, highlights and fantasy info in US feeds, topped off by clickable Verizon ads. The social network said the new arrangement was a "small video sponsorship test ... to evaluate how people, publishers a...

December 24th 2014 at 12:07pm 0 Comments
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Google has been forging patent deals left and right with smartphone manufacturers to both get technology and fend off lawsuits, and now it's taking a similar approach with American carriers. The search firm has reached a deal with Verizon that gives both sides access to patents covering a "broad...

December 16th 2014 at 5:48pm 0 Comments
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Far as we can tell, the only people against net neutrality are the ones who want to keep holding Netflix to ransom. That said, those companies who actually build the network equipment and lay the cables for America's broadband network are now taking sides with AT&T and Verizon. In an open lett...

December 11th 2014 at 8:15am 0 Comments
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We know Verizon goes to extreme lengths to field test its network - but it turns out the carrier is also pretty tough on all of the devices it offers. Nestled in cozy Bedminster, New Jersey lies Verizon's labs, where it subjects new phones to a battery of creative torture techniques -- we've alrea...

December 5th 2014 at 12:18pm 0 Comments
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Verizon may not be releasing its first LTE-only phones until 2016, but it's already preparing for the day when its legacy CDMA and EV-DO networks ride into the sunset. Wireless tracker Milan Milanovic has discovered that the carrier is now using LTE data in Cleveland and Manhattan on 1,900MHz freq...

December 3rd 2014 at 11:28pm 0 Comments
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SugarString, Verizon's news site that wouldn't cover its corporate parent's dirty laundry, is no more. It was originally set up to ape outlets like the one you're reading, except that Big Red banned discussion of spying and net neutrality. Unfortunately, just over a month since the Daily Dot expos...

December 3rd 2014 at 6:32am 0 Comments
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When you're getting beaten down by your larger and smaller rivals, it's time for desperate measures. And there's certainly a hint of that with Sprint's latest offer for AT&T and Verizon customers: Switch over to Sprint starting on December 5 and your cellphone bill will get cut in half. The ca...

December 2nd 2014 at 6:49pm 0 Comments