Items tagged with FiOS

Verizon is about to test a smart-home automation system that uses its FiOS network in some New Jersey homes. The management system is simply known as Home Monitoring and Control. As you might expect, the system provides real-time access to home controls such as lighting, security cameras, locks, and thermostats. Using the system, you can also control appliances and various consumer electronics devices that are connected to the home network. Verizon plans to demo the smart-home system at CES in January. The company says the system should be widely available in the first half of 2011. New Verizon... Read more...
Verizon is now offering small businesses an even faster way to connect via its FiOS Internet for Business service. The service provides up to 150 Mbps download and 35 Mbps upload in 12 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia) as well as in the District of Columbia. Various plan options are available, and the service can be bundled with other offerings from Verizon. Verizon FiOS Internet for Business Now Offers the Fastest Mass-Market Broadband Service in the Nation - up to 150/35 Mbps - to... Read more...
There's high-speed Internet, and there's there's FiOS. Verizon's fiber-backed platform has been the envy of many for years now, and while it isn't available nationwide, those who do have access can now brag a little more. As cable companies deploy DOCSIS 3.0 in order to offer consumer speeds above the 100Mbps market, Verizon is pushing the envelope even more when their latest offering. The company has just launched a 150/35 megabits per second (Mbps) Internet service in most of their regions, which they call the fastest mass-market broadband service in the nation. They'll be rolling it out to all... Read more...
For those who keep denying that 2010 is the year of the tablet, here's yet another trusted report saying otherwise. It's hard to tell if this fad will last at all, but right now, nearly everyone is focused on removing Apple from atop their pedestal. The iPad has been a huge hit worldwide, and now even Motorola is poised to join the bandwagon. The same company who just recently turned their mobile aspirations around with the DROID is reportedly in talks with Verizon to jointly announce a 10" tablet that would rival the iPad and other Microsoft-based tablets. The 10" tablet, which doesn't yet have... Read more...
Time Warner and Verizon are teaming up to give Verizon's FiOS TV customers free, unlimited online access to content from Time Warner's Turner networks, namely TNT and TBS. The companies also have plans to bring the same content to mobile devices in the (hopefully) not-too-distant future. Once the content is available for FiOS subscribers, programs will be available for viewing within 24 hours after an episode airs. Turner expects to launch additional networks sometime this year. Additionally, Verizon is working with content providers to make additional online programming available from content... Read more...
So now it begins to make sense. Last month, Verizon announced that they would be winding down their FiOS deployment, with costs already in the billions and an ISP market that's becoming increasingly competitive. All told, 18 states have (or soon will have) FiOS, and soon, it looks like 11 of them will be handed off to someone else. Verizon has spent a great deal of time, energy and effort in marketing FiOS and getting it into as many homes as possible. But it seems like the best move at this point is to cut ties and sell out. Now, it looks like a deal is in the works to sell FiOS markets in 11... Read more...
3D. It's a format that's being talked about, and implemented, almost everywhere these days. It's impossible to avoid, but thankfully it doesn't seem that 3D will be completely replacing 2D anytime soon. 3D as a format has had its fair share of pundits due to having to wear 3D glasses to view most implementations, but to say that no buzz has been created because of it would be an outright lie. Now, cable and satellite companies are lining up to offer 3D content to consumers, without really knowing how long the lines will be to take them up on the service. It reminds us somewhat of the initial HD... Read more...
The recession has a lot of negative effects, but largely, the technology industry has continued to flourish. Unfortunately, one of the greatest competitors in the Internet industry seems to be scaling back their efforts, and the tough economic conditions are primarily to blame. Verizon made the news in a big way a few years ago, promising to really add a dose of competition to markets that only had a couple of ISP choices (mostly from cable and DSL providers). The FiOS Internet service was unique; it provided a fiber-based alternative that delivered fiber all the way to the home, which enabled... Read more...
Up until today, most every major home automation or A/V control application for phones was reserved for the iPhone. It felt like every major developer was only coding apps for controlling equipment for Apple's App Store, and so it's a breath of fresh air to see something like this. Verizon's FiOS service, which just became one of only two TV providers in America with access to HBO Go, has yet another notch in their belt today thanks to a new app for Motorola's Droid and HTC's Imagio.FiOS TV users can now use either of those smartphones to control their DVR and TV content, which kills the need for... Read more...
Landline phones are dead. Done. Over with. Old hat. So last year. In effect, that's exactly how Verizon Communications chief Ivan Seidenberg feels, and you know when Verizon's head honcho says landlines are done, they're done. But really, everyone knew this day was coming. People have been shutting off their landlines and going mobile-only for years now. With mobile minutes easier to come by, Skype becoming pervasive and Google Voice taking things even further into the digital realm, there's hardly a need for standard landlines anymore. Mr. Seidenberg, while speaking at a Goldman Sachs investor... Read more...
If you had any doubts that the TV Everywhere initiative was picking up steam, here's some proof that the service is really gaining traction. With Comcast and Time Warner Cable already latching on, the newest pay-TV operator to join in is Verizon. The company, which sells television programming over its fiber-based FiOS TV offering, has this week become a TV Everywhere partner. What's it mean? It means that FiOS TV customers that pay for television packages in the home can also see some of those channels online, with a more robust programming lineup than what it already available for free on network... Read more...
Verizon's betting that more and more television viewers want to Tweet and update Facebook while watching their favorite shows, movies and sporting events.  Now FiOS customers can do just that through widgets developed for Verizon's TV services.With this new addition, perhaps Comcast will have one less "don't fall for FiOS" FUD point that they can throw at unsuspecting TV viewers.  Here's a quick-take look at the new interface, which can be driven from the comfort of your remote control. Verizon Twitter WidgetFrom the Twitter widget (price: free), viewers can: • Follow Tweets related... Read more...
With broadband speeds on the rise elsewhere in the world, we're proud to see Verizon bumping the rates of its fiber-based FiOS Internet Service. Available in far too few places in the US, this service is known for its blazing fast download rates. But know, it'll be known for its blazing fast upload rates. With the use of YouTube and video sharing on the rise, upload rates are becoming just as important. These days, most folks have plenty of downlink--it's the uplink that's lagging way behind. Starting this week, Verizon will be offering up Internet services with boosted up/down rates, and it's... Read more...
People dissatisfied with their local cable and satellite services often look longingly at Verizon's FiOS TV service as an alternative. The problem has been that you can't get the service in all that many places yet, and there's a hopscotch effect to the places you can get it. Some people even have Verizon FiOS for their Internet connection and can't get TV programming yet. Customers in New York City can now count themselves among the lucky people who can sign up for Verizon's TV over fiber-optic lines; Verizon is now offering the city's residents a hefty 100 hi-def channels to go along with 400... Read more...
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