A tentative deal between Verizon and leaders of striking unions includes 1,400 new jobs and pay raises topping 10 percent, the company and unions representing about 40,000 workers said on Monday, hoping to end a walkout that has lasted nearly seven weeks.
As 40,000 Verizon strikers clog New York’s streets with one of the nation’s largest strikes in years, and with no end in sight, it’s worth mentioning one thing those strikers are incontrovertibly right about, among many others: New York’ City’s internet should be much better than it is.
By Jean-Baptiste Piggin, dpa BERLIN — Germany’s parliament said Friday it is immediately terminating use by legislators and staff of internet access through Verizon, one of the biggest U.S. telecommunications companies. The move comes a day after the German Interior Ministry said government agencies that use Verizon will “migrate” to Deutsche Telekom, an all-German company, […]
By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Amid protests, the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines Thursday to begin the process of formally setting new net neutrality rules for online traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies for faster delivery of their content. The 3-2 vote was a victory for FCC Chairman […]
By Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press In a 3,200-square-foot home in Milford, Michigan, Chris Dierkes showed off one of AT&T’s latest service offerings: home security and automation. Dierkes demonstrated how to turn down the thermostat using an application on his iPad. “The temperature is set to 72 degrees,” the AT&T sales manager said last week […]