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People demonstrate outside a Verizon wireless store during a strike in New York, U.S., April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Verizon, Unions Agree To Pay Raises, New Jobs To End Strike

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.

May 31, 2016

Verizon CEO Visits Striking Workers, Tells Them ‘I’m Not Sure Why You’re Out Here’

The CEO claimed to be unaware of how many jobs his company was outsourcing.

April 20, 2016
Verizon Fios Truck

How Big Cable Makes New Yorkers Pay More For Slower Internet

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.

April 19, 2016

Sprint And Verizon Wireless Customers In Line For Refunds After Settlements

Verizon will pay $70 million in customer refunds and Sprint will pay $50 million.

May 22, 2015

More Than Phones Are On The Line

Regardless of where you live in America, the old promise of access is being replaced with new rules that give all power to telecommunications giants.

May 17, 2015

Net Neutrality Regulations Released By FCC; Industry Lawsuit Expected

Net neutrality opponents aren’t ready to give up yet.

March 12, 2015

Open Internet Survives Weird Politics

How net neutrality overcame a Republican blitz in Washington.

March 3, 2015

Angry At NSA Snooping, German Parliament Snips Lines To Verizon

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, […]

June 27, 2014

FCC Votes To Start Formal Consideration Of Net Neutrality Proposal

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 […]

May 15, 2014

AT&T, Comcast Seek Share Of Home Security Market

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 […]

February 13, 2014