Frontier XGS-PON Path Revealed, Eyes 10 Gbps Broadband Capability with Nokia Platform

Frontier will be upgrading their Fios FTTP markets with Nokia’s XGS-PON platform, paving a path towards being able to offer 10 Gbps broadband service, Nokia announced yesterday. Frontier XGS-PON technology will be used in their Fios FTTP territories including Texas, California, and Florida, which were...Learn More

ACSI: Fios Tops in ISP Customer Satisfaction But That’s Not Saying Much

Internet service providers (ISPs) are performing worse than ever in terms of customer expectations, according to a new ISP customer satisfaction study from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Specifically, ISPs had a 62 satisfaction score out of 100, down 3.1% from the previous report....Learn More

ACSI: Video Customer Satisfaction Higher for Streaming Services Than Linear TV

Video streaming services scored a 75 out of 100 for video customer satisfaction in their inaugural appearance on the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s (ACSI) Telecommunications Report, far outdistancing subscription TV’s score of 62. Subscription TV’s score was down 3.1% from last year. “Video streaming services...Learn More

Verizon Leans on IoT Growth, Fios Broadband to Maintain Revenue Growth in 1Q18

Verizon today reported first-quarter 2018 results highlighted by consolidated revenue growth and strong Verizon Wireless customer loyalty. Verizon revenues were up 6% over the same period last year. For first-quarter 2018, Verizon reported EPS of $1.11, compared with 84 cents in first-quarter 2017. On an...Learn More

Fios Teams With Xbox To Give Customers the Best Internet With the Best Games

April 5, 2018 –When it comes to gaming, there are lots of factors that can mean the difference between winning and losing. More and more, gamers recognize that a strong high speed Internet connection is one of the most, if not the most, important factors in...Learn More

Verizon CFO Still Bullish on Fios Future

Despite an industry-wide shift away from traditional pay TV, Verizon is still bullish about its Fios offering, which traditionally has bundled broadband with other services including pay TV and/or voice. The company still sees growth in the Fios future, on both the broadband take rate...Learn More

2018’s Best Resolution: Netflix on 100% Fiber-optic Verizon Fios

February 13, 2018 — BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Fios Internet/TV customers with Multi-Room DVR Enhanced or Premium service can now stream Netflix originals like Stranger Things 2 along with hundreds of popular movies and acclaimed TV shows directly from their Fios Interactive Media Guide as subscription access to Netflix is...Learn More

Verizon A+E Networks Deal Illustrates Growing Digital Reach

Verizon has spent the past few years spending billions of dollars on digital media brands including Aol and Yahoo, generating questions about strategy and monetization. A new Verizon A+E Networks deal sheds some light on these questions. News of a distribution deal between programmers like...Learn More

CFO: Verizon 5G Plans Will Target 30M Homes Outside of Fios Markets with Fixed Gigabit Wireless

Verizon 5G plans include a fixed gigabit wireless target market of 30 million homes, said Matt Ellis, Verizon chief financial officer, today. The estimate is based on what Verizon has learned about 5G propagation at millimeter wave frequencies in trials conducted in several markets this...Learn More

Fastest Average U.S. Download Speeds by Carrier: Upstarts, Cable, Fios Top BroadbandNow List

Stealth Communications, a competitive carrier providing service to businesses in New York City, offers the fastest average download speeds of the top 40 carriers in the U.S., according to new research from BroadbandNow, a company formed to fill in gaps left behind when the government...Learn More

Verizon OTT Delay Can’t Help Fios Video Declines, So Why the Hold Up?

Verizon announced quarterly results today, revealing a decline in Fios video subs of 18K. Verizon CFO Matt Ellis directly attributed the losses to cord cutting and competition from OTT services. It’s a 3Q 17 theme we’ve already heard coming from traditional pay-TV operators, including AT&T....Learn More

Verizon CEO: Move to 5G Will Make Verizon Network King Again, Leaving Competitors Behind

Under CEO Lowell McAdam, Verizon’s key differentiation strategy has been network quality – a differentiator that has been increasingly difficult to maintain now that competitors have largely completed their LTE network buildouts. That’s set to change soon, however, McAdam told investors today. “When you’re ready...Learn More

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