Frontier Communications Offers Amazon Alexa Voice Control on FiOS® Quantum TV

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Norwalk, Connecticut — November 3, 2017 — Frontier Communications’ FiOS Quantum TV subscribers can now enjoy a hands-free video experience using Amazon Alexa. The integration of Amazon Echo devices — Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Echo Plus, Echo Spot, Echo Show and more –...Learn More

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

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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 Joins AT&T in Flexing Wireless Muscle: Fios TV Streaming is Now Wireless Data Free

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Verizon announced that Fios TV streaming, which includes live TV, VoD, and DVR recordings, will no longer count against a Verizon wireless’ customers monthly data allowance. It’s the same tactic AT&T has allowed for some time now with DIRECTV, giving these carriers a unique position...Learn More

Verizon Introduces Prepaid Fios Internet Plans

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New York, New York — March 6, 2017 — Today Fios Prepaid becomes the first-of-its-kind payment option for Verizon Fios services, making it easier than ever to enjoy Fios internet, TV and home phone with: No credit check No deposit required No annual contract No credit...Learn More

My Fios App Ties to Facebook Messenger, Diagnoses Wi-Fi Performance

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Verizon introduced a new, redesigned My Fios App Jan. 17, one that makes use of Facebook Messenger as a customer service and engagement tool and enables customers to further and more easily improve their home Wi-Fi network performance, according to a news release. Now available...Learn More

Verizon Goes on the Offensive with Cable, Launches 750 Mbps Symmetrical Service

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With cable broadband service dominating virtually all broadband growth of late, Verizon is upping the ante with a new 750 Mbps symmetrical service, set to launch January 14th across several Fios markets. While not gigabit speeds, the new 750 Mbps symmetrical service, called Fios Instant...Learn More

Verizon Tech Support Pro Covers Computers, Mobile and IoT Devices

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Verizon Tech Support Pro, launched yesterday, is a customer care service that provides 24/7 support for connected devices in the home. Available to Verizon Fios and High Speed Internet customers, the new customer tech care service covers desktop and portable computers, smartphones and tablets, as...Learn More

AT&T Shift from U-verse to DirecTV: Do Risks Outweigh Rewards?

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AT&T will de-prioritize U-verse video in favor of DirecTV in 2016, creating both threats and opportunities for the carrier, notes financial research firm Bernstein in a couple of recent research notes.  According to the researchers, AT&T senior management revealed the planned change in emphasis during...Learn More

Exec: Frontier FiOS Plans Will Mimic Verizon’s, Post-Acquisition

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If Frontier’s acquisition of Verizon operations in California, Texas and Florida is completed in March of next year as planned, the company doesn’t expect to change much about the FiOS offering that will be the crown jewel of the purchase. “We like the plan they’ve...Learn More

Verizon FiOS May Soon See Some Gigabit Competition, Finally

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One interesting side note regarding the growing Gigabit movement is the lack of it in Verizon FiOS territories. It seems weekly (if not daily) now that we hear about some new Gigabit plan, but from what I can tell, very few, if any have touched...Learn More

LRG: Top ISPs Net 3 Million Broadband Subscriber Additions in 2014

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The 17 largest U.S. cable and telephone companies added a net 3 million new high-speed Internet subscribers in 2014, according to the latest market data from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). Collectively, the cable and telco ISPs represent 94 percent of the U.S. market. Broadband subscriber...Learn More

$10 Billion Frontier/ Verizon Deal Confirmed

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Frontier late yesterday confirmed its plans to acquire Verizon lines in California, Texas and Florida for $10.5 billion– a move that will nearly double Frontier’s voice broadband and video lines and dramatically boost the number of customers served by high-speed DSL or fiber-to-the-home. More than...Learn More

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