Verizon Won't Rebuild Its Landline Network in Some Sandy-Affected Areas

As the damage from Hurricane Sandy is disappearing and some things are returning back to normal for those in the hardest hit areas, six months after that hurricane devastated parts of the East Coast, Verizon is telling some customers that they will not be getting their landline phone service back—ever. At least not… » 5/06/13 6:11pm 5/06/13 6:11pm

Verizon's Insane 300Mbps Home Internet Is Also Insanely Expensive

We knew it was on its way, but Verizon has now officially announced the new speeds and pricing for its updated FiOS home interent provision. If you can afford to stump up a frankly insane $205 a month, you can now enjoy a blisteringly quick 300Mbps home internet connection. » 6/18/12 7:21am 6/18/12 7:21am

The Internet of the Future Will Be Powered by Optical RAM

Fiber optics are the future of data transfer. The problem is that when that light signal reaches a machine, it must be converted into an electrical signal copper-veined devices can handle, resulting in speed bottlenecks. But Japanese engineers at NTT think their groundbreaking optical RAM will allow for an internet… » 2/27/12 4:20pm 2/27/12 4:20pm

Verizon FiOS TV Is Finally Getting a Prettier Widescreen Guide

Verizon FiOS, the shining hope in cable and Internet providers, is finally rolling out an update to their guide. The new release, Version 1.9 of the Interactive Media Guide, will bring an updated (and finally widescreen!) guide, an all new search, DVR enhancements, better support for 3DTVs and more. Not everyone will… » 4/14/11 7:59pm 4/14/11 7:59pm

Verizon FiOS Mobile App for iPad Lets You Change Channels and Manage…

It's not exactly the 600-channels-of-live-TV-Holy-Grail we caught a glimpse of a few months ago, but Verizon's new iPad-optimized FiOS Mobile app lets subscribers set DVR recordings and change the channel. With a big virtual version of their remote. Mmmmk. [iTunes] » 12/21/10 11:11am 12/21/10 11:11am

Verizon's FiOS Rollout Drawing To a Close

Fiber optics. It sounds fast (it is). But it also sounds expensive (it is). So expensive, it turns out, that Verizon has announced that it's winding down expansion of its FiOS network. It will keep plugging away in markets that it has already announced—Philly, New York City, and D.C., chiefly—but it won't be looking at … » 3/27/10 11:28am 3/27/10 11:28am

Building a Gigabit Fiber Network Is Real Hard, Even for Google

The WSJ delves into the trials and tribulations of trying to build a gigabit fiber network out to even the 50,000 homes at the low ends of Google's goals for their trial network. It could cost up to $1 billion, and Google's already mentioning to people it's asking for help, like Case Western Reserve University's Lev… » 3/09/10 9:20am 3/09/10 9:20am