If you live in New York City, you most likely don’t have access to Verizon’s very 21st-century fiber optic internet service, FiOS. And you should be because Verizon told the city in a contract that it would deliver fiber to every household by 2014. As of today 75-percent of New York City is still without FiOS.
As Verizon inches towards the end of its long-promised FiOS expansion, we can finally get a look at all the places these heavily trumpeted fiber cables have actually ended up. Behold the final(ish) Verizon FiOS Fiber map. It's bleak as hell.
Earlier this month, the FCC voted in favor of a pretty thoroughly terrible proposal that would kill net neutrality as we know it. A proposal that would give broadband companies an absurd amount of powers that they themselves delineated. And a proposal that would give Verizon (and broadband carriers in general) the…
Verizon's latest DVR is less set-top box and more home media server: with six tuners and a 1TB hard drive, you can add a second DVR unit to record up to 12 channels at once and feed 10 TVs at any given time.
File this under batshit crazy. Verizon is now offering a 500/100Mbps service tier where FiOS is available.
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…
Google's unbelievably fast new 1000Mbps fiber is finally live in Kansas City today. The service has no bandwidth cap, no overage fees, and it'll come with 1TB (!!) of free cloud storage.
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.
Verizon FiOS is already pretty beastly, maxing out at 150Mbps download/35Mbps upload speeds. But because the red god of internet is feeling generous, apparently, it's basically doubling that next month, with a new top end of 300/65Mbps. That is totally insane and unnecessary and wonderful.
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…
Your ISP probably sucks. You don't need the FCC to tell you that. But a recent study conducted on behalf of the FCC reveals just how badly some of them suck. And the best ISP in America? Verizon FiOS.
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…
If you sign up for Verizon FiOS or High Speed Internet Triple Play bundle and buy an iPhone4, Big Red will not only knock $10 a month off your monthly FiOS bill ($5 off your HSI bill), they'll give you a $200 credit you can apply to the cost of the phone. That's essentially a free 16GB iPhone4. [Verizon]
Verizon is preparing to launch cloud-based media streaming for all its FiOS subscribers. The service will allow you to store your music, photos, and videos on their servers and play them back on your phone, laptop, or other mobile device.
Verizon is planning to stream live FiOS TV to mobile devices, with a particular focus on the iPad, the company announced today. The move is part of Verizon's ambition for mobile devices capable of equaling (and surpassing) your current television.
Verizon has announced that it reached almost 1 gigabit download speeds during a recent FiOS trial. A subscriber was able to attain throughput of 925 Mbps with currently deployed equipment—barely shy of a gigabit, but still really fast.