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Verizon FiOS Unlimited Data Limit

How one highly determined IT pro hit the limit of his unlimited FiOS plan

May 24th, 2013

Simpsons fans will likely recall the classic episode in which Homer Simpson gets tossed out of an “all-you-can-eat” seafood restaurant after he devours not only its entire supply of shrimp but two of its decorative plastic lobsters. Ars Technica reports that an IT professional in California did something similar with his unlimited FiOS plan after …

Verizon FiOS schools rivals as the fastest ISP in the country

October 1st, 2012

A new study conducted by PCMag has left little doubt about which ISP in the United States offers the fastest service: It’s Verizon (VZ) FiOS, and it’s not particularly close. PCMag found that FiOS delivered average download speeds of 29.4Mbps, or nearly 5Mbps more than its nearest competitor. But the most impressive part of FiOS’ performance …

Verizon considered Hulu buy, may challenge Netflix streaming service next year

December 7th, 2011

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam recently took the stage during a UBS conference in New York where he explained that Verizon once considered purchasing Hulu. McAdam did not comment on another rumor, which suggests that Verizon is working on building its own video streaming service that could compete with the likes of Netflix and Amazon. Reuters first reported …

Internet and telco TV eat away at cable TV market share

May 19th, 2011

According to new data from ABI Research, internet TV and and television services run by telecoms – such as Verizon or AT&T— are slowly eating away at cable TV’s market share. Cable TV subscriptions dropped from 72% in 2009 to 69% in 2010, and cable providers in North America and Western Europe saw the greatest …

CEO envisions Verizon 4G as home internet option

December 7th, 2010

Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg is likely none too pleased with the team responsible for writing a presentation he gave at a recent investor conference. In it, Seidenberg stated that his company’s LTE service could become a “modest substitute” for traditional cable or home Internet access. The press and blogs subsequently erupted, and rightfully so — …

New Verizon FiOS offering boasts ‘fastest mass-market broadband service in the nation’

November 22nd, 2010

If you’re a Verizon FiOS residential broadband customer, with a need for Internet speed, listen up. Big Red has just announced a new plan that boasts some ridiculously fast, lust-worthy uplink and downlink speeds. How fast you ask? How about 150Mbps down and 35Mbps up. “With a downstream speed of 150 Mbps, consumers can download a two-hour, standard-definition …

Verizon to offer FiOS customers live TV for iPads, video-on-demand for Android, BlackBerry, WinMo

August 18th, 2010

Today, Verizon announced a new video application that will allow subscribers of their FiOS television service to watch live, linear programming on an iPad. Before anyone gets too excited, the application — which is scheduled to be released early next year — does have one fairly enormous catch. As reported by Gigaom, “subscribers with an iPad will only be …