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August 25, 2010  1:23 PM

Verizon/Google net neutrality joint venture: An articulation minefield

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Google, net neutrality, regulation, Verizon

Talking about its much-criticized joint declaration on net neutrality with Google,

August 12, 2010  3:50 PM

A closer look at the Google/Verizon joint net neutrality proposal

Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband access, broadband services, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Google, net neutrality, regulation, Verizon, Wireless broadband

Google and Verizon have issued a joint proposal on the regulation of net ...

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August 6, 2010  5:23 PM

Verizon/Google rumors halt FCC net neutrality talks

Posted by: Tom Nolle
content delivery, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Google, Julius Genachowski, net neutrality, regulation, U-verse, Verizon

The FCC called off its multilateral talks with stakeholders on net neutrality in the wake of a

August 5, 2010  1:35 PM

Possible Verizon/Google content fast-lane deal: net neutrality issues?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
content delivery, FCC, Google, net neutrality, Quality of Service, regulation, Verizon

Verizon and Google are said to be nearing a deal that would establish "fast lanes" for content delivery to consumers paid by portal players (like YouTube) willing to pay a charge for...

August 3, 2010  8:45 PM

Wireless carriers consider mobile service move into credit card space

Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, Broadband, credit cards, mobile services, T-Mobile, Verizon, wireless carriers

Major U.S. wireless carriers are looking to establish an alternative to the credit card companies' mobile commerce services -- and some tell us they have hopes of actually competing with credit cards overall. AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon are looking at a venture in partnership with some...

July 23, 2010  12:32 PM

iPhone for T-mobile? Look out AT&T and Verizon

Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, iPhone, T-Mobile, Verizon

There are now rumors that T-Mobile will be offering the iPhone when AT&T's exclusivity expires, probably in addition to rather than instead of Verizon, and possibly even sooner than Verizon.

July 1, 2010  11:58 AM

RIP for Microsoft Kin; cloud over cloud-to-phone concept

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Microsoft, Open API, smartphone, Verizon

Just days after Verizon announced a price reduction on the Kin, Microsoft pulled the plug on the whole concept. We’re not surprised but we’re disappointed. The concept behind the Kin was, in our view, a...

June 22, 2010  7:09 PM

Smartphone war ahead: Android competitors to turn up heat on iPhone

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Android OS, Apple, BlackBerry, Captivate, iPhone, RIM, Samsung, smartphones, Verizon

Wall Street is looking at the fall as a critical time for Apple and the iPhone. What's critical is that it may mark the beginning of a smartphone price war with highly functional models based on the

May 24, 2010  4:14 PM

FCC wireless competition report: Churn rising, voice use falling

Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, churn, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, iPhone, net neutrality, Verizon, wireless competition, wireless voice, wireline

The FCC released its required annual report on mobile wireless competition, and the report seems to show an industry where the rich are getting richer, which leads many FCC-watchers (including us) to...

May 10, 2010  5:55 PM

Verizon CEO eyes fiber-fueled future sans ‘voice-only’ service

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, fiber to the home, FiOS, FTTH, Ivan Seidenberg, mobile services, telecom networks, telecom service providers, Verizon, Verizon FiOS, wireless, wireline

Verizon CEO Ivan G. Seidenberg is no shrinking violet, as we all know. His recent comments on the company's plans suggest that Verizon is essentially dividing...

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