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Verizon prepares 5G House Web in every city where it releases mobile 5G

Verizon prepares 5G House Web in every city where it releases...

Enlarge / A Verizon ad for its 5G Home service. Verizon says it will bring its "5G Home" Internet service to every market where it deploys 5G mobile service. That might not be saying much, given how limited Verizon's early 5G deployments are. But it would mean that at least some people in each 5G…
Verizon takes legal action against city to prevent paying 5G costs, states the FCC has its back

Verizon takes legal action against city to prevent paying 5G costs,...

Enlarge / A monitor seen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Verizon has sued the City of Rochester, New York, in order to avoid paying fees for deploying 5G equipment and fiber lines. Verizon's lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Western District of New York…
Verizon requires $880 from rural library for simply 0.44 GB of roaming information

Verizon requires $880 from rural library for simply 0.44 GB of...

Verizon A small library that lends out mobile hotspots is facing a tough budget decision because one of its borrowers accidentally ran up $880 in roaming fees, and Verizon refuses to waive or reduce the charges. The library has an "unlimited" data plan for the hotspots, but Verizon says it has to pay the $880…
Verizon: 5G speeds on low-spectrum bands will be more like “excellent 4G”

Verizon: 5G speeds on low-spectrum bands will be more like “excellent...

Enlarge / A Verizon booth at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles in September 2018. 5G won't be much different from 4G outside dense urban areas, a Verizon executive said yesterday. The massive hype around 5G has focused on speed improvements expected on millimeter-wave spectrum, which wasn't previously used on mobile broadband networks. But…
FCC lastly navigates to rejecting net neutrality problem versus Verizon

FCC lastly navigates to rejecting net neutrality problem versus Verizon

Enlarge / A monitor seen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Getty Images | Bloomberg The Federal Communications Commission has finally gotten around to denying a net neutrality complaint filed against Verizon in July 2016, two years before the commission eliminated its net neutrality rules. The complaint…
Verizon desires you to pay $650 plus $85 a month for a 5G hotspot

Verizon desires you to pay $650 plus $85 a month for...

Enlarge / A Verizon booth at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles in September 2018. Verizon's 5G mobile service is available in just a handful of cities, but the carrier is charging premium prices to the few people who live in range of the network. Verizon yesterday announced its first 5G hotspot, namely the…
FCC lets Verizon lock mobile phone to network for 60 days after activation

FCC lets Verizon lock mobile phone to network for 60 days...

Verizon yesterday received the government's permission to lock handsets to its network for 60 days after each device's activation, despite open-access rules that apply to one of Verizon's key spectrum licenses. The Federal Communications Commission waiver approval said 60-day locks will "allow Verizon to better combat identity theft and other forms of handset-related fraud." Verizon…
For 5G, AT&T and T-Mobile purchase $1.8 billion worth of 24 GHz spectrum throughout United States

For 5G, AT&T and T-Mobile purchase $1.8 billion worth of 24...

Getty Images | SOPA Images AT&T and T-Mobile committed to spend nearly $1.8 billion, combined, on high-frequency spectrum for their 5G networks in a Federal Communications Commission auction that sold airwave licenses covering the whole US. Verizon committed to spend $506 million in a separate 5G auction. AT&T's winning bids in the 24GHz auction totaled…
Verizon prevented a years’s worth of taxes– a brand-new law might make it pay up

Verizon prevented a years’s worth of taxes– a brand-new law might...

Enlarge / A Verizon logo at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2019 on February 26, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. Verizon has avoided paying local taxes on telecom equipment in many New Jersey municipalities over the past decade, but a proposed state law would force the company to pay back taxes for all the payments it didn't…
AT&T rejects that offering phone area information was unlawful as FCC examines

AT&T rejects that offering phone area information was unlawful as FCC...

Getty Images | Witthaya Prasongsin AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have all told the Federal Communications Commission that they recently stopped selling their customers' phone location information to other companies. Sprint said it is phasing out the sales and will shut them down by the end of this month. The details came in letters to FCC…
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