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FCC tries to bury finding that Verizon and T-Mobile exaggerated 4G coverage

FCC tries to bury finding that Verizon and T-Mobile exaggerated 4G...

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Enlarge / Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, during an interview in New York, on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Verizon, T-Mobile, and US Cellular exaggerated their 4G coverage in official filings to the Federal Communications Commission, an FCC investigation found. But FCC officials confirmed that Chairman Ajit Pai does not plan to punish the…
Verizon’s brand-new 5G protection maps reveal simply how sporadic the network is

Verizon’s brand-new 5G protection maps reveal simply how sporadic the network...

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Enlarge / Verizon 5G in Boston's Fenway/Kenmore area. Verizon has continually touted its rollout of 5G as it reaches more cities with the latest cellular technology, but new coverage maps confirm what consumers have experienced: Verizon's 5G network is only sparsely deployed even in major cities. You can check out Verizon's new coverage maps that…
Why 168,149 Valentine’s day text showed up in November

Why 168,149 Valentine’s day text showed up in November

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Aurich Lawson / Getty Did you get a Valentine's Day text message on November 7? If so, you can blame a company called Syniverse, which provides text-messaging services to major mobile carriers. Syniverse helps deliver text messages via its intercarrier messaging service and boasts that it is "Connected to more than 300 operators" and processes 600…
Verizon’s 5G network can’t cover a whole basketball arena, either

Verizon’s 5G network can’t cover a whole basketball arena, either

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Enlarge / A Verizon booth at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles in September 2018. Verizon on Friday announced that its 5G network is now available in three NBA arenas and is coming to seven more by the end of the 2019-2020 basketball season. But there's a big caveat, just like there is with…
Yahoo is erasing all material ever published to Yahoo Groups

Yahoo is erasing all material ever published to Yahoo Groups

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Enlarge / The Yahoo Groups home page. Yahoo Groups is shutting down after more than 18 years, and the Verizon-owned company is deleting all content from the site in mid-December. "Yahoo has made the decision to no longer allow users to upload content to the Yahoo Groups site," the company said in a notice to…
AT&T and other providers wish to conceal in-depth 5G maps from FCC and public

AT&T and other providers wish to conceal in-depth 5G maps from...

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Enlarge / Screenshot from an AT&T commercial. AT&T and other mobile carriers are trying to hide detailed 5G maps from the public despite constantly touting the supposed pace and breadth of their 5G rollouts. With the Federal Communications Commission planning to require carriers to submit more accurate data about broadband deployment, AT&T and the mobile…
Verizon has actually offered mapping service MapQuest as the telecom giant continues to cut its media financial investments

Verizon has actually offered mapping service MapQuest as the telecom giant...

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Verizon has sold the 13-year-old MapQuest for an undisclosed price to the ad-tech firm System1. The sale of MapQuest was not material enough for Verizon to file paperwork. The telecom company inherited MapQuest as part of its $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL in 2015.  In August, Verizon sold the blogging platform Tumblr to Automattic Inc.,…
Verizon prepares 5G House Web in every city where it releases mobile 5G

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

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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,...

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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...

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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…

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