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Saturday November 29, 2014

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Bronx Students Take Honors in #Verizon #STEM App Design Contest

Bronx Students Take Honors in #Verizon #STEM App Design Contest

Sixth graders from the  NY Bronx Academy of Promise have taken top honors in a national app design contest. The students created an app called Quest Math to help encourage students to improve their math skills using mythology. They were part of the winners of The Verizon Innovative App Challenge [Full Story…]

Largest #DataCenter in the Nation Opens in Lower Manhattan

Largest #DataCenter in the Nation Opens in Lower Manhattan

After two years under construction, the old Verizon building in lower Manhattan has reopened as the largest high-rise data center in the nation. The center, is the only major data center to open in recent years as data centers are most frequently located where real estate and power are less [Full Story…]

#Verizon’s High #Tech Side Showcased in McGarryBowen NY #Ad Campaign

#Verizon's High #Tech Side Showcased in McGarryBowen NY #Ad Campaign

Ad agency McGarryBowen NY created Verizon's new corporate branding campaign. The ads, called “Powerful Answers” are short video segments featuring a soaring Philip Glass soundtrack that showcases the NY-based Verizon as a leading innovator in high tech. The spots, directed by Park Pictures’ Lance [Full Story…]

#Verizon Faces Uphill Battle in Replacing NY’s Copper Cables with Fiber Optics

#Verizon Faces Uphill Battle in Replacing NY's Copper Cables with Fiber Optics

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Verizon is replacing damaged copper wire with fiber optic cables and updating its infrastructure. Crain’s New York Business reports that it is a tremendous logistical task—with the equivalent of 20 years’ worth of materials and installations. Seawater ruined almost [Full Story…]

Verizon Claims Lower Manhattan Landlords Refuse Access

Verizon Claims Lower Manhattan Landlords Refuse Access

As Verizon tries to replace copper wires destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, it’s facing resistance from lower Manhattan landlords. The New York Times reports that the company wrote to the NYS Public Service Commission, stating that many buildings refuse to let Verizon in or demand excessive compensation [Full Story…]

#Sandy Prompts #Verizon Fiber Shift

#Sandy Prompts #Verizon Fiber Shift

With the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Verizon will replace damaged copper wire with fiber-optic cable. According to The Wall Street Journal, the move allows Verizon to sell more customer services and save on costs. The company wants to transfer as many services as it can to the faster FiOS [Full Story…]

#Verizon Announces #App Challenge At Tech-Inspired Bronx School

#Verizon Announces #App Challenge At Tech-Inspired Bronx School

The Verizon Foundation announced the Innovative App Challenge last week. The prize, sponsored by Technology Students Association and the Verizon Foundation, will award ten teams nationwide $10,000 in cash grants and training from MIT professors. Verizon made the announcement at Bronx Academy of [Full Story…]

#NetNeutrality Expert Tim Wu Opposes #Verizon Appeal

#NetNeutrality Expert Tim Wu Opposes #Verizon Appeal

Legal expert Tim Wu filed a friend-of-the-court brief asking a federal appeals court to uphold the Federal Communications Commission’s neutrality rules. Wu, the Columbia Law School professor who invented the term “net neutrality,” says Verizon’s argument that the regulations impinge free speech [Full Story…]

#Verizon’s Catastrophic Failure in Pictures

#Verizon's Catastrophic Failure in Pictures

The Verge’s excellent photo essay illustrates the “catastrophic failure” at Verizon’s 92,000-foot cable vault caused by Hurricane Sandy. Photographer Dante D'orazio went deep underground, photographing damaged cables and Con Ed workers reconnecting the building to the grid. The storm surge destroyed [Full Story…]

Verizon NY Landlines Still Down from #Sandy

Verizon NY Landlines Still Down from #Sandy

Many businesses in Lower Manhattan are still struggling from Hurricane Sandy because of down Verizon landlines, according to Crains. A storm surge during Sandy flooded Verizon's central offices on West and Broad streets in NY and many businesses have not been restored their Verizon phone service. [Full Story…]

Impact of #Sandy on NY Verizon “Wider than 9/11″

Impact of #Sandy on NY Verizon "Wider than 9/11"

Hurricane Sandy hit one of NY’s most vulnerable spots—its Lower Manhattan telecommunications infrastructure. Tony Melone, Verizon’s CTO, said the storm’s impact was wider than 9/11. So much storm water flooded the 140West St. headquarters that according to The Wall Street Journal, it bent the art [Full Story…]

Wireless Service Takes a Hit in Lower Manhattan #Sandy

Wireless Service Takes a Hit in Lower Manhattan #Sandy

Since Hurricane Sandy hit the NY area this week, several major mobile phone carriers have been unable to offer wireless phone service in lower Manhattan. Downtown residents report that they have to come above 39th St. to receive cellphone service, as Verizon Communications said downed networks were [Full Story…]

Time Warner Cable Expanding NY Fiber Network

Time Warner Cable Expanding NY Fiber Network

Time Warner Cable Inc. is announcing that it is investing $25 million to expand its fiber-optic network in parts of Brooklyn as well as the Financial and Flatiron districts. This follows a franchise agreement struck last year between the city and the company to expand fiber to areas currently [Full Story…]

Verizon #Olympics TV App Uses Ensequence

Verizon #Olympics TV App Uses Ensequence

Verizon has released an Olympics TV app, called the Verizon Olympics 2012 widget, that was built on the Ensequence platform to make the experience more social. According to MediaPost, the app automatically gathers content from the NBC Olympics and lets viewers use their remotes to search for and [Full Story…]

80% of Homes Have Access to 3D #Olympics Coverage

80% of Homes Have Access to 3D #Olympics Coverage

NBC Olympics and Panasonic announced the first-ever 3D coverage of the Olympic Games will be available to multichannel providers, which serves nearly 80% of all U.S. homes. Operators carrying the feed, which totals about 12 hours a day, includes Armstrong, AT&T, Cablevision, DIRECTV, Time Warner [Full Story…]