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Verizon Workers will Join Forces with #OccupyWallStreet Today

Verizon Workers will Join Forces with #OccupyWallStreet Today

Verizon union workers have been petitioning over reported pension and benefit cuts since their strike back in August, and despite going back to work, Verizon workers remain without a substantial contract. As a result of this inability to find a resolution, 1,000 Verizon Workers will meet at [Full Story…]

Cablevision Ordered to Provide Competitors with HD Sports Programming

Cablevision Ordered to Provide Competitors with HD Sports Programming

The FCC told Long Island-based Cablevision that it could no longer be the sole provider of the MSG and MSG+ HD feed, concluding that these programs would have to be made available to AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS. The ruling, according to Adweek, came after a two year feud between Cablevision [Full Story…]

Verizon Technician Electrocuted While Installing Bklyn Internet Cable

Verizon Technician Electrocuted While Installing Bklyn Internet Cable

Tragically, a 37 year-old Verizon technician was killed earlier this week as the result of an electrical electrocution, according to NY Daily News. Douglas La Lima was installing FiOS Internet cables in Brooklyn, when he came into contact with a Con Edison power line in a tree. His coworkers [Full Story…]

Verizon Workers Surprised by Decision to Suspend Walkout

Verizon Workers Surprised by Decision to Suspend Walkout

The decision to suspend the walkout without an agreement took many Verizon workers by surprise, according to the New York Daily News. Union leaders reportedly never wanted a long walkout and agreed to end it when the company showed a willingness to resume bargaining. When Verizon CEO Lowell [Full Story…]

NY Dept of Education Approves Contract with Verizon

NY Dept of Education Approves Contract with Verizon

According to the AP, a panel from the NY Department of Education recently approved a $120 million contract with Verizon that will allow the company to provide phone and internet service to city schools for two years. The vote on the contract was controversial because Verizon has been accused of [Full Story…]

IBM Sells 1,000+ Patents to Google

IBM Sells 1,000+ Patents to Google

Google has bought almost 1,000 pending and issued patents from IBM in order to protect against suits by other technology companies, though the patents that company bought have little to do with Internet searching or advertising business. Kent Walker, Google's general counsel, wrote in a blog post in [Full Story…]

Verizon FIOS Still Rolling Out Network in NYC

Verizon FIOS Still Rolling Out Network in NYC

Although Verizon Communications said it stopped seeking new markets for FIOS TV, the company continues to seek customers in New York, and is rolling out fiber to reach specific network-buildout targets mandated in its franchise agreements. In NYC, FIOS must have all premises in NY's five [Full Story…]

FiOS TV Launches Ad Zones in New York, New Jersey

FiOS TV Launches Ad Zones in New York, New Jersey

Verizon Communications is now using an ad-targeting system from Princeton, NJ-based Invidi Technologies to subdivide DMAs in the New York Metropolitan area into smaller ad zones.  Previously, Verizon been limited to delivering the same ads on FiOS TV to an entire DMA through a service [Full Story…]

Media & Money: Control Over Content is Evolving

Media & Money: Control Over Content is Evolving

NYConvergence ORIGINAL The "Controlling Content in a Digital World" session's panelists, including representatives from VEVO, Verizon Communications, Yahoo!, and Rainbow Media addressed this issue during the first day of Dow Jones and Nielsen's Media and Money Conference at the [Full Story…]

RCN To Battle Verizon FiOS TV For Customers

RCN To Battle Verizon FiOS TV For Customers

Crain's New York Business RCN has stepped up its marketing efforts in advance of Verizon's entry into the NYC cable television market reports Crain's.  It has snagged the New York Giants' Justin Tuck and New York Jets' Brad Smith as company spokespeople and recently sponsored the Manhattan [Full Story…]

Time Warner Cable Prepares for Verizon’s FiOS in NYC

Time Warner Cable Prepares for Verizon's FiOS in NYC

Multichannel News Time Warner Cable (TWC) chief operating officer Landel Hobbs has offered a little more insight into the company's planned response to Verizon Communications' entry into the New York City video market later this year.     Speaking at the Deutsche Bank Media & [Full Story…]

Verizon Keeps Newark HQ, Plans to Expand Work Force

Verizon Keeps Newark HQ, Plans to Expand Work Force

The Star-Ledger Verizon Communications has decided to keep its 650 employees in the downtown Newark headquarters on 545 Broad Street which it sold to Accordia Realty in February of this year.  The company signed a ten-year lease to occupy seven floors of the building and plans to augment its [Full Story…]