Category Archives: Internet

Widespread Internet outage hits NYC and region

  Somebody cut the cord to much of the Internet service in the New York region on May 9, knocking out phone service to 750,000 people, the state says. The problems began at about 3:09 p.m., according to DownDetector.com, a … Continue reading

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Why you can’t get Verizon FiOS in New York City

  You can’t get Verizon FiOS in much of New York City because Verizon has broken its agreement to build out its network, the city says. Mayor Bill de Blasio ripped Verizon’s failed promises in an audit released June 18 that … Continue reading

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State swears it can improve New York’s cable and Internet service

  Cable TV and Internet operator Comcast is raising its profile in New York. For one thing, it wants to pull the GE sign from atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza, and put its name up in its place. But the biggie … Continue reading

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Verizon starves land line phone system of money and resources, critics charge

  That electronic gizmo hooked to your belt or stashed in your purse doesn’t just access the Internet and let you play Candy Crush Saga. It’s also a telephone – and as long as you can use it to call … Continue reading

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AG: Verizon breaking law in effort to end some land line service

  Some 136 years after the creation of the first telephone exchange, Verizon is embarked on a long good bye to traditional land line telephone service. New York’s attorney general today filed an emergency complaint with the Public Service Commission … Continue reading

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