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Verizon serves up 100 Mbps FiOS triple play to deepen reach in existing markets

Verizon is giving FiOS customers the option to purchase a triple play bundle with 100 Mbps symmetrical speeds for $69 a month, reflecting its recognition that consumers want higher speeds as it winds down its FTTH roll out.

Verizon gets call for FiOS from the Bronx's Co-Op City development

Verizon is facing another call for FiOS in New York City, this time from a group of elected officials and residents in the Bronx borough's Co-Op City development, where 72 percent of the residents are interested in getting the FTTH-based service.

Verizon's Shammo says company may sell data center business

Verizon's chief financial officer confirmed during a fourth quarter earnings call that the telco is looking at options for its data center business "to see if the asset is more valuable inside or outside of the portfolio."

Verizon makes 50 Mbps its default FiOS speed, but overall growth dips to 99K

Verizon is now offering 50 Mbps as its default speed tier at a time when overall new subscriber growth is leveling off as it penetrates its existing markets.

Verizon's CFO: Skinny Custom TV bundle customers aren't picking sports add-ons

Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said that the carrier continues to see interest among customers for its Custom TV skinny bundle. But he said the carrier's new Custom TV customers are not sports fans.

Verizon's Shammo: The 'philosophy that Verizon is spectrum short is just false'

Verizon CFO Fran Shammo  is fighting back against the notion that Verizon is rapidly running out of capacity on its wireless network. Speaking today at an investor conference, Shammo said that only 40 percent of the carrier's total spectrum assets are currently being used by its LTE network technology, which he said indicates the carrier still has enough network capacity to continue to grow.

Verizon's Shammo says ongoing union negotiations are hindering wireline cost savings

A high level Verizon executive sees the contract negotiations currently taking place with its union wireline workforce as an important element that is driving higher costs in its wireline business.

Cox Business serves up small cell solution for wireless operators

Cox Business is taking advantage of the emerging small cell opportunity with a new turnkey service that it says will enable wireless operators to deploy small cells to extend coverage and capacity.

Verizon to increase marketing for Go90 mobile video service ahead of Black Friday

Verizon plans to ramp up its marketing for its Go90 over-the-top mobile video service as Thanksgiving and Black Friday approach, according to Verizon executives. It's unclear how much Verizon plans to spend to market the service, but the carrier, which launched Go90 in early October, has been steadily increasing its marketing from grassroots efforts toward a mass media rollout timed to coincide with the holiday shopping season.

Verizon's Shammo throws cold water on licensing Dish's spectrum

Verizon Wireless does not feel a need to strike a deal with Dish Network, to get access to its mid-band wireless spectrum, according to a senior Verizon executive. The comments from Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo at an investor conference could cool speculation that a deal for Verizon to lease Dish's airwaves is imminent.