Verizon testing out 10 gigabit internet service using new fiber technology

2000px-Verizon_logoVerizon has successfully tested out a new fiber connection that will theoretically provide speeds up to 10 gigabits per second, with a little bit of headroom to improve that even more. That’s insanely fast.

This test doesn’t mean that Verizon is going to immediately start offering those speeds to all of their customers, unfortunately, but it’s a step in the right direction towards faster internet speeds than what we have today. Right now there isn’t even commercial equipment available for this new technology to be used, so we’re a ways off from it being mainstreamed. Read more

Costco is getting ready for the Verizon variants of the Turbo 2, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

cosco-droid-turbo-2We have heard so many stories about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Plus, but here is another. A new leaked document from Costco confirms their names and shows they are gearing up to launch Verizon variants of the Turbo 2, Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

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Unidentified HTC smartphone passes through the FCC with support for Verizon’s carrier bands

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Earlier today, an unannounced HTC-branded smartphone carrying the model number 0PM9310 passed through the United States of America’s official certification authority — the FCC. Information included in the brief filing documentation reveals that we’re looking a mid-range handset with a removable backplate that’s heading to Verizon.

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FCC rejects T-Mobile wireless auction proposal


The FCC met again today to consider rules to use for an upcoming auction of 600MHz wireless spectrum after delaying the decision at a meeting a couple weeks ago. On the table was a request from T-Mobile to modify the proposed rules to help smaller carriers, T-Mobile included, obtain some of this spectrum instead of seeing all of it being bought up by big carriers like Verizon and AT&T. Unfortunately for T-Mobile and fans of the little guys, the FCC decided to move forward with the proposed reserve of only 30MHz for bidders who may be smaller and struggle with raising necessary capital. Read more