Verizon to Spend $100 Million on Sustainable Fuel
Verizon Communications, parent company of Verizon Wireless, today announced plans to invest $100 million in solar power and fuel cells. The alternate energy sources will be used at 19 different Verizon facilities in Arizona, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York. and North Carolina. The reason behind Verizon's decision is two-fold: First, it wants to reduce its carbon foorprint; and second, it wants to have back-up power supplies on hand to prevent network outages during events such as hurricanes. The fuel cells will rely on natural gas, which pollutes less when compared to the diesel generators used at a number of Verizon's facilities. Verizon expects the energy project to completed next year.
T-Mobile Says It Will Rely On 100% Renewable Energy By 2021
T-Mobile won't be swapping its magenta duds for green, but the company has committed to moving its business to 100% renewable energy by 2021. The company already buys power from the wind-driven Red Forks Wind Power Project in Oklahoma, which went online late last year.
Verizon to Shutter Some Offices, Eliminate Jobs
Verizon has informed employees that it plans to reduce the number of regional offices around the country and correspondingly reduce headcount. The company has 20 regional locations, which it plans to pare down to just six.
Verizon Adding Carrier Aggregation to 20x20MHz Channels
Verizon Wireless is upgrading its LTE network with several different technologies meant to boost capacity and speeds. Mike Haberman, Verizon's VP of network support, said the company is deploying carrier aggregation in its 20x20MHz channels.
Verizon Closes Acquisition of AOL
Verizon Communications today finalized its acquisition of AOL. AOL now exists as a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon.
AT&T Makes Commitment to Purchasing Renewable Energy
AT&T today said it has agreed to purchase wind power in order to help it reach renewable energy goals. AT&T will buy 220 megawatts of power from the Minco V Wind Farm in Oklahoma and 300 megawatts from the wind farm in Webb and Duval Counties in Texas.
Kudos to Verizon