Verizon Flip-Flops, Supports DTV Delay
Today, Verizon Communication's CEO Ivan Seidenberg said that the company approves of Senator Rockefeller's proposed delay of the transition to DTV. Senator Rockefeller made the proposal last week, and suggested that the transition be delayed to June 12. According to Seidenberg, Verizon changed its feelings because there is a definite transition date attached to the proposal. It would not have agreed with an open-ended delay. Seideberg reiterated, "Any further delay would harm the nation's economy and broadband future, as I noted in my letter earlier this week." A final decision about the delay has not yet been made.
Verizon Says Its Pixel Will Receive System Updates At the Same Time as Other Pixels
Verizon Wireless will not stymie system updates for the Google Pixel phones, according to Ars Technica. Earlier this month, Google said Verizon would be responsible for pushing system updates to its variants of the Pixel and Pixel XL.
Verizon, Samsung Offer Small Cell for Improved In-Home Coverage
Verizon Wireless today announced the 4G LTE Network Extender for homes and small businesses. The small box provides LTE coverage in buildings up to about 7,500 square feet, including services such as HD Voice and high-speed data.
LG to Push Back LG Pay Launch to Give G5 More Attention
LG has decided to delay the official debut of LG Pay, which was expected to mark its arrival at this month's Mobile World Congress trade show. "LG Electronics has delayed the official launch of LG Pay to the second quarter of this year to help the new LG flagship smartphone — G5 — receive more media attention," said an LG spokesperson to the Korea Times.
FCC's Ajit Pai Wants Net Neutrality Vote Delayed
FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Mike O'Reilly, both Republicans, today asked the FCC to delay its planned vote on net neutrality rules. The FCC is widely expected to vote on the proposed rules at its open meeting scheduled for Feb.
Google Doing More to Prevent Phishing in Gmail
Google says it is using a new method to identify and target phishing attempts within Gmail. Moving forward, Google is using a new algorithm that "flags and delays potentially suspicious messages." Google says this selective delay allows it to spend more time investigating potentially suspicious messages before they are delivered.
And What in June?
Now what about in June? These same people still will say, we had no idea, we are going to lose tv, we are on a fixed income. Well news for ya buddy, we are all on "FIXED INCOMES". And we all had to roll with the times. This has nothing to do with being selfish, it has to do with spectrum to be used for a different purpose that will benifit far more then those who don't feel like getting a converter box.
They say this is going to effect anywhere from 20 to 40 million households, I really would like some proof of this more then speculation.
up to somthing
How ready was Verizon anyway?
Now how about the other carriers?