Subscribers to small regional wireless companies often have a problem. Their carriers build networks in those regions, but rely on agreements with national companies to provide access to their customers when they travel outside the region.
Fire Island residents and their allies convinced Verizon to suspend plans to offer wireless-only to the beach community, and upgrade landlines instead.
British-based Vodafone is selling out its 45 percent share of Verizon Wireless to Verizon for $130 billion.
When NY's Public Service Commission held a hearing on Verizon, Fire Island residents gave them an earful.
Cell phone tower work is low-paid, dangerous and non-union. The death and injury toll continues to climb.
Fire Island, NY residents told Verizon that the company's plan to ditch landlines leaves them with a ?lack of reliable, affordable broadband service."
Verizon is switching customers from copper wireline to high-speed fiber -- where it's profitable.
The FCC will not grant automatic approval to Verizon's request to drop landlines in areas damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
Researchers found that in five critical California areas, 911 emergency calls failed to contain embedded locations.
The NTIA and the FCC compiled an update of broadband technologies and speeds nationwide. They still need upgrading.