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8/3/15Verizon, Unions Play Some More Chicken (Telecom Ramblings)

Every few years, the incumbents and unions face off for a nice game of chicken over wireline telecom. This summer, it is Verizon on one side and the CWA and IBEW on the other. The "deadline" passed at midnight last night, but workers are staying on the job so far. The issues at stake are the usual [...]

7/30/15Metro Bytes: FirstLight, CityFibre, Zayo, Verizon (Telecom Ramblings)

Here's a quick roundup of some news from the metro, with two contracts, and expansion, and some IoT: FirstLight Fiber took to the hills this weekend with a deal to power the ski resort Mount Sunapee. The New Hampshire resort used FirstLight's fiber to boost its overall bandwidth from 20Mbps to 100Mbps, improving the WiFi offered [...]

7/14/15Market Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon and VICE Partner to Bring Youth B... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - NEW YORK, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon and VICE today announced a new content partnership that will bring the youth brand's award-winning content to Verizon's mobile video platform, launching later this year. The multi-year partnership will see a broad selection of VICE digital content, including original domestic and international programming [...]

7/13/15Market Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon and Epic! Gaming Lounge to Host L... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - Verizon and Epic! Gaming Lounge will test some of these gamers on Aug.7-9 at host the EGLDallas10K video game tournament at The Keller Pointe in Keller, Texas. Contestants will be playing for $40,000 in prizes over a Verizon FiOS Quantum Internet connection of 500/500 megabits per second (Mbps), delivered over Verizon's [...]

7/9/15Company Update (NYSE:VZ): AOL/Verizon is looking to buy a Md. mobile ad company for $300M (Jutia Group)

[at American City Business Journals] - AOL is in talks to purchase Baltimore-based mobile ad company Millennial Media Inc., according to a report in TechCrunch. Citing unnamed sources, the report says AOL has been "kicking the tires" on the company for several weeks, since before its own acquisition for $4.4 billion by Verizon (VZ). [...]

7/6/15Company Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – AT&T Stock Outperforms Verizon, but for ... (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - AT&T's stock has been rising lately in anticipation of its acquisition of DirectTV, while investors have been dumping rival Verizon. But it's unclear how long the different performances may last. Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current market cap of $191.85B, started the session at $47.06. [...]

7/6/15Stock Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – AT&T Stock Outperforms Verizon, but for How Long? (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - AT&T's stock has been rising lately in anticipation of its acquisition of DirectTV, while investors have been dumping rival Verizon. But it's unclear how long the different performances may last. Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), valued at $184.92B, began trading this morning at $35.59.   [...]

7/2/15Company Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – AT&T’s Short-Term Outlook Is Better Th... (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - AT&T’s stock is rising on expected accounting efficiencies as part of its DirecTV merger, while Verizon’s stock is declining. But the boost to AT&T may be temporary. Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current value of $192.89B, opened this morning at $47.23.   [...]

6/25/15Company Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon (VZ) Stock Increasing Following Mobile Video Offering (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - Shares of Verizon (VZ) are gaining as it partners with Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) to stream 45 lifestyle series on its mobile platform. Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $193.65B, opened at $47.63.   During the trading session, VZ traded between $47.47 to [...]

6/24/15Stock Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon’s Andrew Bonillo Appointed to Strategic Advisory Board of Inter... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - WASHINGTON, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) today announced the appointment of Andrew Bonillo, director of cybersecurity and public safety for Verizon, to ICMCP's Strategic Advisory Board. As a board member, Bonillo will play a critical role in shaping the strategic objectives and direction [...]

6/23/15Market Update (NYSE:VZ): It’s official: Verizon closes AOL acquisition (Jutia Group)

[at CNBC] - AOL's Tim Armstrong and Verizon's Marni Walden say the combined companies can be the No. 1 global media technology player. Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current value of $195.44B, started the session at $47.86.   Looking at the stock, its one day [...]

6/22/15Market Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon Offers Raises to 38,000 Employees (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - NEW YORK, June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Proposing a solid wage increase up front, Verizon held its first negotiating session today with representatives of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers on contracts covering approximately 38,000 Verizon East Wireline Employees. The proposed wage increase is part [...]

6/19/15Stock Update (NYSE:VZ): Arianna Huffington Stays at AOL as Verizon Signals It Wants Content (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - AOL banks on sponsored-content advertising as Verizon prepares to complete its purchase of the online company. Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current value of $193.57B, started the session at $47.66.   Looking at today's market, VZ one day range is $47.37 to [...]

6/18/15Market Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Cablevision to combine claims vs. Verizon... (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Cablevision Systems Corp has dropped a lawsuit against Verizon Communications Inc as it sought to combine the case, involving a television commercial that had targeted Verizon's FiOS, with another between the rival companies. Cablevision voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit filed in May in Manhattan federal court without prejudice, meaning the company reserved the [...]

6/18/15AT&T Gets Slapped by FCC, Verizon Scolded by NYC (Telecom Ramblings)

The telecommunications giants are in the regulatory doghouse this week it seems, with both AT&T and Verizon taking some heat. AT&T was fined an impressively large sum of $100M for selling 'unlimited' plans and then throttling traffic for people that took them literally. That's big enough to affect the rounding on the company's overall numbers this [...]

6/16/15Stock Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon Network Ready As Gulf Coast Prepares For Tropical Storm Bill (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - HOUSTON, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless network crews and disaster response teams are on alert as Tropical Storm Bill enters the Gulf of Mexico. In the event of severe storms, the Verizon Wireless network throughout the region stands ready to deliver reliable wireless coverage and service to customers. During [...]

6/10/15Market Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – AOL downgraded after Verizon deal approved (Jutia Group)

[at MarketWatch] - AOL Inc. was downgraded to hold from buy at Jefferies on Wednesday, just a few days after the company's $4.4 billion takeover by Verizon Communications was approved by the Federal Trade Commission, on ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current market cap of $193.44B, started [...]

6/9/15Stock Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Armstrong: Verizon wanted AOL’s content too (Jutia Group)

[at CNBC] - Tim Armstrong offered a rebuttal to reports that Verizon would cast aside AOL's content brands, saying they were always part of a proposed merger. Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $193.52B, began trading this morning at $47.47.   During the trading session, VZ [...]

6/5/15Company Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon (VZ) Stock Falling on Dish Network, T-Mobile Merger Talk (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - Shares of Verizon (VZ) are declining on reports that the possible merger of Dish Network (DISH) and T-Mobile (TMUS) could impact the company by strengthening its rivals. Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $192.63B, opened this morning at $47.94.   Today, shares have [...]

6/4/15Market Update (NYSE:VZ): 6/4/15: Verizon Declares Quarterly Dividend (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - NEW YORK, June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) today declared a quarterly dividend of 55 cents per outstanding share, unchanged from the ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current value of $196.05B, started the session [...]

6/4/15Altice and Verizon Wireline? Really? (Telecom Ramblings)

Yesterday, a new bit of mega M&A speculation started making the rounds. Michael Rollins, a Citigroup analyst, suggested that the French group Altice might have more on its mind than US cable assets like Cablevision, that in fact it might buy Verizon's local wireline business. That would be FIOS and the remaining copper and what it [...]

6/3/15Company Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon Confirms 200 Percent Wireless Da... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - INDIANAPOLIS, June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, a technology leader with the nation's largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, confirmed today that data usage by fans at the 2015 Indianapolis 500 saw a 200 percent increase on Race Day. Between social media, calls and texts, Verizon engineers confirmed from [...]

6/2/15Stock Update (NYSE:VZ): AOL to increase production of videos ahead of Verizon takeover (Jutia Group)

[at MarketWatch] - AOL Inc. , which is in the process of being taken over by Verizon Communications Inc. in a $4.4 billion deal, announced plans on Tuesday to increase its video output on AOL.com and transition it to a mobile-first ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current [...]

5/26/15Company Update (NYSE:VZ): New Hot Details From The AOL-Verizon Merger (Jutia Group)

[Benzinga] - An SEC filing posted on Tuesday afternoon has revealed some additional details surrounding the AOL, Inc. (NYSE: AOL ) - Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ ) merger. The Context A few days ago, rumors ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current value of $201.56B, started the [...]

5/20/15Company Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon FiOS Goes Global With Internatio... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - NEW YORK, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- If you want a closer connection with friends, family and TV programming around the world, it's time to connect with Verizon FiOS. Consumers who sign up online for ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current market cap of [...]

5/20/15Verizon to Sell Terremark? (Telecom Ramblings)

Rich Tehrani over on his TMCnet blog has a source telling him that Verizon is looking to sell or spin off its Terremark cloud arm and focus on mobile. Also supposedly on the block is Verizon's PBX reseller division, leaving them only their Broadsoft-powered hosted PBX platform.  I have no idea if the rumor is true [...]

5/19/15Market Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Cablevision sues Verizon over claims in c... (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Cablevision Systems Corp sued Verizon Communications Inc on Tuesday, seeking a judge's finding that a Cablevision television commercial claiming that Verizon's FiOS service does not solely use fiber optic ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $202.09B, started the session at $49.53.   Looking [...]

5/18/15Stock Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon CFO to Speak May 19 at J.P. Morgan Conference (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - BOSTON, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fran Shammo, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), will speak at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $202.62B, began trading this morning at $49.75.   [...]

5/13/15Market Update (NYSE:VZ): How AOL Became So Dominant in Online Video and Why Verizon Cares (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - Verizon sees the writing on the wall as it buys AOL to serve ads online. Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current market cap of $203.17B, opened at $49.63.   Shares have traded today between $49.56 and $49.95 per share with its 52-week [...]

5/12/15Stock Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon barges into online video, buying A... (Jutia Group)

[AP] - Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion, advancing the telecom's push in both mobile and advertising fields. The acquisition gives Verizon an entryway into increasingly competitive online video. The ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $201.96B, started trading this morning at $49.40.   [...]

5/12/15Market Update: AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) – Verizon, AT&T moving in very different directions–Wells Fargo (Jutia Group)

[at MarketWatch] - Verizon Communications Inc.'s purchase of AOL Inc. is further evidence of the widening gap in strategy between Verizon and fellow telecommunications giant AT&T Inc. , said analyst Jennifer Fritzsche at ... Read more on this. AT&T, Inc. (T), valued at $173.34B, started trading this morning at $33.31.   [...]

5/12/15AOL to Become Part of Verizon? (Telecom Ramblings)

In a chess move that will further blur the lines between content and networks, Verizon announced this morning an agreement to buy AOL.  They will be paying $50 per share for about $4.4B in cash, a 17% premium for AOL's stockholders. Imagine it's 2000, and Verizon was out there buying AOL.  It would have been a completely [...]

5/11/15Market Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon Executive Vice President and President of Operations to Speak Ma... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - MIAMI, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- John Stratton, executive vice president and president of Operations for Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), will speak at the Jefferies Technology, Media ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $203.90B, began trading this morning at $50.14.   [...]

5/7/15Market Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon Communications Reports on Preliminary Shareholder Vote Results a... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - MINNEAPOLIS, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) has announced preliminary results of the shareholder vote at its annual meeting here today. The company reported ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $202.35B, started the session at $49.64.   [...]

5/5/15Market Update (NYSE:VZ): T-Mobile’s Latest Attack on Verizon Is a Masterful Marketing Maneuver (Jutia Group)

[Entrepreneur] - T-Mobile has co-opted an existing Verizon ad campaign and is offering Verizon customers a free two-week trial in hopes of luring them away from the provider. Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $204.43B, started the session at $50.61.   Today’s price range has been [...]

4/29/15Stock Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon Is Switching To SDN Technology, Bu... (Jutia Group)

[Benzinga] - Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ ) on Tuesday stated that it will be transforming its network by implementing a "software defined network architecture." In a report published Wednesday, ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $204.84B, opened at $50.40.   Looking at the stock, [...]

4/27/15Market Update (NYSE:VZ): ESPN sues Verizon, escalates battle over new pay-TV offering (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - ESPN sued Verizon Communications on Monday for breach of contract involving a new pay-TV offering, as the cable sports network fired the latest volley in a mounting battle with the telecommunications company. ESPN, a division of Walt Disney Co, said in a filing in the Supreme Court of New York State that [...]

4/27/15Company Update (NYSE:DIS): ESPN sues Verizon, escalates battle over new pay TV offering (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - ESPN sued Verizon Communications on Monday for breach of contract involving a new pay TV offering, as the cable sports network fired the latest volley in a mounting battle with the telecommunications company. ESPN, a unit of Walt Disney Co, said in a legal document sent to the Supreme Court of New [...]

4/24/15Market Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon 1Q15 Revenue: Lower Than Wall Str... (Jutia Group)

[Market Realist] - Verizon 1Q15 revenue grew ~3.8% year-over-year to ~$32 billion. The telecom company’s consolidated revenue in the quarter was ~0.9% lower than expected by Wall Street analysts. Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current value of $204.47B, started the session at $49.94.   Today’s [...]

4/23/15Market Update (NYSE:VZ): Making a Difference: Verizon Invested More Than $2.3 Billion in 2014 to ... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - Since 1995, Verizon has spent in excess of $1 billion each year to further build, refine and modernize its land-based infrastructure in the two states. In addition, Verizon Wireless invested more than $830 million throughout New York and northern New Jersey. In the New England states, which include Connecticut, Verizon Wireless [...]

4/22/15Company Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Will Verizon (VZ) Stock be Affected Toda... (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - Critics say the new package offered by Verizon (VZ) is a scheme designed to get customers to sign up for more products. Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $205.61B, began trading this morning at $49.47.   Looking at today's trading action, the company's [...]

4/21/15Stock Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon Communications (VZ) Earnings Report: Q1 2015 Conference Call Tran... (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - The following Verizon Communications (VZ) conference call took place on April 21, 2015, 08:30 AM ET. This is a transcript of that earnings call: Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current market cap of $204.40B, opened this morning at $49.01.   During the [...]

4/20/15Market Update (NYSE:VZ): ESPN expresses concern about Verizon’s new TV packages (Jutia Group)

[AP] - ESPN is expressing concern that new television packages being offered by Verizon do not comply with its existing agreements. Verizon launched FiOS Custom TV on Sunday. The base package, which costs about ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current market cap of $204.20B, began trading this [...]

4/16/15Company Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon Invites DFW-Area Residents and B... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - GRAPEVINE, Texas, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon employee-volunteers will conduct an electronic waste recycling rally on Saturday (April 18) in Grapevine as part of an EPIC EARTH DAY event. This ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current value of $204.97B, started trading this morning [...]

4/15/15Company Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon Wireless Increases Network Capacity At Texas Motor Speedway (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - DALLAS, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless deployed three cell on light trucks (COLTs), with both LTE and XLTE coverage, and four macro sites to support one of the largest races of the season ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current market cap of [...]

4/14/15Company Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon Joins the Executive Board of the Entertainment Technology Cente... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - NEW YORK, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Enterprise Solutions will lend its technology expertise to the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC@USC) through a seat on ETC@USC's executive board. Verizon's global cloud, IP and wireless networks, managed security services, end-to-end digital content solutions and technology-related professional [...]

4/9/15Company Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Imagine Communications and Verizon Digit... (Jutia Group)

[Business Wire] - Imagine Communications, a global leader in video infrastructure, advertising systems and workflow management solutions, and Verizon Digital Media Services, a leading global video enablement and delivery service provider, are joining forces to help broadcasters and video service providers implement over-the-top video streaming of linear content through an integrated, end-to-end, collaborative solution.... [...]

4/6/15Market Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – EPA Recognizes Verizon With 2015 ENERGY S... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - NEW YORK, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Verizon with a 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Verizon, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2006, will be honored [...]

4/2/15Stock Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon’s Frontier Communications Deal t... (Jutia Group)

[Market Realist] - Verizon is selling profitable wireline assets to Frontier Communications In the previous part of this series, we learned about Verizon’s (VZ) agreement to sell its wireline assets in three states to… Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), currently valued at $205.30B, opened this morning at $48.90.   [...]

4/1/15Stock Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon’s Wireline Earnings Increased in 4Q14 (Jutia Group)

[Market Realist] - Verizon’s wireline EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) increased ~4.3% year-over-year to reach ~$2.3 billion in 4Q14. Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $203.70B, began trading this morning at $48.45.   During the trading session, VZ traded between $48.43 to $49.05 [...]


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