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7/23/14Stock Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon: A Golden Dividend Opportunity Is ... (Jutia Group)

[at Seeking Alpha] - Overview Verizon (NYSE: VZ ) just reported stellar quarterly results. The company appears well positioned to provide dividend investors with an opportunity for both capital appreciation and income production. ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current market cap of $211.12B, started the session at [...]

7/22/14Market Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon 2Q profit rises 93 percent (Jutia Group)

[AP] - Verizon reported Tuesday that its second-quarter earnings nearly doubled after it secured full ownership of Verizon Wireless. Profit jumped to $4.32 billion from $2.25 billion, or 78 cents per share. Net ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current value of $209.96B, opened at $50.80.   [...]

7/21/14Verizon Boosts FTTH Upload Speeds, Shifts Peering Debate? (Telecom Ramblings)

This morning, the news is that Verizon is boosting FIOS upload speeds to match download speeds.  The media is initially talking about how this is about Verizon taking on the cable giants since cable's technology infrastructure can't match such a thing.  But I think part of the it could be another side effect of the [...]

7/21/14Company Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon Comments on Strong 2Q Results at Conference (Jutia Group)

[at noodls] - NEW YORK- Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) delivered continued customer growth in the recently concluded quarter, according to comments made today by Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam at the ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $210.16B, started trading this morning at $50.62.   [...]

7/18/14Level 3 Calls Out Verizon Directly on Peering Upgrades (Telecom Ramblings)

At least one piece of the simmering interconnection dispute over Netflix data bottlenecks has been getting clearer lately. Following Netflix's 'crowded network' warning message to subscribers in June, last week Verizon put out a piece demonstrating that its last mile wasn't congested at all. And yesterday, Level 3 turned that around in a blog post, [...]

7/16/14Company Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon Successfully Accomplishes 100G N... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to build on its strong history in 100G technology, Verizon has completed another technology milestone by proving that 100G traffic can be successfully ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current value of $210.78B, opened this morning at [...]

7/11/14Market Update (NYSE:VZ): [video] Verizon points finger at Netflix (Jutia Group)

[at CNBC] - Verizon argues Netflix's mismanagement of its video streaming traffic has led to slower speeds for users. CNBC's Kayla Tausche, and Re/code's Kara Swisher, provides perspective. Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current value of $207.26B, opened this morning at $49.85.   Looking at [...]

7/11/14Verizon Defends Congestion Claims, But Nothing New Here (Telecom Ramblings)

In a blog post yesterday, Verizon fired the latest round in the public blame wars over why Netflix videos buffer on their network.  The case they made offered little new information, however, and of course placed the blame squarely upon Netflix. The interconnection deal between the two companies is still being implemented, however it has not [...]

6/27/14Stock Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – After Verizon, Germany mulls axing foreign... (Jutia Group)

[AP] - First Verizon got the boot, now the German government is considering pulling the plug on foreign companies that provide hardware for official communication networks. An Interior Ministry spokesman says ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), currently valued at $203.79B, started trading this morning at $49.41.   [...]

6/27/14Snowden Heat Burns Verizon In Germany (Telecom Ramblings)

Is it a symbolic move or the start of a pattern? With yesterdays's news came the most direct response from a European government to the telecommunications industry in the wake of the NSA/Snowden revelations. Verizon's German subsidiary has lost a contract with the German government over the issue, with reports about German sources tying it [...]

6/26/14Stock Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon Wireless Redefines Wireless Custom... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - HUTCHINSON, Kan., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Verizon Wireless continues to roll out its new retail store design intended to make shopping for wireless devices and services more convenient and ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $202.46B, opened at $49.41.   [...]

6/16/14Is Peering Transparency Catching On? (Telecom Ramblings)

It's almost too good to be true from my point of view. News has been coming out of the FCC that has Tom Wheeler & crew looking at peering. While it's not being treated directly as a part of the net neutrality debate, he has called them 'cousins' which is a good start. Even further, he's gotten [...]

6/9/14Netflix Backs Off, But Its Message Was Delivered (Telecom Ramblings)

After having its service blame Verizon's crowded network for streaming difficulties for a few weeks, Netflix is now backing off. Verizon had sent them a cease and desist letter, and had been protesting loudly. But I think that's precisely what this was all about. Netflix has been seeking leverage in its interconnection negotiations throughout 2014. With [...]

6/9/14Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Netflix to stop posting notices that irked Verizon (Jutia Group)

[AP] - Netflix will stop sending messages blaming Verizon and other Internet service providers for problems with its video subscription service. The decision, announced in a Monday blog post, follows a legal ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current value of $205.03B, opened at $49.23.   [...]

6/6/14Friday Poll: How Would You Describe Netflix’s Calling Out of Verizon? (Telecom Ramblings)

Interconnection and Netflix traffic is once again the talk of the sector, with Netflix explicitly referencing Verizon's 'crowded network' in error messages to customers and Verizon crying foul.  What do you think, did Netflix cross the line, are they just being accurate, or have they simply found a justified way to return Verizon's pressure with [...]

6/6/14Netflix Points a Finger, Verizon Protests (Telecom Ramblings)

When disagreements play out in the general media like this, the details that matter get lost. Earlier this week social media reports revealed that Netflix has started showing its users an error message blaming slower streaming on Verizon's 'crowded' network. Verizon wasted no time in firing back with a legal threat.  Verizon says the accusation is [...]

6/5/14Market Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon asks Netflix to stop messages placing blame for slow speeds (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Verizon Communications Inc on Thursday demanded that Netflix Inc immediately stop displaying messages to customers that place blame on Verizon's broadband service for slow delivery of Netflix TV shows ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $204.43B, opened at $49.22.   Looking at the [...]

6/2/14Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon: What Would Be The Post-Merger Dividend Trend? (Jutia Group)

[at Seeking Alpha] - Dividend of Verizon ( VZ ) has grown steadily by 2.8% CAGR over the past 3 annual cycles. Post the Verizon Wireless merger, many investors wonder how the dividend growth prospects would look like. In this ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current value [...]

5/27/14Stock Update (NYSE:VZ): More Erie County, Ohio, Residents Can Experience 4G LTE With Verizon Wire... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - WHAT: Verizon Wireless has enhanced (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage in Sandusky, Ohio. 4G LTE empowers Verizon Wireless customers with compatible devices to browse the Web, post status updates and photos, and download files wirelessly at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks. WHERE: Verizon [...]

5/27/14Warren Buffett's Latest Dividend Stock Buys/Sells And His Portfolio - Q1/2014 (The DIV-Net)

Warren Buffett is one of the most observed investment gurus on the stock market. Each transaction he made will be discussed by thousands of analysts and investors. Today, I would like to highlight the latest dividend stock buys from Warren Buffett. During the latest fiscal quarter, Warren added six stocks and purchased two new stock positions. The biggest influence to his portfolio had Wal-Mart and Verizon with a 62 and 50 percentage points. On the short side, he reduced...

5/22/14Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Here’s Why Verizon Communications Inc. Is a Top Stock (Jutia Group)

[at Motley Fool] - Three big time investors recently bought shares of Verizon and it may be time for you to jump in as well. Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current value of $204.78B, started trading this morning at $49.30.   During today's session, VZ [...]

5/21/14Market Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon: A Buy Or A Sell? (Jutia Group)

[at Seeking Alpha] - 2013 was a good year for Verizon Communications Inc. ( VZ ) . The company has shown decent growth in its top and bottom lines, and delivered a high return on equity. Although, its share price moved only ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a [...]

5/20/14Stock Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon CEO says not interested in Dish, focus on online streaming (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Verizon's CEO Lowell McAdam shot down rumors that the company was in potential merger talks with satellite operator Dish Network on Tuesday, days after rival AT&T announced plans to buy no 1. There were not, and there are not, discussions going on with Dish," McAdam told investors at the J.P. Morgan Global [...]

5/19/14Company Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon Chairman and CEO to Speak at J.P. Morgan Conference on May 20 (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowell McAdam, chairman and chief executive officer of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), will speak at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), currently valued at $203.95B, opened this morning at $49.11. [...]

5/16/14Company Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Why Verizon (VZ) Stock Is Higher This Mo... (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - Shares of Verizon Communications (VZ) are up 1.73% to $48.79 in pre-market trade as Warren Buffett, John Paulson and Daniel Loeb buy up the telecommunications company's stock. Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $203.83B, opened at $48.71.   A quick look at the [...]

5/15/14Market Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon Comments on FCC’s Proposed Rules for Open Internet (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications Commission today adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' remand of the FCC's 2010 net neutrality order. The following statement should be attributed to Randal S. Milch, executive vice president, public policy, and general counsel of [...]

5/14/14Market Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – TV as You’ve Never Experienced It Befor... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - PHILADELPHIA, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For Verizon customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, pay TV changed for the better when Verizon launched FiOS TV in the area in 2006, bringing to customers innovations like interactive widgets and the industry's first multi-room DVR. Now, the TV-viewing experience for those FiOS TV [...]

5/12/14Stock Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon Plans Activities This Week to Supp... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - PHILADELPHIA, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon, which is sponsoring the second annual Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Week, May 12 –16, has several activities lined up for small-business owners in the Philadelphia-metro area, including a virtual event available to anyone with access to the Internet. Today (May 12), [...]

5/8/14Stock Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon Wireless Celebrates Customer Appre... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - DALLAS, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO/WHAT: Verizon Wireless will host an all-day Customer Appreciation Event on Saturday, May 10 . Open to the community, it will feature special offers, product demos, ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current value of $200.76B, started trading this [...]

5/6/14Company Update (NYSE:VZ): TV as You’ve Never Experienced It Before: Verizon Brings FiOS Quantum... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - TAMPA, Fla., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For Verizon customers in the greater Tampa Bay area, pay TV changed for the better when Verizon launched FiOS TV in the area in 2005, bringing to customers innovations like interactive widgets and the industry's first multi-room DVR. Now, the TV-viewing experience for those [...]

5/5/14Stock Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon CFO to Speak at Jefferies Conferen... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fran Shammo, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), will speak at the Jefferies 2014 Technology, Media ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $194.87B, started the session at $47.14.   [...]

5/2/14Stock Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon Donates $50,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to providing on-the-ground support to Arkansans and communities affected by tornadoes that devastated the state on April 27, Verizon has expanded its support by donating $50,000 to the Arkansas Chapter of the American Red Cross. "Verizon employees have been working alongside [...]

5/1/14Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) | Verizon to FCC: Restrictions on airwaves auction are unjust (Jutia Group)

[Reuters] - Verizon Communications Inc has urged U.S. regulators not to restrict how much it can buy in next year's auction of wireless spectrum, saying such a limit would subsidize the smallest national carriers and their foreign owners. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler recently proposed rules for the complex sale of valuable airwaves [...]

4/29/14Netflix Reaches Another Traffic Agreement (Telecom Ramblings)

Watch what they do, not what they say. If you needed any further evidence that Netflix's antics lately have been more about negotiating position than net neutrality principles, you got it yesterday. Netflix did another interconnection deal with a big last mile operator: Verizon. Netflix will be moving quickly now to establish direct connections into Verizon's [...]

4/25/14Stock Update (NYSE:VZ): Why Verizon Is Dead Money (Jutia Group)

[at Seeking Alpha] - As part of our process at Valuentum, we perform a rigorous discounted cash-flow methodology that dives into the true intrinsic worth of companies. In Verizon's ( VZ ) case, we think the firm is fairly ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $190.49B, opened this [...]

4/24/14Market Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon Beats Estimates by Staying on Sidelines of Price War (Jutia Group)

[at Bloomberg] - Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) didn’t break a sweat as wireless price competition heated up. Profit and subscriber gains in the first quarter beat analysts’ estimates, easing concerns that price cuts by T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS) and AT&T Inc. (T) would lure subscribers away. Earnings were 91 cents a share, adjusted to [...]

4/23/14Company Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon Communications to Report Earning... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) will report first-quarter 2014 earnings on Thursday, April 24. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), with a current market cap of $194.83B, opened this morning at $47.28. [...]

4/22/14Market Update (NYSE:VZ): Why Earnings Season Could Be Great for Verizon (VZ) (Jutia Group)

[Zacks] - Verizon is poised to beat at earnings season. That is because Verizon is seeing favorable earnings estimate revision activity as of late, which is generally a precursor to an earnings beat. Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), currently valued at $199.50B, began trading this morning at $47.99.   [...]

4/21/14Market Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon CFO Fran Shammo to Welcome City o... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - LAKE MARY, Fla., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon will officially open its new $50 million, 220,000 square-foot Lake Mary Finance Center building with a coffee reception, ribbon cutting ceremony ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $198.46B, opened at $47.82.   During [...]

4/18/14Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – AT&T and Verizon Communications Earnings: What to Watch For (Jutia Group)

[at Motley Fool] - Here are the numbers and story lines that matter most for AT&T and Verizon as they prepare to report this week. Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), currently valued at $197.12B, started trading this morning at $46.87.   During the trading session, VZ traded [...]

4/17/14Stock Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon’s CIO to Speak at the 2014 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roger Gurnani, Verizon executive vice president and chief information officer, will join other leading CIOs as a keynote panelist at the 2014 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, a May 21 event for IT leadership. Gurnani will address how IT is central to Verizon's strategy of [...]

4/17/14Metro Roundup: Fibertech, Integra, Verizon, RCN, LightPath (Telecom Ramblings)

Lots of other metro network news from this week that is worth a quick look, here's a quick rundown: Out west, Integra picked up a five year federal contract. They've been awarded a Local Integrated Services Acquisition (LISA) contract by the GSA. Integra will now be able to sell its voice, data, and managed/cloud services to [...]

4/15/14Stock Update (NYSE:VZ): Verizon Wireless Announces Midland/Odessa Hiring Effort (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - ODESSA, Texas, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless is adding 60 full-time retail positions in the Midland/Odessa area by the end of 2014. The positions will be based locally and interested candidates may apply online by visiting the Verizon Wireless website at www.vzwcareers.com. Verizon Wireless also offers tuition reimbursement, adoption [...]

4/14/14Company Update (NYSE:VZ): One Put, One Call Option To Know About For Verizon Communications (Jutia Group)

[at TheStreet] - Consistently, one of the more popular stocks people enter into their stock options watchlist at Stock Options Channel is Verizon Communications . So this week we highlight one interesting put contract, ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), valued at $195.75B, opened at $47.26.   [...]

4/11/14Company Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon Wireless Announces The Release O... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - DALLAS, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced the immediate availability of the Galaxy S5 online and in stores. Customers can purchase the device in either Charcoal Black or Shimmery White for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new, two-year activation. And for a limited time, customers [...]

4/9/14Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) | Earnings Preview: Verizon Communications (Jutia Group)

[at Seeking Alpha] - Telecommunications giant Verizon Communications ( VZ ) has been lackluster in 2014 as shares are down 2%. However, considering that Verizon has a solid dividend yield of 4.40% to show for, investors don't ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), currently valued at $197.57B, opened this morning [...]

4/4/14Market Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – In Verizon’s Price Battle With AT&T, Co... (Jutia Group)

[at Bloomberg] - The industry’s fight over prices, ignited last year by T-Mobile US Inc., is beginning to have a noticeable effect even for consumers who haven’t switched carriers. Even Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) , the largest U.S. wireless carrier and the one that gets the most revenue per customer, has been dragged into [...]

4/3/14Company Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon Digital Media Services Tailors Q... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - NEW YORK, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Digital Media Services and its EdgeCast Device Detection services are providing Refinery29, the largest independent women's style website in the U.S., with a way to improve the user experience for its millions of mobile users. The service, part of Verizon EdgeCast's Optimize suite, [...]

4/2/14Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) | Verizon Wireless, Philadelphia Eagles to Raise Funds for A... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - PHILADELPHIA, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless and the Philadelphia Eagles kicked off the new domestic violence awareness campaign, "Pass Along Hope," yesterday at the Verizon Wireless ... Read more on this. Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ), currently valued at $199.01B, began trading this morning at $47.66.   [...]

4/1/14Company Update: Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) – Verizon Wireless Announces Major Hiring ... (Jutia Group)

[PR Newswire] - PHILADELPHIA, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has announced plans to add 150 positions in the Philadelphia Tri-State region in retail sales. Interested candidates can apply online by visiting the Verizon Wireless website at www.vzwcareers.com. "Verizon Wireless is a fast-growing leader in a dynamic and innovative industry and we're seeking [...]


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