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Verizon refuses to repair copper infrastructure, still set on forcing fiber conversion

Verizon refuses to repair copper infrastructure, still set on forcing fiber conversion Here’s how the Inquirer describes the situation: The customer is told that a technician truck will roll for repairs.If a flagged copper customer needing repairs ultimately declines fiber upgrade, the Verizon document commands: “Do not fix trouble” with the copper line.

Google wants to use wireless to bring gigabit Wi-Fi to more fiber customers

One problem that Google and its rivals both face, however, is the expense of running fiber to each individual home.It’s not clear, however, if 60GHz spectrum can be easily adapted to real-world conditions.

US internet speeds jump, but still lag worldwide: Ookla

US internet speeds jump, but still lag worldwide: Ookla net report for the US is in, and it’s got some good news: internet speeds have become noticeably faster.Broadband customers across the US are now seeing average speeds over 50Mps down for the first time — specifically, 54.

New York City declares Verizon broke FiOS rollout agreement, could sue company

New York City declares Verizon broke FiOS rollout agreement, could sue company As a result of this decision, the FCC issued declarations in 2008 and 2009 that prevented New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) from continuing to regulate cable TV prices.Under the terms of its contract, Verizon has six months to fulfill a customer request for FiOS once that property has been “passed” by its fiber optic line.

Verizon workers can be fired for repairing copper lines

Verizon workers can be fired for repairing copper lines — about its copper infrastructure.That’s probably why the CWA showed up with documented proof Verizon told its technicians they could be fired if they attempted to repair copper infrastructure.

Google Fiber and AT&T Fiber turn Louisville, Kentucky, into gigabit battleground

Google Fiber and AT&T Fiber turn Louisville, Kentucky, into gigabit battleground Last fall, the company paused to reconsider its push to bring fiber-optic gigabit internet to major cities in the U.Now, Google Fiber is getting back into action, moving three cities from its “potential cities” list of places to get fiber-optic gigabit internet to the “upcoming cities” category.

Google Fiber will downsize, likely shifting focus from broadband to wireless

Google Fiber will downsize, likely shifting focus from broadband to wireless It seems that Google Fiber is become less and less of a priority for Google’s parent company, Alphabet.This seems to be further proof that the Google Fiber project is being re-evaluated, and may end up taking a very different form from its current iteration.

DT Daily: Apple relocates WWDC 2017, expect to see iOS 11

DT Daily: Apple relocates WWDC 2017, expect to see iOS 11 This is the conference where Apple shows off the latest versions of its iOS and MacOS operating systems… and it should be a big year for iOS.And along with that we should see equally impressive changes to iOS.

Google’s gigabit Webpass internet is expanding to Seattle and Denver

Google’s gigabit Webpass internet is expanding to Seattle and Denver On Wednesday, the search giant’s Webpass subsidiary published a job listing that makes passing reference to an unannounced “Seattle market.“[Customers whose] buildings are wired with Ethernet will be able to contact Webpass and sign up for superfast internet service,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.

Google is gearing up to release a 4K wireless set-top box for Fiber customers

Google is gearing up to release a 4K wireless set-top box for Fiber customers Fortunately for the relatively small group of Google Fiber TV subscribers, it seems the company hasn’t given up on the service, as FCC filings spotted by Business Insider point to a new 4K wireless set-top box on the way.This new 4K Fiber TV box was first reported on last year by 9to5 Google, but at the time, details were scarce.

Cordura has been around for decades, but its new fabrics keep innovating

Cordura has been around for decades, but its new fabrics keep innovating Invista’s Cordura brand has for decades produced linchpin textiles for unforgiving applications designed to keep hard workers and adventurists productive and protected in the most extreme scenarios.The jump in performance stems from tweaks to the nylon 6,6 at the molecular fiber level.

New York is suing Verizon over poor fiber rollout

New York is suing Verizon over poor fiber rollout New York City is suing Verizon over allegedly failed promises to bring fiber internet access to every household in the city by mid-2014.The 2008 contract signed by the city and Verizon gave the telecom company a citywide franchise in exchange for it completing a universal rollout of its FiOS service by mid-2014.

‘Dig once’ legislation would add fiber internet to existing highway projects

‘Dig once’ legislation would add fiber internet to existing highway projects Getting that old copper-based infrastructure upgraded to newer technology like fiber internet is an expensive proposition that has seen relatively limited headway.While some companies are making efforts to lay more fiber, the federal government has a few ideas of its own on how to increase fiber’s footprint.