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How do you pick your broadband internet provider? For many of us, the market dictates our selection, but a few lucky subscribers get to make their own call, rather than opting for the one and only service available in a particular locale. FiOS, Verizon’s fiber-optic solution, and Exede, ViaSat’s high-bandwidth satellite service — two common secondary offerings — happen to be the two frontrunners in the FCC’s latest broadband performance report, which rates companies based on actual download and upload speeds compared to advertised bandwidth, among other metrics. More often than not, providers fall short of promised performance, with companies like AT&T and Qwest leading the naughty list. But Verizon and ViaSat are both motivated to maintain subscribers, and exceeding expectations is certainly not a bad way to accomplish that.
This is ViaSat’s first appearance in such a report, due in no small part to the company’s recent Exede broadband introduction, which followed the ViaSat-1 satellite launch in late 2011. We experienced speedy performance during our own test last year, though latency remained an issue. The FCC covers this major downside as well, reporting a measured latency of 638 ms, compared to an average 29.6 ms figure for terrestrial services — but overall impressions seem quite positive. The FCC has published some 10,000 words on the topic, so if you do in fact have an opportunity to elect your own broadband provider, it might be worth your while to comb through the agency’s full report. It’s ready for your perusal over at the source link below.
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Verizon clients saw a flash of enjoyment this weekend when a claimed hacker declared to have pilfered personal data for some 3 million of its wireless clients. Twitter individual TibitXimer shared 300,000 names from the file, declaring to have collected them as early as July 12th. According to Verizon, the potential hacker’s claims are bunk– the dripped information has actually been readily available for months, and it’s occupied by Verizon FiOS customers. More notably, Verizon says that its servers weren’t hacked at all.
“There was no hack, and no access obtained,” it said in a statement to The Next Web “A third party advertising company slipped up and information was copied.” Verizon says the hole was stated to authorities months ago, and firmly insists that current claims are imprecise and overstated. Yes, protection researcher Adam Caudill recalls seeing the file back in August, suspecting this is most likely a file dripped from a telemarketing company. Regardless TibitXimer’s account has actually vanished from the social network, demonstrating, if nothing else, that Twitter is major about its Count on & Safety policies.Com mentsSource: The FollowingInternet
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A host of new Xbox Live apps came online for Gold customers today, including Vimeo and AOL On. Vimeo users will have the ability to share video clips through Xbox Live and Facebook, but the brand-new application could also be preparation for the main launch of the streaming website’s pay-to-view service, readily available to all Vimeo Pro members in early 2013. AOL On additionally brings its collection of over 380,000 videos, consisting of material from HuffPost Enjoyment, Reuters, CNET, Moviefone, Home entertainment Tonight and yours genuinely. Finally, Verizon FiOS users will now see 75 channels on Xbox Live, consisting of 49 new additions such as AMC HD and NFL Network. All applications could be managed through Kinect voice and motions, though you could require even more than zombie-like reflexes to flip to the Walking Dead.
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Exactly what’s faster than FiOS net service? FiOS Quantum evidently, as Verizon’s most recent high-speed internet service gets a recognized name and rates. Efficiently doubling every tier– with the exception of the entry-level 15/5– each can be acquired with or without a custom bundle, double or three-way play, and array in price from $ 65 to $ 175 a month– apart from the 300 down / 65 up which is just offered by itself for $ 210 a month. Willing to execute for two years? Well, then you can easily save yourself a few added bucks a month. Existing consumers will not have to pay an upgrade fee to take benefit of the new speed, but their bill will undoubtedly rise about $ 10 to $ 15 a month– being dependent on just what other modifications they might make to their package. The real question is can one even maximize these crazy rates, however we for one would love to identify out.
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Apple might have dominated the news cycle this week, but it’s clear that other players in the tech industry are ready to jump back in the spotlight on Monday. If teasers from both Microsoft and Nokia weren’t enough, Verizon is the latest company promising a major announcement for June 18th. In a video uploaded to YouTube today, titled Moment of Silence, Verizon claims “the internet as we know it is about to change forever.”
The clip starts with an ominous electricity blackout that shuts off PCs, tablets, and smartphones throughout an entire city. Power is restored for one lucky young tablet user, who looks to be in awe of what she’s seeing on her screen. “A revolution is coming” reads the next line of text, and seconds later we find out…
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Yesterday morning, we heard that LG will offer a FiOS app in its smart TVs that will let users access 26 channels of live TV, and now Samsung has announced that it will have the same app and content available on its smart TVs and connected Blu-Ray players. Despite its announcement coming a day later than LG, Samsung is claiming that it’ll be the first company to offer this access (though there’s no launch date given from either company). Just like LG’s FiOS app, Samsung will have access to 10,000 VOD titles from Verizon Flex View and only FiOS customers are eligible to use this app. The race is now on to see if Samsung can back up its words and get the FiOS smart TV app into the marketplace ahead of LG.
Verizon FiOS Customers Can Now Sign Up For New Xbox 360 Service, Will Let You Control Live TV With Your Hands
Last month, Verizon and Microsoft announced a partnership that will bring live HD TV channels to Xbox 360 customers who have active Xbox Live Gold subscriptions. Through the agreement, customers who sign up for the service will be able to watch live TV via their Xbox, without having to purchase any additional hardware. Of course, the coolest part of the news was not that you could watch live TV on your…well, you know…your TV, but that you could control it via the Xbox 360 Kinect. Yep, prepare to channel surf with your hands and your voice!
The offer is now ready to order, says Verizon, which has just launched the sign-up form here for new FiOS customers. Existing customers can just call Verizon to add an Xbox to their current service. (Note that in addition to Xbox Live Gold, you’ll also need to subscribe to both FiOS TV and FiOS Internet in order for this service to work).
To encourage new sign-ups, Verizon is offering an $ 89.99 “triple-play” package with TV, 35/35 Mbps Internet and Verizon voice service. They’ll even throw in a 12-month subscription to Xbox Live Gold and the “Xbox Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary” game. The offer is good through January 21st.
OK, now for the bad news: the sign-up form is live, but the service itself is not. Verizon says the FiOS TV app will not be available for download until next month. This is how you’ll be able to magically control the live TV channels using voice and gestures.
The live TV offering will launch with 26 channels on board, including MTV, Spike, Food Network, Comedy Central, HBO, CNN and Nickelodeon.
As a part of the deal, Verizon is also running a promotion with gaming network Machinima to sponsor the Gamers’ Choice Award for the Inside Gaming Awards. Voters can vote via Facebook or Twitter (using #FiOSGamers) for a chance to win two years of the trip-play service, a multi-room DVR, Microsoft Kinect and 40,000 Microsoft points.
It seems most have never learned to truly appreciate a DVR, instead thinking of it merely as a tape-less VCR. If you’re like us, you love your DVR, but wait with bated breath for the next — that might be the great one. So it was with great anticipation that we ran the new FiOS HD DVR update (1.9) through its paces. Arguably the biggest update since Verizon released a DVR, it was instantly adored by those lucky enough to have access to it, thanks to its external storage support, enhanced multi-room functionality and slick new 16×9 HD user interface. But does it meet our expectations? And can it compete with the likes of a TiVo or Windows Media Center DVR? Well, you’ll just have to click through yourself for those answers.
Gallery: FiOS HD DVR review (1.9)
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You know that Verizon FiOS iPad app we spied back in August, the one that streamed TV and VOD content? Nope, still not here — check back 2011. Want to use your Apple slate as a giant remote for your (HD) set-top box, browsing TV / VOD listings and remotely programming DVRs? Set parental controls and bookmarks, even update your STB names? Look no further than the iTunes store; all it’s gonna cost you is 3MB of space.
Verizon’s FiOS footprint may be on an expansion hiatus, but that’s not to say the company’s abandoning existing users. Nearly 3.5 years after boosting FiOS internet speeds with G-PON, the company is now out testing XG-PON2 — a newfangled iteration that somehow enables 10Gbps upstream and downstream from its existing fiber network. If you’ll recall, we heard just a few weeks back that the outfit was close to being able to serve GigE on its existing platform, and now that this field trial has been successful, we’d say the boundaries are stretched even further. In the test, technicians were able to suck down a 2.3GB movie in four ticks of the second hand, and if you’re hoping to see the nerdiest video of the day, a highlight reel of the trial awaits you just past the break.
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