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Verizon / MCI Merger (see WCOM)

  • 11/17/2005 Commission Issues Memorandum Opinion and Order re Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI, Inc. Applications for Approval of Transfer of Control. WC Docket No. 05-75. Memorandum Opinion & Order including Statements of Chairman Martin and Commissioners Abernathy, Copps, and Adelstein: Word | Acroba
  • Para. 221 (network neutrality conditions) 
  • Paras. 109 (Internet Backbone)
  • Letter from Ann D. Berkowitz, Director, Federal Regulatory Advocacy, to Marline Dortch, Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, WC Docket 05-75, filed January 29, 2009 (compliance letter).
  • Verizon Commc'ns Inc. and MCI, Inc. Applications for Approval of Transfer of Control , Memorandum Opinion and Order, 20 FCC Rcd 18433, 18537, (2005)
  • 05/25/2005 Verizon Communications Inc. and MCI, Inc. Applications for Approval of Transfer of Control.  Order Adopting Second Protective Order . WC Docket No. 05-75. Order: Word | Acrobat
  • /24/05 Commission Seeks Comment on Applications for Consent to Transfer of Control; Pleading Cycle Established Word | Acrobat
  • 3/10/05 Protective Order Word | Acrobat
  • Papers
  • John H. Preston, Henry B. McFarland, Stuart D. Gurrea, An Economic Analysis of the Competitive Effects of the SBC / AT&T and Verizon / MCI Mergers on the Internet Backbone MarketPDF (July 20, 2005)
  • Verizon Broadband Fiber Forebearance Petition, 04-242 June 2004
  • Verizon Petition for Forebearance (DSL) 04-440
  • Other Proceedings

  • Released: 10/15/2002. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR VERIZON PETITION FOR PRICING FLEXIBILITY FOR SPECIAL ACCESS AND DEDICATED TRANSPORT SERVICES. (DA No. 02-2667). Comments Due: 10/24/2002. Reply Comments Due: 11/04/2002. WCB. Contact: 7419 FCC 10/18/02
  • FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION AUTHORIZES VERIZON TO PROVIDE LONG DISTANCE SERVICE IN VIRGINIA. News Release. (Dkt No 02-214). News Media Contact: Mike Balmoris, 0253 WCB. Contact Uzoma Onyeije at 7827 FCC 11/1/02
  • Internet Interconnection Disputes

    Litigation Enforcement

    Domain Name Dispute

    See ACPA discussion of ""

  • VerizonReallySucks
  • Real Cybersquatting Really Sucks, Wired May 9, 2000 ;
  • Verizon Attacks Critical Domain Names, 2600 News (May 8 2000) ;
  • Verizon Backs Down from Lawsuit Threats, 2600 News (Sept 12, 2000)
  • Parody Sites Sucked into Cybersquatting Squabbles, CNET (Aug. 24, 2000)
  • History

    • Frontier Communications Corporation and Verizon Communications Inc., WC Docket No. 09-95, Memorandum Opinion and Order, 25 FCC Rcd 5972 (2010).
    • 2007 Verizon acquires America Movil
    • 2005 MCI Acquisition
    • 2000 Bell Atlantic / GTE Merger - Becomes Verizon
    • 1997: Bell Atlantic NYNEX Merger
    • 1993: "We will spend $11 billion over the next five years to rapidly build full-service networks capable of providing these services within the Bell Atlantic Region." [Kushnick (quoting 1993 BA Annual Report)]
    • 1993: "We're prepared to install between 1.5 and 2 million fiber optic lines through 1996 to begin building our portion of the Information
      Superhighway." [Kushnick (quoting 1993 NYNEX Annual Report)]
    • 1984 AT&T Divestiture - creation of the RBOCs


    Data Caps

    • "in July 2012, both AT&T and Verizon Wireless announced plans to facilitate customers' sharing of data across smartphones, tablets, and other devices.936 The new shared data plans charge a monthly fee for each device and then charge for a shared pool of monthly data transfer ranging from 1 GB to 20 GB.937 Early evidence suggests that consumers materially increase their data consumption when upgrading to Long Term Evolution ("LTE") devices" FCC Annual Video Competition Report 2013
    • No current plans to cap bandwidth; fiber gives them sufficient capacity. [Albrecht 092308]

    News & Blogs

  • VoIP
  • New FiOS Speeds A Little Faster Than Promised - 25/15 really 25/25, while 35/20 really 35/35...., dslreports 7/7/2009
  • Verizon Announces New FiOS Tiers, Promotions - 10/2 and 20/5 tiers upgraded to 25/15, new netbook offer..., dslreports 6/25/2009
  • Verizon Progressive Mark Keam, Open Left 6/9/2009
  • Verizon Threatens Massachusetts - If you don't pass franchise 'reform,' you don't get broadband?, dslreports 5/25/2009
  • Verizon Of Little Help In Manhunt - Demands $20 from local police to help pinpoint man's cell..., dslreports 5/25/2009
  • How to get cheap(er) FiOS: buy it from someone else, Ars Technica 5/19/2009
  • Verizon To Finally Crack Down On Spam - After years on Spamhaus top ten list..., dslreports 2/18/2009
  • \FiOS Finally Coming To Philly - City unanimously approves citywide franchise, dslreports 2/10/2009
  • Verizon Promises FiOS To All Of DC In Ten Years - City close to approving citywide DC FiOS franchise., dslreports 11/25/2008
  • Verizon has 31% jump in net income, but faces lower customer spending, CW 10/28/2008
  • Verizon Pushes Toward a 100Gbps Core - Announces additional trials with Nortel...., dslreports 10/8/2008
  • Who Knew FiOS Installers Used Amazon Kindles? - Verizon's latest salvo in cable ad wars...., dslreports 9/10/2008
  • Why we are Bullish on FiOS, Verizon 8/19/2008
  • Verizon: Offering FiOS In AT&T Turf 'Logical' - 'I wouldn't call this a major attack on AT&T or anything like that...', dslreports 6/18/2008
  • Verizon Bundles Wireless and Home Broadband, Verizon 6/17/2008
  • Verizon offers details of Usenet deletion: alt.* groups, others gone, CNET 6/13/2008
  • Verizon Wireless to buy Alltel, CNET 6/6/2008
  • Verizon May Expand FiOS Deployment Targets - Won't be selling off more rural networks -- for now., dslreports 6/6/2008
  • Public Knowledge Raises Concerns Over Verizon Wireless Purchase of Alltel, PK 6/6/2008
  • Fios TV moves closer to reality in New York, CNET 5/28/2008
  • NYC FiOS Deal Almost Finished - Only NYC Public Service Commission approval left., dslreports 5/28/2008
  • Verizon Promises No NYC FiOS Redlining - Time will tell...., dslreports 5/22/2008
  • Verizon Confusing FiOS Customers Under Contract - Making them think they're facing rate hikes when they aren't...., dslreports 5/13/2008
  • Verizon Raising FiOS Prices Again Soon - Sometime this quarter by an unspecified amount., dslreports 4/29/2008
  • 2008 FiOS Fact Sheet, 1st Quarter Edition, Verizon 4/29/2008
  • Verizon's Plan for FiOS TV in NYC, Verizon 4/17/2008
  • NYC Finally Accepting Verizon FiOS Proposal - Now if they can just get FiOS working in the apartments there, dslreports 4/15/2008
  • Verizon's FiOS Snakes Into Massive Manhattan Apartment Complex, Ecommerce Times 3/25/2008
  • Verizon Brings FiOS Internet to Major NY Complex, Verizon 3/25/2008
  • Verizon Wireless: Open In Name Only?, Techdirt 3/20/2008
  • Bits: Verizon Details Its Open Wireless Plans, NYT 3/20/2008
  • FiOS Users Not Getting Promised Free TVs - 19 inch sets getting lost in the bureaucratic jungle., dslreports 3/5/2008
  • Verizon Aims For 6-7 Million FiOS Users By 2010 - Network passes 9.3 million homes and businesses, dslreports 2/7/2008
  • Verizon Faces Largest-Ever Class Action - Those early termination fees will get you every time, dslreports 2/1/2008
  • FiOS TV Passes Million Subscriber Mark - Verizon earnings: 8.2 million broadband customers served., dslreports 1/29/2008
  • Verizon Profit Up 3.9 Percent, NYT 1/29/2008
  • FiOS Might Not Hit NYC Until Summer - Secret city negotiations continue., dslreports 1/24/2008
  • FiOS Nets Consumer Reports Top Honors - Charter once again comes in last place., dslreports 1/17/2008
  • 400Mbps FiOS Trials - Don't get too excited, kids, DSLreports 11/13/2007
  • Couple sues Verizon over flaming fiber optic service install, CW 11/9/2007
  • We Knew FiOS Was Fast, But Why Is It Always Setting People's Homes On Fire?, Techdirt 11/9/2007
  • Verizon Changes TOS to Define ?Unlimited? - Getting busted does wonders to motivate change, DSLreports 11/5/2007
  • FiOS Fact Sheet: Q307 Edition, Verizon 11/1/2007
  • Verizon profit drops one-third, Globe and Mail 10/31/2007
  • Verizon Agrees to Stop 'Unlimited' Claims, Consumer Affairs 10/26/2007
  • Fios in Your Neighborhood? Don't Ask Verizon, Wash Post 10/2/2007
  • FiOS Billing Headaches Continue - Phantom charges and no-show bundle discounts..., DSLreports 9/12/2007
  • Verizon Offers 'For Life' DSL Pricing - What's 768kbps worth in the year 2048?, DSLreports 8/29/2007
  • FiOS is Hot, but not that Hot UPDATED, Verizon 8/20/2007
  • Verizon Denies Home Fire - A day in the life of telco damage control, DSLreports 8/15/2007
  • Maryland Grills Verizon - Over repair delays and complaint spikes..., DSLreports 8/14/2007
  • If Only FiOS Billing Was As Good As FiOS - Phantom charges and months-late bundle discounts..., DSLreports 8/14/2007
  • How FiOS Impacts The Cable Market - In Massachusetts, RCN takes bigger hit on the chin..., DSLreports 8/9/2007
  • Verizon Faces Hearing on Service Complaints, Ecommerce Times 8/9/2007
  • Who's afraid of FiOS?, Gigaom 8/9/2007
  • FiOS TV 2.0, an IMG Update, Verizon 8/8/2007
  • Verizon-Broadcom deal allows EV-DO imports to continue, CW 7/22/2007
  • Verizon FiOS Internet Ranked No. 1 in PC World's Annual 'Best and, CNN Money 7/10/2007
  • FiOS Kills Copper (Or Does It?) - Verizon clarifies treatment of POTS, old copper...., DSLreports 7/10/2007
  • Verizon copper cutoff worries some users, small rivals, USA Today 7/10/2007
  • FiOS Billing Headaches Continue - Phantom charges and no-show bundle discounts..., DSLreports
  • When FiOS Customers Want Copper Back - Though it doesn't happen often..., DSLreports 7/5/2007
  • FiOS Installs Average 9 Hours - On the east coast anyway...., Broadband Reports 6/13/2007
  • FiOS Unphiltered, Light Reading 6/13/2007
  • Verizon: We're Not Neglecting Copper - Union allegations 'unfounded' says telco, Broadband Reports 6/13/2007
  • CLECs Worry About FiOS 'Copper Retirement' - But would FiOS customers really want to downgrade?, Broadband Reports 5/15/2007
  • Verizon FiOS TV Hits 11% Penetration, IP Democracy 5/1/2007
  • A Saturday Night With Verizon Techs - David Isenberg blogs his FiOS and DSL adventure, Broadband Reports 4/27/2007
  • Warrant Issued For Verizon's Arrest - They can, apparently, hear him now..., Broadband Reports 2/9/2007
  • Floridians Lament FiOS Dig Mishaps - Some don't get service because of consistent line breaks..., Broadband Reports 2/9/2007
  • Verizon Launches 'Premium' Tech Support - $10 monthly fee nets DSL customers unlimited phone support, Broadband Reports 4/3/2007
  • $15 Verizon DSL Returns - For users who order online, Broadband Reports 4/3/2007
  • Verizon Gives Alcatel-Lucent $6B Wireless VoIP Mandate, Ecommerce Times 3/27/2007
  • Verizon Agrees to Spin Off Local Telephone Business In Northern New England, Wash Post 1/17/2007
  • Retired FiberNet chief rips Verizon, Charleston Daily 1/5/2007
  • Verizon teams with Asian companies for high-speed cable to China, USA Today 12/19/2006
  • Verizon FiosTV Sees First Rate Hike - Not so un-cable-like after all?, Broadband Reports 11/21/2006
  • Verizon profit up, Internet additions disappoint, Reuters 10/30/2006
  • Verizon Details Its Fiber Optic Spending, NYT 9/29/2006
  • Verizon Is Rewiring New York, Block by Block, in a Race for Survival, NYT 8/15/2006
  • Verizon prepares for next generation of broadband, CNET 7/28/2006
  • Verizon DSL Expanding in West Virginia - All of its switching centers in the state DSL-capable by year end, Broadband Reports 7/10/2006
  • Enjoy EV-DO, but not too much - Wireless carrier bandwidth crackdowns and app restrictions, Broadband Reports 5/12/2006
  • Fairfax Suspicious of Verizon, Wash Post 8/2/2005
  • Verizon Web Site Flaw Allowed Record Access, Yahoo! 8/12/2005
  • Verizon CEO ridicules municipal Wi-Fi and demanding customers, Muni 4/19/2005
  • Verizon and Yahoo! forge broadband alliance, Register 1/18/2005
  • Yahoo, Verizon Join To Offer Broadband Service, Ecom times 1/18/2005
  • Verizon SEC Form 10-Q (3Q04), Verizon 11/12/2004
  • Man angry at Verizon hurls phones, CNN 5/14/2004
  • Verizon taps into speedy wireless network, CNET 3/17/03
  • Verizon Roaming data stirs up controversy, CNET 8/16/02
  • Verizon to FCC: We need protection, CNET 7/26/02
  • Microsoft, Verizon Ink DSL Deal, Internet News 6/20/02
  • Microsoft, Verizon Ink DSL Deal, Internet News 6/20/02
  • Justice Department backs Verizon bid, CNET 4/17/02
  • Verizon Loses $2 Billion, Internet News 2/1/02
  • FCC: Verizon Must Disclose Competition Audit Results, Wash Tech 1/11/02