September 5, 2006 |
I WASN'T GOING to write a column this week. Our son's weeklong visit with friends down the shore would be giving my husband and me some time for ourselves, a little vacation. But instead of driving up to Bucks County for the day, or even going out to lunch with my hubby, I'm spending at least some of that time waiting for the Verizon guy to show up. It happens to everyone. And if it's not the phone, it's the refrigerator, or the toilet, or you need the exterminator. If you don't live in an apartment with an extremely nice super, you're stuck waiting, and probably have to take a day off from work.
August 16, 2011
Striking Verizon Communications Inc. employees will lose their health benefits if they don't return to work by the end of the month, Verizon company spokesman Rich Young said. The Communications Workers of America, which is representing most of the 45,000 workers on strike, said a special union fund will be able to help members cover some of their benefits, CWA spokeswoman Candice Johnson said. The strike began Aug. 7. - Jane M. Von Bergen
December 10, 2012 |
Let's pause for a moment to remember the Internet as we know it. That Internet could soon be gone - in favor of something more like cable TV - if Verizon and MetroPCS Communications get their way in a fight with the Federal Communications Commission. If that sounds a touch alarmist, the two network owners are making some alarming claims in a dispute they have taken to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals - above all that, as network owners, they have a First Amendment right to exercise "editorial discretion" over their portions of the Internet, much like a newspaper.
December 23, 2008
RE TOM SPEYER'S letter: "Please, Council, approve FIOS. " Tom is not alone in the struggle with Comcast. Comcast holds the residents of this city over the coals and pretty much does and charges as it wants because there is no competition. Competition is healthy and I bet Comcast will feel the loss if Verizon is allowed to bring FIOS to Philadelphia. Dish service is not comparable to cable. Maybe the Daily News can start a campaign to get the residents to write members of City Council on this issue.
May 28, 2012 |
My contest with the twin pterodactyls of Philadelphia has not been pretty. They have bloodied me. My wife, Libby, was ripped apart, too. My advice for future combatants: Lie down, assume the fetal position, and hope for the best. And make sure your children are safe. Comcast and Verizon are a formidable corporate tag team. They beat you with scripted apologies, incompetence, and broken promises. Here is what happened: We have Verizon for phone and Internet service and Comcast for the television.
March 22, 2001 |
Your phone book has a new look. And it's going to get even newer. Besides the new name on the front - Verizon - you'll notice that surnames in the white pages are printed only once at the beginning of the listings. So, instead of encountering seven pages of Smiths, with the name endlessly repeated, for instance, you'll find Smith printed once at the top of the columns and under it those with that last name, i.e., Adam, Alex, April. . . They call it "surname suppression.
January 20, 2011 |
Philip Alan Bulliner, 67, a former Philadelphia lawyer and Verizon executive, died of heart failure Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Kindred Hospital in Wayne, N.J. Mr. Bulliner was born in Silver Spring, Md., and graduated from Montgomery Blair High School there in 1961. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry at Lehigh University in 1965, where he earned the Alfred P. Sloan Scholar and the Scott Paper Co. Scholar awards. He was a member of the Lehigh varsity basketball team and the Theta Chi fraternity.
January 18, 2001 |
Ernest McCauley, a retired supervisor for Verizon and a personal fitness trainer, died Saturday. He was 55 and lived in Plymouth Meeting. Known as "Ernie," McCauley had worked for the company for 20 years and retired about a month ago as a supervising senior auditor. He was a licensed electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and a certified personal fitness trainer. "He was a devoted husband," said his wife of 31 years and childhood sweetheart, the former Paula Flamer.
January 25, 2015 |
Three wall-size video schedule boards for Regional Rail passengers in Suburban Station are the centerpiece of a $7 million deal between SEPTA and Verizon. SEPTA unveiled the schedule boards and a new Verizon retail store in the station Friday. SEPTA will receive $4.55 million over three years in the advertising deal, with two three-year options that could bring the nine-year total to $15.6 million, SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch said. In addition, SEPTA's advertising agency, Titan Outdoor L.L.C., will receive $2.45 million from Verizon for the first three years, and $8.40 million over the nine-year span.
June 15, 2012 |
The odds-on favorite for this week's Big News in Technology was expected to emerge from San Francisco, site of Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference. Although Apple could surely turn more heads over the next two days, a longshot has taken the lead: Verizon's new scheme for putting a price tag on wireless data. Consider the big picture, and you'll see how these stories are linked. On the Left Coast, Apple is busily trying to hook you on the latest in mobile technology.