Verizon inks first multi-vendor public safety contract with Massachusetts

by • 12 months ago

The contract will allow Verizon and AT&T to provide dedicated service to public safety agencies in Massachusetts.

Texas bill would prevent phone companies from 'throttling' first responders' data

by • 1 year ago

The legislation follows an incident in which Verizon cut off firefighters' mobile devices that hit a monthly data limit during the biggest wildfire in California history.

Indianapolis to become fourth city with 5G internet service from Verizon this year

by • 2 years ago

The city will join Houston, Los Angeles, and Sacramento to be among the first to offer the high-speed wireless service by the end of the year.

Big wireless carriers pledge to stop selling location data to third parties

by • 2 years ago

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have pledged to terminate their agreements with "location aggregators" used for services like roadside assistance and bank fraud prevention.

San Jose secures new wireless technology investment from Verizon

by • 2 years ago

The phone company will install small cells throughout the city, and will also provide local officials with resources to manage traffic and parking.

AT&T pumps $2 billion into FirstNet's rural coverage

by • 2 years ago

The company says it expects many public safety agencies and commercial customers will begin switching to its service as the public safety network is expanded in under-connected regions.

AT&T, Verizon launch competing network cores for public safety

by • 2 years ago

The official nationwide network for first responders and public safety only has one vendor, but competition in the sector continues.

Pennsylvania fights to keep $140 million in federal broadband subsidies

by • 3 years ago

The state is petitioning the FCC to keep its subsidies after Verizon declined the funding that would have improved broadband connectivity across the state.

Will 5G allow cities to kill broadband monopolies?

by • 3 years ago

Commentary: Boston’s chief information officer is hopeful that an incoming generation of wireless technology will upset the industry and bring new connectivity to urban areas.