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Verizon FiOS TV could hit iPad & more after IP upgrade

Verizon FiOS TV could hit iPad & more after IP upgrade

Verizon is transitioning its FiOS TV broadcast system over to the same IP delivery technology as its video-on-demand and widgets, opening the door to a FiOS TV app which could allow subscribers to access their services on an iPad or other tablet, smartphone or other device. Verizon exec Joe Ambeault told Zatz Not Funny that, while subscribers won't see any difference in their traditional TV experience, the new system will allow far greater flexibility in the sort of devices FiOS TV is viewed on.

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Verizon FiOS gets 150/35 Mbps plan

Verizon FiOS gets 150/35 Mbps plan

Verizon has bumped the speed of its FiOS fiber-optic internet service, launching a new, 150/35 plan that offers up to 150 Mbps downloads and up to 35 Mbps uploads. The new ultra-high-speed plan is the fastest available in the US, though you'll have to live in one of the 12.5m homes that Verizon currently offers service to.

Meanwhile Verizon has promised to have the 150/35 option available to all of their existing FiOS small-business customers by the end of 2011. As for what you can do with it, a 2hr SD movie (around 1.5GB) will download in under 80 seconds, while the same HD movie (5GB) takes less than 4.5 minutes.

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Verizon FiOS customers get Flex View on smartphones and more

Verizon FiOS customers get Flex View on smartphones and more

I wish I were in an area served by Verizon's FiOS service. It sounds really cool and if you are lucky enough to be in one of the served areas a new feature is coming soon that will let you download video to up to five different devices to watch wherever you might want to watch. The service is called Flex View.

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HBO and Verizon bring FiOS TV subscribers Skinemax content online

HBO and Verizon bring FiOS TV subscribers Skinemax content online

I think most of us know that Cinemax has some decent movies at times but after say 9pm, all you are likely to find is shows with questionable storylines and lots of boobies. It may well be the greatest network on TV. FiOS TV customers can now access content from Cinemax online from anywhere with Max Go.

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Verizon Will Use FiOS TV to Stream Live TV to iPad, Video-on-Demand to Other Devices

Verizon Will Use FiOS TV to Stream Live TV to iPad, Video-on-Demand to Other Devices

The rumors about Verizon releasing an HTC manufactured, Google Chrome OS-toting tablet may be true (or not), but that's not going to stop the largest wireless carrier in the United States from issuing services for the competition, either. After all, that just means more money for them. At a press conference on Wednesday, Verizon showed off what it would look like if streaming TV and video-on-demand was served up to the iPad, thanks to FiOS TV.

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Motorola tablet tipped for Verizon FiOS TV support

Motorola tablet tipped for Verizon FiOS TV support

Motorola's tablet plans with Verizon continue to gather steam, according to the FT, with the latest rumors from those "briefed on the plans" tipping a 10-inch Android based slate that would integrated with the carrier's FiOS digital TV system.  Although neither company has confirmed that the tablet is in development, it's suggested that the slate could arrive as early as fall in the US.

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Verizon FiOS TV gets YouTube & web radio access

Verizon FiOS TV gets YouTube & web radio access

With HDTVs, Blu-ray players, DVRs, HTPCs and cable boxes all offering YouTube access, it's hard to believe there's a mainstream service out there which hasn't slapped streaming video into their offering.  Ironically - given it's all about having a fat pipe for accessing media - Verizon's FiOS TV is a latecomer to the field, with the service just now updated to support browsing and playback of YouTube content all from the TV screen, together with internet radio support.

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Verizon FiOS Router With 802.11n Coming in July or August

Verizon FiOS Router With 802.11n Coming in July or August

If you're one of the people out there that enjoys Verizon Wireless' FiOS connection, then there's a chance you've got one of their Actiontec or Westell hotspots in your home. If you do, you've noticed that if you want faster wireless connections to all your gadgets, which means support for the 802.11n standard, you've had to buy an extra router to get the job done. Not for much longer, though, according to a Verizon Wireless spokesperson.

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Verizon FiOS Mobile Remote for DROID and HTC Imagio debuts

Verizon FiOS Mobile Remote for DROID and HTC Imagio debuts

I will admit that I am jealous of the huge internet connection speeds that some of you that live in larger cities with connection options like Verizon FiOS can get. I am stuck in a digital backwater where 750Kbps DSL is as fast as it gets. FiOS isn’t only about blazing internet speeds; the service also has TV programming. If you are a FiOS subscriber and use a Motorola DROID or the HTC Imagio, you can now control your TV directly from your phone.

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Verizon and Time Warner Set to Test Internet TV for Subscribers

Verizon and Time Warner Set to Test Internet TV for Subscribers

Looks like good things come in pairs. Today, both Verizon and Time Warner announced that they are going to start issuing trials of Internet TV for subscribers. It's part of the TV Everywhere initiative, and allows users to watch television shows on the web regardless of whether or not they're at home. For Time Warner, you must have an existing cable TV service, and FiOS TV for the Big Red. Many of the shows on the provided networks will go online around their original air date, and actually shows that rarely reach sites or online retailers like Hulu or the iTunes Store respectively.

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Verizon FiOS gets Widget Bazaar

People have signed up for Verizon’s FiOS service, which provides fiber optic Internet and cable, will now have access to a new feature called the Widget Bazaar. This feature gives you access to all sorts of apps and information right on your TV.

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Verizon FiOS internet speed boost: up to 20Mbps uploads

Verizon FiOS internet speed boost: up to 20Mbps uploads

If you've considered Verizon's FiOS internet service but dismissed it for being too slow for your tastes, the news that they're speeding up the fiber-optic system will come as a pleasant surprise.  The company is boosting downlink/uplink speeds of its entry-level package from 10/2 Mbps to 15/5 Mbps, while the mid-tier 20/5 Mbps climbs to 25/15 Mbps.  New York City and Long Island will see even greater increases.

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