Verizon Begins Scanning and Censoring Customer Emails

A news radio station in New York reports that the broadband and telecommunications company Verizon is now scanning customer email. If email contains a hyperlink to a website, the email is rejected and not sent to the recipient, according to 95.1 FM in New York City. After a customer complained about the policy the corporation […]

Verizon can hear the mayor now

Life may soon be getting harder for New York City’s largest publicly traded company when it comes to dealing with one of its biggest customers—the city of New York. The de Blasio administration is putting Verizon Communications on notice that business it used to do with city agencies will now go through City Hall, which […]

NYC: Verizon demands exclusive deals from landlords before installing FiOS

When New York City officials ordered Verizon to finish the citywide fiber rollout that it promised but didn’t deliver on time, the city also said Verizon must not demand bulk agreements from landlords in exchange for faster deployment. Verizon agreed to wire up the whole city in 2008 in exchange for a lucrative cable television […]

Rivals say Verizon Blocking their high speed Internet

New York City said Wednesday it is fielding complaints that Verizon Communications Inc. has used stalling tactics to block competitors’ high-speed Internet service, the latest salvo in an ongoing dispute. The announcement comes a week after the city said Verizon hadn’t fulfilled a pledge to deliver fiber-optic connections for television and high-speed Internet to anyone who wants […]

Verizion Continues to Disappoint Northeast

If you live in New York City, you most likely don’t have access to Verizon’s very 21st-century fiber optic internet service, FiOS. And you should be because Verizon told the city in a contract that it would deliver fiber to every household by 2014. As of today 75-percent of New York City is still without […]

New York City Slams Verizon’s Spectacular Fiber Failure

In 2008, Verizon promised the city of New York that everyone who wanted fiber optic Internet and television service from FiOS would have it by 2014. We’re now almost halfway through 2015, and a new report reveals just how spectacular Verizon’s failure was when it came to delivering on that promise. The Wall Street Journal […]

Feds to cable industry “Embrace broadband competition, or else”

  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler had a strong message for the cable industry at its annual conference Wednesday: Don’t interfere with broadband competition. Speaking at INTX: The Internet and Television Expo, Wheeler said the cable industry has reached a tipping point at which its broadband subscribers outnumber its pay TV subscribers. In this […]

Miami-based Brightstar expanding role in wireless communications

Brightstar Corp., a leading middleman in wireless communications, celebrates its 15th birthday this fall, and like other teenagers, it’s getting bigger and adopting new interests. Miami-based Brightstar has become one of the world’s largest distributors of mobile telephones and much more, expanding its middleman role in recent years to encompass other types of wireless devices […]

Genting downscales in Miami as it seeks to expand its global brand

Malaysian casino giant Genting says it will move forward with more modest plans for its downtown Miami site. Globally, the company is seeking to expand. Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado hasn’t seen them. Neither has Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez. Nearly six months after the Genting Group failed to get legislative approval for a massive destination casino […]

Downtown Miami post office gets new lease on life

Over its approximately 100-year history, downtown Miami’s post office building has been home to a federal courthouse, the Miami Weather Bureau and most recently, an Office Depot. After standing empty for at least a half-dozen years, the circa-1912 building is about to get a new tenant befitting of its stature on the U.S. National Register […]

Changing of the Miami guard at American Airlines

Longtime American Airlines executive Peter Dolara retires Friday in Miami, handing the reins to the region’s new vice president, Art Torno. Art Torno still remembers the meeting that changed his career — and ultimately his life. On a Saturday in 1986 at New York City’s Chrysler building, Peter Dolara — an American Airlines executive who […]

Plan to park in South Florida? Raid the piggy bank

Jay Rooney seeks out street spots, takes public transportation and stays away from valet — anything he can do to avoid the high cost of parking. “I love downtown, I love Brickell. I don’t go as often as I would just because parking is too crazy,” said the 27-year-old. “I used to work on the […]

IBM chooses Miami for prestigious SmartCamp

Only two cities in the country — Miami and New York City — were chosen for this prestigious regional event in the technology startup world. SmartCamp KickStart Miami, with the theme of healthcare, will take place May 15 at Florida International University. The event will include a competition of startups in the healthcare space, keynote […]

Indicted Fort Lauderdale brothers facing new federal fraud charges

Already charged with running one of Florida’s biggest investment scams, Fort Lauderdale brothers Joel Steinger and Steven Steiner were arrested again Wednesday in connection with a new fraud conspiracy. A federal prosecutor known as Steinger a “serial” prison for allegedly conspiring along with his brother to create dummy companies that bilked $three million from health […]

Terri Dial, former Citigroup exec, died in Miami

Terri Dial, whose work on the reshaping of Citigroup Inc. in 2008 culminated a three-decade banking career that made her a much-watched woman in business, has died. She was 62. She died Tuesday in a hospice in Miami, said a friend and family spokeswoman. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer. In 27 years at […]

Future data center expansion will be happening in developing markets.

Future data center expansion will be happening in developing markets like China, Brazil and Argentina, but such locations may not meet the requirements of data centers today and the requirements that will be necessary in the future. In fact, these five regions may not be the most obvious places to build a data center, but […]