Mobile Data Growing

For the third quarter, Verizon reported a 42.5% increase in revenues from mobile data service. Wowza! The media company (it’s hard to think of them as a “phone” company) reported a 31% increase in third-quarter net income, not quite the same league as oil companies, but close. Verizon customers sent or received more than 80 […]

Mobile Internet: US Price Collusion?

I’m giving two presentations on Saturday at a Washington state high school, where I’ve been told the firewall will block my access not only to YouTube but to news sites like the Seattle PI and Times. So I thought I’d check into laptop data plans: surprise, they’re all* priced (basically) at the same exorbitant rate: […]