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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2010
A city councilman called on Wednesday for a public hearing next week to question why Verizon is not rolling out its next-generation, high-speed broadband Internet network in Baltimore, even as surrounding counties are getting it. Councilman William H. Cole IV said he has been fielding complaints from residents who erroneously believe the city has blocked the move or made it difficult for Verizon to build the network, called FiOS, in Baltimore....
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
There was lots of mail on the Fox telecast of the Ravens' epic win Sunday over the Vikings. In the interest of getting more reader reaction into this post, I'll keep my words to a minimum. I'll try anyway. I've noticed the "Z responds" part is sometimes longer than that to which I am responding. What can I say? Let's start with Kitty, who writes: Dear Z, I thoroughly enjoy your column in the Sun.  I must comment on the last 4 paragraphs of your column today (12/9/13).  I am a FiOS customer and was totally frustrated by the audio of Sunday's game.  As you described, I heard no sound, then English, Spanish, English, etc. for the entire 1st half.   I thought something was wrong with my TV.   You seem to have enjoyed Fox's coverage, but a graphic on the screen explaining the audio difficulties would have been greatly appreciated.  I listened to WBAL , which was difficult as they are a few minutes ahead of the video.  I would have loved to have heard from Hale, Myers, and Ryan on the broadcasting team, but I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND anything being said!
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2011
Baltimore viewers haven't been able to watch an NFL football game or any popular Fox program on WBFF the last couple of weeks without seeing a repeated crawl across the bottom of the screen telling them that if they are Verizon FiOS viewer their programming on the channel might soon be disrupted. Here's the full message as it appears on Fox 45's website: Verizon Fios' current contract to carry this station expires on December 31, 2011, and based on the current status of negotiations we do not believe they will be carrying this station after that date.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | December 8, 2013
In addition to watching the Ravens through a lot of real snow on their screens, some area viewers were hearing the Fox telecast Sunday in Spanish instead of English during the first half. The problem with the Fox telecast appeared to be limited to Verizon Fios subscribers watching in HD and some viewers receiving the telecast over the air. Verizon subscribers could receive the English language version by clicking out of HD. But the Verizon experience was a weird one on HD, with the game starting without any sound.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | December 8, 2013
In addition to watching the Ravens through a lot of real snow on their screens, some area viewers were hearing the Fox telecast Sunday in Spanish instead of English during the first half. The problem with the Fox telecast appeared to be limited to Verizon Fios subscribers watching in HD and some viewers receiving the telecast over the air. Verizon subscribers could receive the English language version by clicking out of HD. But the Verizon experience was a weird one on HD, with the game starting without any sound.
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Tim Wheeler | May 25, 2012
Many folks may be traveling on this long Memorial Day holiday weekend, but if you're going to be around, here are two activities not to miss on Saturday. The first one's a snap - you don't even have to leave the house, or get out of your PJs. At 9 a.m Saturday (May 26), local cable, broadcast and satellite TV stations will feature a half-hour documentary about the Healthy Harbor campaign to make Baltimore's harbor swimmable and fishable by the end of the decade.  The algae bloom and fish kills this week are furnishing a pungent reminder of why this campaign was launched.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | December 17, 2007
The turf war between Comcast and Verizon FiOS is heating up and it's getting ugly out there on the streets. A sales guy from Verizon FiOS came to the door the other day. "Have I got a deal for you," he said. He handed me a brochure. On one side, it said: "Bring the Excitement Home." On the other, it said: "TV + Internet + Phone. $99.99 a month. Plus a free 19-inch HD LCD TV." There hadn't been much excitement at home lately, so I let him stick around for a minute. He said that Verizon FiOS was the best, most super-duper TV, Internet and phone bundle of all time.
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By Gus G. Sentementes | gus.sentementes@baltsun.com | March 17, 2010
Using a bus billboard campaign, a coalition of 20 churches, labor groups and community organizations is trying to pressure Verizon Maryland to bring its next-generation, high-speed Internet service to Baltimore. The service, marketed as FiOS, is available or being rolled out in several counties around the city and in Washington, but critics accuse Verizon of leaving Baltimore out of expansion plans. With high-capacity fiber-optic wiring, FiOS can offer television, telephone and Internet download speeds of up to 50 megabits per second - many times faster than a typical digital-subscriber line or cable-modem connection.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2013
There was lots of mail on the Fox telecast of the Ravens' epic win Sunday over the Vikings. In the interest of getting more reader reaction into this post, I'll keep my words to a minimum. I'll try anyway. I've noticed the "Z responds" part is sometimes longer than that to which I am responding. What can I say? Let's start with Kitty, who writes: Dear Z, I thoroughly enjoy your column in the Sun.  I must comment on the last 4 paragraphs of your column today (12/9/13).  I am a FiOS customer and was totally frustrated by the audio of Sunday's game.  As you described, I heard no sound, then English, Spanish, English, etc. for the entire 1st half.   I thought something was wrong with my TV.   You seem to have enjoyed Fox's coverage, but a graphic on the screen explaining the audio difficulties would have been greatly appreciated.  I listened to WBAL , which was difficult as they are a few minutes ahead of the video.  I would have loved to have heard from Hale, Myers, and Ryan on the broadcasting team, but I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND anything being said!
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By JAY HANCOCK | January 24, 2009
Mark Phillips of Ednor Gardens in Baltimore sees ads everywhere for Verizon's high-speed Internet and cable service. He reads about "FiOS" in the paper. He wants to be your customer, Verizon. His family keep jamming their slower DSL line with entertainment downloads. When he streams video from Hulu.com, his daughter might not be able to do schoolwork online. He doesn't really want Comcast's broadband product. FiOS lays fiber-optic cable right to your door, which he says is faster and more secure.
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Tim Wheeler | May 25, 2012
Many folks may be traveling on this long Memorial Day holiday weekend, but if you're going to be around, here are two activities not to miss on Saturday. The first one's a snap - you don't even have to leave the house, or get out of your PJs. At 9 a.m Saturday (May 26), local cable, broadcast and satellite TV stations will feature a half-hour documentary about the Healthy Harbor campaign to make Baltimore's harbor swimmable and fishable by the end of the decade.  The algae bloom and fish kills this week are furnishing a pungent reminder of why this campaign was launched.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2011
Baltimore viewers haven't been able to watch an NFL football game or any popular Fox program on WBFF the last couple of weeks without seeing a repeated crawl across the bottom of the screen telling them that if they are Verizon FiOS viewer their programming on the channel might soon be disrupted. Here's the full message as it appears on Fox 45's website: Verizon Fios' current contract to carry this station expires on December 31, 2011, and based on the current status of negotiations we do not believe they will be carrying this station after that date.
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2010
A city councilman called on Wednesday for a public hearing next week to question why Verizon is not rolling out its next-generation, high-speed broadband Internet network in Baltimore, even as surrounding counties are getting it. Councilman William H. Cole IV said he has been fielding complaints from residents who erroneously believe the city has blocked the move or made it difficult for Verizon to build the network, called FiOS, in Baltimore....
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By Gus G. Sentementes | gus.sentementes@baltsun.com | March 17, 2010
Using a bus billboard campaign, a coalition of 20 churches, labor groups and community organizations is trying to pressure Verizon Maryland to bring its next-generation, high-speed Internet service to Baltimore. The service, marketed as FiOS, is available or being rolled out in several counties around the city and in Washington, but critics accuse Verizon of leaving Baltimore out of expansion plans. With high-capacity fiber-optic wiring, FiOS can offer television, telephone and Internet download speeds of up to 50 megabits per second - many times faster than a typical digital-subscriber line or cable-modem connection.
BUSINESS
By JAY HANCOCK | January 24, 2009
Mark Phillips of Ednor Gardens in Baltimore sees ads everywhere for Verizon's high-speed Internet and cable service. He reads about "FiOS" in the paper. He wants to be your customer, Verizon. His family keep jamming their slower DSL line with entertainment downloads. When he streams video from Hulu.com, his daughter might not be able to do schoolwork online. He doesn't really want Comcast's broadband product. FiOS lays fiber-optic cable right to your door, which he says is faster and more secure.
FEATURES
By KEVIN COWHERD | December 17, 2007
The turf war between Comcast and Verizon FiOS is heating up and it's getting ugly out there on the streets. A sales guy from Verizon FiOS came to the door the other day. "Have I got a deal for you," he said. He handed me a brochure. On one side, it said: "Bring the Excitement Home." On the other, it said: "TV + Internet + Phone. $99.99 a month. Plus a free 19-inch HD LCD TV." There hadn't been much excitement at home lately, so I let him stick around for a minute. He said that Verizon FiOS was the best, most super-duper TV, Internet and phone bundle of all time.
NEWS
May 21, 2010
AACC commencement: Ceremonies, with keynote speech by Frank Chong, deputy assistant secretary for community colleges, takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at Siegert Field on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Event will be simulcast on Comcast and Millennium channels 95 and Verizon FIOS channel 35 in Anne Arundel County. A reception will be held in the Student Union Dining Hall after the ceremony. Information: 410-777-2222 or aacc.edu. AACC commencement Ceremonies, with keynote speech by Frank Chong, deputy assistant secretary for community colleges for the federal Department of Education, takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at Siegert Field on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.
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