Telecommunications Sector

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    The Voice Talks Black Voter Support for Gay Marriage with Michelangelo Signorile on Sirius [AUDIO]

    We're approaching, if not looking in the rearview mirror at, a watershed moment in American civil rights history. A majority of the American public now supports marriage equality for same-sex couples. And, despite what detractors have been saying and predicting, this includes black people, too. An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    New York's Broadband Infrastructure Will Suck for The Next Eight Years (UPDATE)

    Yesterday, the Voice reported on New York's tech industry, said to be the fastest growing in the U.S., according to a just released study. Now with some good news came some bad news. Sure, the recession didn't prevent 486 tech companies from starting here since 2007, nor has it slowed the flow of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    The Pirate Bay: Soon To Be Banned?

    The Pirate Bay has taken some hard hits in the past few months. Though the file-sharing site announced in February that it would delate torrents and move entirely to magnet links, law enforcement has continued to mobilize against the operation. In March, for instance, a leaked doc suggested Swed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    RettighedsAlliancen's Maria Fredenslund Pressures Danish Court to Ban Grooveshark

    A Danish court just decided that Grooveshark violates copyrights and is ordering an Internet service provider to block the American music-streamer, marking a huge victory for a cohort of record-industry insiders -- and a major blow to Web-freedom advocates. The group of entertainment companies, Ret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Cell Service in Subways Is Here! What Your Service Provider Has to Say About It

    ​Well, the much anticipated (or feared) cell service on subways is here, at least on certain subway platforms around New York City and, some are reporting, even in the friggin' tunnel. As of today, the cell pilot is live at the A, C, E at Eighth Avenue and 14th Street; the L at Eighth Avenue a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2011

    Reno Air Crash Kills 3; States Oppose AT&T Merger; UAW and GM Reach Agreement

    ​At least three people died yesterday when a plane at an air race in Reno, Nevada crashed near a grandstand. Jimmy Leeward was piloting a P-51 Mustang at the National Championship Air Races and Air Show when he lost control of the aircraft. Witnesses say he managed to pull up before impact, pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    I'm Appearing At The LGBT Center!

    ​ In an OutProfessionals event. This Wednesday, September 14, at 630 PM, Sirius XM OutQ's Frank DeCaro will chat with me about my new book, Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back, and we'll no doubt dig into all kinds of gossipy topics with reckless abandon.

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Even More Wi-Fi Coming To City Parks

    ​Didn't we hear in June that AT&T was bringing Wi-Fi to parks this summer? Yes! And now we've learned there are even more hotspots on the way. According to a press release announcing the city's renewed deal with Time Warner Cable and Cablevision Systems, 32 parks will be provided with Wi-Fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2011

    Royal Wedding Looks Pretty Groovy

    Look at how the Archbishop of Canterbury gets down. Would that this were real, but alas, it's a T-Mobile ad. [] [@_rosiegray]

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2011

    AT&T Buying T-Mobile For $39 Billion

    Strange bedfellows.​And lo, one crappy service provider acquires another. AT&T announced today that it's buying T-Mobile USA for $39 billion from Deutsche Telekom. If the two companies fully merge, the deal will give AT&T another 46.5 million customers in America, pushing it way past Veriz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Kevin Sorbo: Versace Had His Hand Up My Thigh

    ​ Kevin Sorbo, the model who gained fame as TV's "Hercules," served up his misty memories of almost wearing Versace (meaning the man himself), as told on Sirius XM Satellite Radio's "The Frank DeCaro Show". Sorbo said that after he got a job modeling for Versace in Milan, he get a phone call ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 12, 2011


    Matt McCarthy is a commercial success

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    TV With Dirty Words: NY's Public Access Debuts

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 8, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 27 The electric soapbox: 'This is your channel' By Robin Reisig "We spent 10 hours last night taking out all the dirty words -- there must have been 100 fucks and cocksuckers -- and now they want us to put t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Coming Soon: Cell Service Literally Everywhere ... Starting With Grand Central

    ​If your dream of the future involves constant wireless connectivity and the ability to Tweet or text or update your Facebook status from, like, anywhere, your dream is nigh. The MTA has approved a licensing agreement to construct "a state-of-the-art, multi-carrier wireless commercial network" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2010

    Fox and Time Warner cut a deal

    ​After weeks of high-stakes brinksmanship and a last-minute extension, Time Warner Cable cut a deal Friday night to pay an unspecified per-viewer fee to transmit Fox programming from News Corporation-0wned stations broadcasting in New York, Los Angeles, and a number of other major cities. Fox ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Fox-Time Warner War Heads to Inevitable, Customer-Gouging Conclusion

    ​You may have seen ads in the papers and on TV -- one in the form of a ransom note -- warning you that Fox TV may go off the air, and that it's either Fox's fault or carrier Time Warner's, depending on who is paying for the advertising. Fox wants the cable company to pay a "retransmission co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    The Schnitzel Truck's 15 Minutes

    New Yorkers expressed their affection for Schnitzel & Things earlier this year when it nominated the food truck for a Vendy Award. Now, the rest of country will get to see one of our favorite food trucks on a regular basis in an ad for T-Mobile, starring, um, a texting priest. It's a split-second ... More >>

  • News

    September 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Sirius Debt May Bankrupt Satellite Radio Company

    Many citizens facing a worsening recession are looking at their car dashboards and thinking, "why am I paying for radio?" So Sirius XM, home to Howard Stern and a bunch of other v/o celebs, is facing bankruptcy. The Times says it has $175 million in debt payments due at the end of the month and is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    Can You Hear Me Now? Verizon, Unions Settle

    Verizon has reached an agreement with the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represent about 65,000 Verizon employees in the Northeastern United States. The settlement, which replaces a contract that expired Saturday, now goes for ratifi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    The FISA Bill: Why Did Four of NY's House Democrats Fold?

    You've got to wonder, after the FISA bill's smarmy slide through the system, how strong New York City's Democratic members of Congress's convictions really are...

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2008

    Hold That 'Sweetheart' Verizon Cable Franchise, Advocates Warn

    A coalition of non-profits and elected officials are banding together in an effort to delay the vote that would award Verizon a new cable franchise for the five boroughs. Though they welcome the competition Verizon would bring with its FiOS to a cable market dominated by Time Warner and Cablevision, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 13, 2008


    A three-day tribute to a downtown maverick

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2008

    "Quantico Circuit" Creates Government Wiretapping "Big Brother Scenario"

    Government wiretapping of U.S. citizens has become “fast, loose, and completely unfettered” according to whistleblower and security specialist Babak Pasdar who discovered a mysterious ‘backdoor’ circuit at a major U.S. mobile phone carrier. He discovered the circuit while overhauling the te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Top 10 Reasons Why NSA Wiretapping is Bad For America

    It’s high noon for the Bush Administration’s program of wireless wiretapping. The administration is currently in secret negotiations with the House of Representatives over the issue of legal immunity for telecom companies that cooperated with legally dubious wiretaps. A new book by New York Tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 16, 2007
  • News

    September 5, 2006

    Google: The New Port Authority

    A juggernaut gets ready to inject a big glob of silicon into New York City

  • Screens

    December 13, 2005

    Screen Gems

    Tivo alerts, anchors aweigh: Favorite moments from the year when TV went topsy-turvy

  • News

    August 3, 2004

    TXTmobs take on the GOP

    Protesters spend real bucks, save real headaches with text messaging

  • News

    March 9, 2004

    Window Shopping

    Spend the Extra Money Now on XP Pro or Face the Headaches Later

  • News

    February 17, 2004

    Mob Bell

    How Tele-Savvy Wiseguys Bought a Midwest Phone Company

  • News

    September 30, 2003

    They've Got Your Number

    Switching Cell Phone Services Without Losing Your Digits

  • News

    August 12, 2003

    Phony War

    How the Phone Unions Turned Verizon's Strike Preparation Against It

  • News

    July 8, 2003

    Showdown for the Phone Union

    With a Nod From Washington, Verizon Prepares for Battle

  • Music

    June 24, 2003
  • News

    February 18, 2003

    Phone Sexy

    Should I Buy a Snazzy New Cell Phone?

  • News

    October 15, 2002
  • News

    September 10, 2002

    Getting Greened

    Did Memories of the 2001 Mayoral Race Kill the Gubernatorial Primary?

  • News

    February 13, 2001

    Verizon Gets Earful

    Customers Squawk Back Over DSL Service

  • News

    October 31, 2000

    The Incredible Shrinking Internet

    When Cable Monopolies Rule the Web, Everyone Loses

  • News

    August 29, 2000

    Broadband for the Masses

    Vermont Puts New York to Shame

  • News

    June 8, 1999

    Europe Unplugged

    The Global Village Protests Its Connection Fees

  • News

    September 29, 1998

    Cable-Ready or Not

    Giuliani and the City Council Fight for Control Over Franchises