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Cell Phone Companies Upgrade Service Along Parkway For Papal Visit

AT&T and Verizon together have invested $45-million to add cell-service infrastructure along the Ben Franklin Parkway. Each says the upgrades will quadruple capacity.

08/18/2015

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Verizon Workers To Stay On Job Without New Contract

Leaders of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers announced the decision early Sunday after a contract covering 39,000 workers expired. The unions say they’re prepared to schedule regular bargaining sessions.

08/01/2015

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Verizon Workers Throughout Philadelphia Region Prepare For Potential Strike

Union members working for Verizon in nine states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, have voted to authorize a strike, if necessary.

07/26/2015

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NJ Senator: Atlantic City Electric Was “Horrible” In Their Response To The Storms

State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3rd), told Talk Radio 1210 WPHT midday host Dom Giordano that following the massive power outages from the storms on June 23rd, Atlantic City Electric (ACE) was “horrible” in comparison to PSE&G.

06/30/2015

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Philadelphia Woman Convicted In Theft Of $35K In Cellphones

Jurors have convicted a Philadelphia woman of stealing more than $35,000 worth of cellphones from two stores in New Jersey.

06/03/2015

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PUC’s Decision To Deregulate Verizon Landline Service Could Prove Costly To Consumers

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has just deregulated landline phone service, and consumer advocates warn it could lead to a sharp increase in prices.

02/27/2015

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Utility Patents May Protect Old Products With A New Twist

How do you patent something that isn’t exactly new?

02/11/2015

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Report: Apple Looks To Improve TV Experience, Start Own Service

In the battle for your TV screen, Comcast and Verizon could have new competition.

02/06/2015

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La Salle Prof. On Net Neutrality: If People Don’t Get What They Want, ‘Social Media Will Take Care Of This Pretty Quickly’

Rich Zeoli talked to Dr. William Weaver, Associate Professor of Integrated Science, Business, and Technology at La Salle University, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about the Federal Communication Commission’s proposed net neutrality rules.

02/03/2015

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Sprint Hopes To Break Out Of 4th Place By Slashing Bills

Those confusing ‘Framily’ plans are gone, but Sprint wants you to join its family — if you’re on one of the two big cell carriers.

12/03/2014

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Blog: Sprint Announces Cut Your Bill in Half Event

By Jim Donovan: Looking to save on your wireless phone bill? Well Sprint today announced it will cut in half the monthly rate plan for Verizon and AT&T customers who switch to Sprint beginning Friday, […]

12/02/2014

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Education Is Crucial In A Rapidly Changing Field For Philadelphia IT Tech

Jesus Perez, says that education is a necessity in a field that “is highly specialized and is constantly changing.”

11/24/2014

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Phila. Police Reminder: Donate Old Cell Phones for Domestic Abuse Victims

Philadelphia police say they get about 100,000 calls each year related to domestic abuse — more than 300 a day.

11/20/2014

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Phila. Police Again Collect Used Cell Phones To Benefit Domestic Abuse Victims

The program, called “Hopeline,” is a joint effort among the Philadelphia local of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Philadelphia Police Department, Verizon, and the organization “Women Against Abuse.”

10/23/2014

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Volunteers Fan Out Across New Jersey For 9/11 Day of Service

At Veterans Memorial Family School, kids were being taught by Verizon volunteers about solar energy.

09/11/2014

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