Verizon Wireless,Vermont Business Magazine Less than two months after introducing 4G LTE service in Burlington and Northern Vermont, Verizon Wireless announced today it will bring the nation’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Bennington and Rutland, and 16 additional communities throughout Vermont, in the coming weeks.Verizon Wireless customers with compatible 4G LTE smartphones, modems, tablets and mobile hotspots will be able to wirelessly surf the Web, stream music and video, and download files up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G.When Verizon Wireless expands its 4G LTE network, it will also be available in the following communities across the Green Mountain State:ArlingtonBenningtonBrandonCastletonClarendonEast DorsetKillingtonManchesterMendonPeruPittsfordPoultneyPownalRutlandShaftsburySunderlandWest RutlandWinhallVerizon Wireless’4G LTE network is currently available today in Burlington and more than 30 additional communities throughout Northern Vermont, as well as popular destinations including:Bromley Mountain ResortBurke Mountain ResortJay Peak ResortMagic Mountain Ski ResortMount Snow ResortOkemo Mountain ResortSmugglers’Notch ResortStowe Mountain ResortStratton Mountain Resort‘In the coming weeks our 4G LTE network will be available in more than 50 communities throughout Vermont,’said Christine Berberich, New England Regional President for Verizon Wireless. ‘Customers with compatible smartphones will certainly benefit from the exponential increases in data speeds, but residents with limited home broadband options may be the biggest beneficiaries of this expansion. With the launch of HomeFusion Broadband, Verizon Wireless now offers high-speed Internet service inside the home ‘connecting nearly two-dozen devices like laptops, e-readers and gaming consoles, to the ‘Net via our 4G LTE network.’HomeFusion BroadbandResidents in the newly expanded 4G LTE coverage area in Vermont will also have access to HomeFusion Broadband, a new in-home, high-speed Internet service for consumers who want residential broadband with reliable data connectivity. Verizon Wireless’high-speed 4G LTE network is delivered to a cylinder-shaped antenna, professionally installed outside a customer’s home, which then relays the signal to an in-home broadband router and allows the customer to connect up to four wired and more than 20 wireless (WiFi) devices in the household.4G LTE Coverage and SpeedAs of June 21, the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is available to more than two-thirds of the U.S. population in 304 markets, including all six New England states, and offers more 4G LTE coverage than all other networks combined.In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless’4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.When customers travel outside of a 4G LTE coverage area, 4G LTE devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless’3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast. Visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte(link is external) for more information about the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and a list of current markets.4G LTE Devices and PlansVerizon Wireless customers looking to experience the nation’s fastest 4G network can choose from the largest selection of 4G LTE devices, ranging from tablets, mobile hotspots, smartphones and more. Details on available devices can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/4GLTE(link is external) and information on plans and pricing is available at https://www.verizon.com/plans/(link is external).Smart AccessoriesVerizon Wireless also offers a variety of smart accessories, including the FitBit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker and the Withings WiFi Scale, for customers to use with their 4G LTE devices. A full list of smart accessories can be found at www.verizonwireless.com/smartaccessories(link is external).Source: Verizon Wireless 7.12.2012Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com(link is external). To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia(link is external).
Wbur:It’s a classic Halloween activity: the homemade haunted house, replete with cold spaghetti “worms” and bowls of peeled-grape “eyeballs.” Remember?That old tradition gets a 21st-century scientific twist at an elaborate haunted house in Newton that opens for just one night a year — the night before Halloween — to raise money for charity. And it is elaborate not just in its multitudes of living ghouls, its gaggles of graves and squads of skeletons.It is an exercise in scare tactics informed by brain science.“You can be really artful about how you scare people without a lot of gore,” says Northeastern University professor Lisa Feldman Barrett. “And I thought, well, who better to do that than a lab that studies the science of emotion? We can use research to predict what the effects will be, to make it super-scary without a lot of blood and guts.”Barrett leads the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Lab at Northeastern and Massachusetts General Hospital. For the last 10 Halloweens, she and her family have created a haunted basement in their Victorian home, helped by her lab colleagues — grad students, post-docs and other researchers who play monsters for the night.Read the whole story: Wbur More of our Members in the Media >
General counsel at Britain’s biggest companies have rejected government plans to force companies to disclose more information about corporate social responsibility and risk. The GC100, the association for general counsel and company secretaries in FTSE 100 companies, said the requirement might leave companies vulnerable to legal action and mislead investors. It issued the warning in its response to a consultation on narrative reporting by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The City of London Law Society echoed this view, insisting that there is ‘no value’ in introducing extra requirements and that existing rules on company reporting are still being digested. Following the economic crisis, BIS is reviewing the regime for narrative reporting, the reporting of non-financial information in company reports that is intended to provide a broad picture of a company’s business, market position, strategy, performance and prospects. The government wants to replace the existing ‘business review’ with a more onerous ‘operating and financial review’ (OFR), to ensure that companies report on their social and environmental duties, and that risks to the company are better disclosed. ‘Our robust view is that now is not the time to introduce yet further change,’ the GC100 said in its response. ‘Our member companies disclose those risks which their internal reviews identify as the most important. We note that there is a risk of liability if material risks are omitted which later result in losses. Some of our members are also concerned that the disclosure of more detail about risks and uncertainties could give a misleading impression of a company’s position. ‘The general experience of our members is that there is no noticeable demand on the part of investors for more detailed reporting from the companies in which they invest. We believe that the current principles-based and flexible reporting regime creates competitive advantage for the UK, while driving standards of corporate reporting which are among the best in the world. ‘We cannot see how the introduction of an OFR will, of itself, improve the way that social and environmental duties are addressed. ‘UK businesses have had to cope with constant [rule] changes over the past four years. More change will inevitably cost businesses more, in terms of internal resources and external fees, and erode national competitiveness.’ The BIS consultation ran from 2 August to 19 October. The government will publish its conclusions at the end of the year.
Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri believes that Cristiano Ronaldo will only be more motivated to reaffirm his greatness after his recent goal slump for the Italian champions.The Portuguese returned from injury to start Juve’s 1-0 Champions League win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday but the 34-year-old has hit a slump in form by his sky-high standards after failing to score in his last four games for the Turin giants.Champions Juve, who host Sassuolo on Sunday as they look to maintain their one-point lead over Inter Milan at the top of Serie A, will have Ronaldo available — and Sarri would not be surprised to see a champion’s response from the Portuguese.“Players who are used to scoring are always anxious to score goals, they are used to finding the net regularly, so they are amazed when they don’t manage to for a few games,” Sarri told reporters on Saturday.“It’s the same for Ronaldo, like all the great players. I think it’s a healthy attitude because it gives him motivation.“Clearly Ronaldo is not a player like all the others. It’s pointless to think that all the players are equal.“If someone were to not accept that situation, it would be a problem for them and not for the team, but I see no such issues. Everyone is crystal clear.“Cristiano is an immense resource. He has stamina, but perhaps lacks a little in sharpness right now, which is only to be expected.“We have three forwards of enormous potential who are alternating, so we always expect a lot from them.”Related