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Sony Unveils Its First Ultra HD Blu-ray Player - And It's Certainly Not The PS4 Pro
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NYC Threatens To Sue Verizon Over FiOS Shortfalls

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: New York City officials yesterday notified Verizon that the company is in default of an agreement to bring fiber connections to all households in the city and could file a lawsuit against the company. The road to a potential lawsuit has been a long one. In June 2015, New York released an audit that found Verizon failed to meet a commitment to extend FiOS to every household in the five boroughs by June 2014. City officials and Verizon have been trying to resolve the matter since then with no success, as Verizon says that it hasn't actually broken the agreement. The default letter (full text) sent yesterday by the city Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) says Verizon has failed to pass all residential buildings in the city with fiber. As of October 2015, there were at least 38,551 addresses where Verizon hadn't fulfilled installation service requests that were more than a year old, the letter said. "Moreover, Verizon improperly reduced, from $50 million to $15 million, the performance bond required [by] the Agreement on the basis of Verizon's incorrect representations that Verizon had met the prescribed deployment schedule, when in fact it had not," the letter said. City officials demanded that Verizon restore the bond and wants a response within 30 days. The default letter also accuses Verizon of failing to make records related to its provision of cable service available to the city during its audit. "Officials say they could sue Verizon unless the carrier shows clear plans for stepping up installations," and that the notice is the first step in that process, The Wall Street Journal reported. The citywide fiber agreement lets NYC seek monetary damages from Verizon if it fails to deliver on the fiber promises.

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The US Supreme Court says the online ads portal will have to comply with a subpoena and produce documents as part of the Senate's investigation into sex ads and human trafficking.

The development comes days after Chief Justice John Roberts had temporarily blocked an appellate decision ordering Backpage to comply with the investigation that demands information about the site's editorial practices as they relate to reviewing ads posted by third parties. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations maintains that the site is a launchpad for the exploitation of children.

The eight-member high court did not comment about why it lifted its stay (PDF) other than to say that Justice Samuel Alito did not participate.

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