Ongoing investment in its industry-leading networks for an unmatched customer experience PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- We know our customers across the country rely on us to keep them connected—when and where they need it most. To ensure our customers have the network experience they deserve, Verizon invests billions of dollars each year in our networks. Since, 2015, in Rhode Island alone, Verizon has invested more than $311.5 million to meet and exceed our customers’ growing needs and also build for the future. Always Innovating Your life moves fast and so do we. To ensure we continue delivering the value and performance you deserve, we’re investing heavily in our networks and deploying the most innovative technology available in the industry today. These innovations include: Carrier aggregation which combines multiple bands of spectrum, maximizing speed and efficiencies. 4x4 MIMO antenna technology which allows your device to use … [Read more...] about Verizon is building the future for our customers in Rhode Island, investing more than $311 million since 2015
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PROVIDENCE – New data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey were released this week for 2017, with information that provides a comprehensive breakdown of Rhode Island’s population, earnings and use of social programs, among other things. Earnings: The median household income in 2017 in Rhode Island was $63,870, a $3,274, or 5.4 percent, increase year over year. In a breakdown of median earnings by demographics, Rhode Island’s Asian households were shown to have the highest median income at $70,053, followed by white households at $68,135, Hispanic or Latino at $41,123 and Black or African-American households at $37,781. The report also showed that women in Rhode Island earned 83.9 percent of what men made in Rhode Island in 2017 for full-time, year-round employed workers over 16 years old. Men’s median salary in Rhode Island was reported to be $55,073 per year, while women were reported to have a median salary of $46,217. In 2016, women … [Read more...] about Census report breaks down state of Rhode Island in 2017
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — They show up unannounced, with cash and checks to drop off at William Flynn's accounting firm on busy Aquidneck Avenue. "I was shocked and a little embarrassed," he said. "Some don't even know my brother, but they...wanted to do something for the family."And at a local wedding celebration earlier this month, a guest sought out Jack Flynn for a private moment. “I don’t have a lot of money," the wedding guest told him. “But I want you to know that I wrote a check for $100 to help your brother."Michael Flynn is one of the most vulnerable figures in special counsel Robert Mueller's widening inquiry into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. That investigation took a dramatic step forward this week, when former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and aide Rick Gates were charged with money laundering and conspiracy for activities that took place before they joined the campaign. Another … [Read more...] about Michael Flynn faces legal peril in Washington. In his Rhode Island hometown, he’s revered.
PROVIDENCE – You may not want to hear this right after Christmas, but Rhode Island has the highest utility bills in the mainland United States, topped only by Hawaii and Alaska, according to a recent report. The report by Move.org, a website that researches moving and storage costs, found that utility bills average nearly $522 a month in Rhode Island. That covers five categories: electricity, natural gas, internet, cable television and water. The national average was $422 a month. The monthly breakdown of Rhode Island’s total was as follows: electricity ($164), ninth-highest in the nation; natural gas ($141), fourth-highest; internet ($77), second-highest; cable ($100), national average; and water ($40), national average. In addition, the report found New England has many of the highest utility costs in the nation, as all six New England states were in the top 10. However, the highest costs by far were found in Hawaii, apparently affected by its remote location more than … [Read more...] about Report: utilities no bargain for Rhode Islanders
Stop & Shop workers in more than 240 stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island were back on strike Friday after walking off the job Thursday afternoon amid a contract impasse. On Friday morning, some of the stores posted signs with temporary store hours during the strike. FCC to Hold Big 5G Auction, Spend $20B for Rural Internet The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union said Thursday that the workers who walked off the job were from Locals 371 and 919 in Connecticut as will union members in Locals 328, 1445 and 1459 who work at Stop & Shop stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. After the strike started, Stop and Shop said it had closed some stores, locked the doors and deployed "corporate personnel as well as temporary replacement workers" and were working on reopening stores as soon as possible to "minimize any disruptions for our customers." FB Spent $20M on Zuckerberg's Personal Security Last Year On Friday morning, signs were … [Read more...] about Stop & Shop Strike Continues in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island