Larry Dignan

Editor-in-Chief, ZDNet

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.

Larry Dignan has nothing to disclose. He does not hold investments in the technology companies he covers.

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Verizon's FiOS network: Payback time?

Verizon's FiOS network: Payback time?

Verizon reported its first quarter results and they are notable for one key reason--most of the maximum capital spending for its FiOS fiber-optic network is through the pipeline. Simply put, the earnings hit--11 cents a share in the first quarter--that Verizon absorbs from building out its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network will diminish going forward.

April 30, 2007 by in Networking

Broadband over powerlines: It may take awhile

Broadband over powerlines: It may take awhile

Broadband over powerline technology may be coming to your home, but first electric companies need to read your meter in real time. That's the takeaway from a roundtable that focused Current Communications, a startup that is selling electric utilities on the need for better grid monitoring and management and software and broadband over powerline technology.

February 23, 2007 by in Networking

Vonage: Is there a future?

Vonage: Is there a future?

VOIP giant Vonage reported its fourth quarter results and analysts are teeing off on the company. Vonage is still churning a good chunk of customers, spending too much on marketing and serving up a disappointing outlook.

February 15, 2007 by in Networking