Verizon Business expands 5G Business Internet to 21 more U.S. cities

Ruben Onsu

What you need to know:

  • Verizon 5G Business Internet is now available for businesses of all sizes in 24 US cities.

  • The fixed-wireless offering is an alternative to cable, with multiple pricing and service options and no data limits.

  • Verizon offers a price lock for 10 years, no long-term contract required, and professional installation included.

  • According to the Verizon 5G Business Report, business decision-makers largely agree that 5G will create new opportunities for their company (80%), their industry (79%), and their role (79%).

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Business today announced that 5G Business Internet, a fixed-wireless connectivity offering

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Thursday’s business headlines – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

Ruben Onsu

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Here’s a look at Thursday’s business headlines.

Etsy

Researchers from FrontierBundles.com set out to find the most popular Etsy shop in each state.

It says MRC Wood Products in Brownsburg is the top seller in Indiana.

They may personalized farmhouse-style signs.

Walmart

Walmart is moving more of its workers full time, with the goal of having two-thirds of its U.S. store hourly jobs be full time wwith more consistent work schedules by early next year.

The retailer said it will have 740,000 of its 1.2 million U.S. Walmart hourly store workers work full time by Jan. 31.

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Cable Companies Emerge as Force in Cellphone Business

Ruben Onsu

The fastest-growing mobile-phone carriers in the U.S. aren’t phone companies.

More than five million Americans now pay for mobile-phone service through their cable-TV providers, enticed by low prices and the ability to easily adjust their phone plans, a flexibility that proved particularly useful during the pandemic.

Cable operators such as

Comcast Corp.


CMCSA 1.58%

and

Charter Communications Inc.


CHTR 3.06%

joined the wireless sector in recent years with one goal in mind, executives and analysts say: Give their customers another reason not to leave, especially because pay-TV service businesses have been quickly losing subscribers as consumers turn to streaming services

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Louisiana tax rewrite drawing business resistance

Ruben Onsu

Republican state lawmakers trying to muscle through a wide-ranging rewrite of Louisiana’s tax laws today ran into the same problem that has bedeviled previous legislative efforts, opposition from special interest groups trying to protect tax breaks given to industry.

The House Ways and Means Committee, which handles tax measures, delayed votes on two bills aimed at paring back myriad tax breaks that Louisiana has on the books. Neither one had an analysis yet from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Office of how much money would be saved from cutting the tax breaks.

But a bigger hurdle to passage looms.

Rep. Stuart

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Business leaders call to expand NC Pre-K

Ruben Onsu

Eight business leaders continued a call from the private sector for expanding NC Pre-K and aligning early grade literacy instruction with the “science of reading” at a press conference on Wednesday.

“As we look past recovery from the pandemic and toward a strong, sustainable economy – with an eye on equal opportunity for every North Carolinian – we must increase early literacy by implementing and expanding what we know works,” SAS CEO Jim Goodnight said. “North Carolina can be a national model for increasing third-grade reading proficiency if we move forward on the policy recommendations we have

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$5,000 relief grants available for RI’s smallest businesses

Ruben Onsu

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee and other state leaders announced Monday a new financial relief opportunity for the state’s smallest businesses.

The state is making $20 million in federal CARES Act funding available in the form of $5,000 grants.

Business owners can apply on Commerce RI’s website beginning Thursday, April 15, through Friday, April 30, at 5 p.m. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis, officials said.

To qualify, a business must have grossed less than $1 million in the 2020 tax year and received less than $25,000 in state pandemic assistance

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