Verizon Carpetbombs NYC With FiOS HD Channels

Verizon Carpetbombs NYC With FiOS HD Channels

People dissatisfied with their local cable and satellite services often look longingly at Verizon's FiOS TV service as an alternative. The problem has been that you can't get the service in all that many places yet, and there's a hopscotch effect to the places you can get it. Some people even have Verizon FiOS for their Internet connection and can't get TV programming yet. Customers in New York City can now count themselves among the lucky people who can sign up for Verizon's TV over fiber-optic lines; Verizon is now offering the city's residents a hefty 100 hi-def channels to go along with 400 video-on-demand choices.

"There's HD on FiOS and then there's everything else," said Shawn Strickland, vice president of video solutions for Verizon.  "The immense capacity of our advanced network means FiOS TV customers receive HD signals just as Verizon receives them, without the additional compression that some cable companies perform.  This means stunning picture-and-sound quality that's noticeably better, delivered on the network that's made for HD."

With 100 HD channels and 400 HD VOD titles offered each month, FiOS TV customers in the New York metro area now have more than 500 HD choices available at any time.  The company plans to increase its monthly HD VOD titles to more than 1,000 by year-end.  In addition, Verizon will continue expanding its HD channel lineup and by year-end will offer all available major HD programming.


The hi-def video available on demand  through Verizon is just another reason you see Blockbuster video stores boarded up in so many local malls. Why spend five bucks on gas to go and get a disc with scratches all over it when you can press a button on your remote and use the gas money to rent it?

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Yeh I wanted to cry when I saw that in their expansion they are hitting Florida and skipping GA for now. A pity, I would be number 1 on their subscription list.

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yeah the screwed up parts is it's so dodgy. FIOS is available where the owner of the falcons lives. Thats like 10 miles from my front door if that far but not here and I'm actually closer to there hub it's less than 3 miles from my front door but I don't have it.

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They're hitting the areas where they see the most potential profits first. Can't really blame them for that. You think it's easy to just systematically take over all telecommunications across the country? Give 'em time, before long, Time Warner, Comcast, Cox, and all other cable companies and ISPs will be laying in a corner in the fetal position muttering helplessly and wondering where they went wrong (yea, I REALLY like FiOS).

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 I wouldn't count yur cable companies out just yet. The majority of their network is already fiber optic they just needed a little push to get them to start providing a better service and stop hording.

As for the blockbuster thing. I agree about the stores it's a waste when you have ON demand whether with cable or fios or direct TV. BUt netflix and blockbuster online is still a killer deal if you order or rent more then 4 movies a month. I do however like the free movie sections with On demand they just need to add some better titles and refresh it a little omre often.

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nelsoncp21:

 I wouldn't count yur cable companies out just yet. The majority of their network is already fiber optic they just needed a little push to get them to start providing a better service and stop hording.

As for the blockbuster thing. I agree about the stores it's a waste when you have ON demand whether with cable or fios or direct TV. BUt netflix and blockbuster online is still a killer deal if you order or rent more then 4 movies a month. I do however like the free movie sections with On demand they just need to add some better titles and refresh it a little omre often.

 

 I agree with you somewhat. The bandwidth of cable isnt exactly taped yet and when everything movies to complete digital that is going to open up more bandwidth. In fact I read somewhere comcast had plans to release a 25mb service sometime in the future and even more once Docsis 3.0 is adopted. With docsis 3.0 they could get excess of 50mb service pretty easily.

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 I am all about faster speed and all but they charge an arm and a leg for the faster speeds. The cable bill is already large enough. I pay about $125 for interent and digital cable as it is and that doesn't include phone.

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I had Fios before I moved. 15mb. Now all I can get is 3mb DSL. Comcast wants too much for imternet alone and I'll be darned if I'll ever get their TV again.

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