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FiOS TV launches in New York City this week

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 28 Jul 2008 19:46 User comments (3)

FiOS TV launches in New York City this week Verizon has officially started offering FiOS TV service in New York City. The company had already been selling internet service in the city over their fiber optic network and earlier this month year they finally the necessary agreements with city and state officials to begin providing television service as well.
This will give New York City residents a choice besides incumbent cable television providers Time Warner Cable and Cablevision. Well eventually anyway. For now only about 300,000 New York City residents will actually be able to order FiOS TV. By the end of 2008 that number should be around 500,000.

"Our advanced fiber-optic network was built for HD, and we're offering more HD options than Time Warner or Cablevision" said Virginia Ruesterholz, president of Verizon Telecom. "With all-fiber connections running straight to their homes and apartments, viewers get eye-popping, jaw-dropping TV in both standard and high definition."

The first customers will be able to start using FiOS TV on Wednesday. It will be a few years before the service is available to all of the city's 3.1 million households.

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129.7.2008 10:27

The first customers will be able to start using FiOS TV on Wednesday. It will be a few years before the service is available to all of the city's 3.1 million households.

Its going to take a few years to cover the most important city in the US, i wonder how many years it will take to come to my town.

229.7.2008 11:46
lynchGOP
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Chicago be awaitin'

329.7.2008 12:58

Man i wish it would hurry...Im so ready to drop "Comshaft" i mean Comcast.

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