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dbarrow
06-21-2007, 10:24 AM
http://www.betanews.com/article/Verizon_Signs_1_Millionth_FiOS_Customer/1182365346

In less than three years since the high-speed Internet, phone and TV service made its debut in limited regions across the United States, Verizon has signed its one millionth customer to FiOS. Nearly 500,000 of those customers also have FiOS TV, which debuted less than two years ago.

FiOS was an incredible undertaking for Verizon, which had to lay fiber optic cables to buildings and residences (a fact that largely has restricted its adoption in cities), in addition to gaining licenses to operate local television franchises. FiOS is currently available to 1,700 communities in 16 states, Verizon says, and the company has garnered many converts due to poor service from cable and DSL companies.

*The real truth of the debate comes out in the comments below. Tit for Tat, price per byte and TV channel all have direct bearing on any decision to switch from cable to FIOS .
When you get down to the finer points ....
If cable keeps on track with faster speeds and DOCSIS3, the FIOS marketing strategy will fall apart rapidly unless Verizon opens up a lead with much faster speed at much lower prices. Greed may be their ultimate downfall.

Phelyx
06-21-2007, 10:44 AM
Dear Telephone God in the Sky,

Please let Verizon buy AT&T/SBC territory in Chicagoland, I'd be much in your debt.

Love Phelyx

mommalina
06-21-2007, 11:35 AM
Dear Telephone God in the Sky,

Please let Verizon buy AT&T/SBC territory in Chicagoland, I'd be much in your debt.

Love Phelyx

Why? For competion, lowering of price? Just wondering....one of my sons works for AT&T/SBC in Chicago.


Lina

Phelyx
06-21-2007, 12:38 PM
AT&T 3-play is going along the lines of DSL, Land-line Phone, and Direct TV to compete against Comcast/Wowway triple plays but let asking for federal help so they can compete and put in the fiber lines in the neighborhoods. Verizon will put them in without government help.

mommalina
06-21-2007, 12:58 PM
AT&T 3-play is going along the lines of DSL, Land-line Phone, and Direct TV to compete against Comcast/Wowway triple plays but let asking for federal help so they can compete and put in the fiber lines in the neighborhoods. Verizon will put them in without government help.

Verizon gets no federal help....how about local or state help?

If AT&T gets federal help, that's not a level playing field, is it? Something
to watch. If Google is up to date, it looks like your Senators Durbin and
Obama., Governor Blagojevich, and Attorney General Madigan are all
Democrats. However, I see one Republican and two Democrats as
Congressmen. We'll have to watch for "earmarks" on this one. .. ;)

Lina