Broadband Briefs for 10/01/08
• Verizon intros FiOS TV in Bellingham, Mass.
By Traci Patterson
Verizon has officially introduced FiOS TV in Bellingham, Mass. Bellingham is among 80 other Massachusetts communities where the telco’s video service is currently offered. Verizon is currently negotiating with several other communities in Massachusetts to obtain additional franchises.
Recently, Verizon added 75 more channels, including 55 more high-definition (HD) channels, to its FiOS TV lineup in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. FiOS TV now offers more than 400 channels – including 85 HD channels – more than any local cable TV company, including Comcast, according to Verizon.
And new residential customers who subscribe to FiOS TV by Oct. 31 will receive their choice of a year's free use of either an HD digital video recorder (DVR) or an HD Home Media DVR, Verizon said. Verizon is also offering new FiOS TV customers, or existing customers who upgrade to a bundled package, one free month of HBO and Cinemax.
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