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Verizon completes digital TV upgrade

Mon, 11/24/2008 - 7:50am
Mike Robuck

Verizon’s FiOS video service is 100 percent digital now that the company has completely phased out a small number of duplicate analog channels.

While Verizon’s fiber-optic network has always offered video in a digital format, it started to eliminate the duplicate analog channels in April.

For customers who don’t have a set-top box, CableCard or digital tuner, Verizon provided free digital adapters that change the digital signals back to analog on older TV sets.

Cable operators, most notably Comcast, are using digital tuner adapters (DTAs) as a way of reclaiming bandwidth that was formerly used for analog signals.

By transitioning to all-digital, Verizon is now in compliance with the Federal Communications Commission’s mandate that analog signals cease on Feb. 17.

On Thursday, Verizon filed a video franchise application in Wilmington, Del. The Wilmington Cable, Video and Telecommunications Commission, City Council Finance Committee and full Council will now consider Verizon's application for a 10-year franchise, and will subsequently vote on whether to approve it.

As part of the negotiations, Verizon committed to make FiOS TV available throughout Wilmington within five years of the date the service is first offered in the city.

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