New Service Offers Consumers Better Television Technology, True Competitive Choice and Greater Value
MASSAPEQUA PARK, N.Y., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon unveiled FiOS TV in New York today to residents of this village of 17,000 on Long Island, making it the first community in the state to feature the new service. Verizon will begin taking customer orders immediately.
"This is not cable TV. This is not satellite. This is FiOS TV," said Bob Ingalls, president of Verizon's Retail Markets Group. "Customers who liked what FiOS did for their Internet connection will love what it does for their TV. We've harnessed the speed and capacity of broadband with the power of broadcast to create a revolutionary, new entertainment experience."
Information on packages and prices is available at:. Massapequa Park-area customers also can call 1-877-4-FIOS-TV (1-877-434-6788) to see if they're able to order FiOS TV.
FiOS TV is designed to be a formidable competitor to cable and satellite. It is delivered over Verizon's fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network, which has industry-leading quality and reliability. Fiber delivers amazingly sharp pictures and sound, and has the capacity to transmit a wide array of high-definition programming that is so clear and intense it seems to leap from the TV screen. It also delivers Internet download speeds of up to 30 Mbps (megabits per second) and upload speeds of up to 5 Mbps as well as high-quality voice services.
Verizon's network design includes backup facilities not common to traditional cable systems, such as duplicate "super head ends" where the TV service receives national programming. (More information about FiOS TV and fiber optics is available in Verizon's online News Center at.)
Service highlights include:
- A broad collection of all-digital programming and compelling consumer choice - with more than 330 total channels and more on the way.
- A lead offer with more than 180 digital video and music channels, for .95 a month.
- More than 20 high-definition channels, with extraordinary clarity and theater-quality sound.
- More than 1,800 video-on-demand titles available to customers now, increasing to 2,000 titles in the next several months.
- Channels grouped by genres such as entertainment, sports, news, shopping, movies and family, making it easy for audiences to find their favorite programming.
- An easy-to-use interactive programming guide that integrates HD programming, video on demand and the digital video recorder along with broadcast television into a seamless user experience.
- A dual-tuner DVR that gives customers the freedom to pause and rewind live TV, record one show while watching another, and fast forward to their favorite part of the program - all without a VCR, tapes or DVDs.