Thursday, April 30, 2009

California: Verizon says it now services one million households in California

[prnewswire] In just over three years, Verizon has made choice and competition in TV service a possibility for more than 1 million households in California, via the nation's most advanced all-fiber-optic network.

Verizon now offers FiOS TV, as well as FiOS Internet services, in 83 cities throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

"This milestone is a cause for celebration," said Kathy Koelle, Verizon's vice president, marketing. "Through our aggressive expansion of our all-fiber network, FiOS TV is now available to more than 1 million households in California. Verizon is bringing a better network to homes in these communities and more choice for home entertainment.

"FiOS is not just an alternative to traditional cable service, it's a better alternative," Koelle said. "Thanks to the higher bandwidth of our all-fiber network, FiOS delivers superior picture quality, greater content selection and faster Internet speeds than our competitors offer."

Verizon launched FiOS TV in California in Beaumont in February 2006 and has been increasing the availability of the service by an average of 26,000 homes per month since then. In 2007, California enacted a new law that shifted the franchise authority to the state, which streamlined the franchising process and enabled Verizon to expand FiOS TV availability to more communities.

More Than 1 Million Households in California Now Have Access to Verizon's All-Fiber-Optic FiOS TV Service

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