FiOS getting stronger in Florida...

salsadancer7

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Verizon's FiOS TV Continues Its March Across Florida


TOP STORY -- More than 10,000 households in New Port Richey, Hudson and
southwestern Pasco County Florida can now receive Verizon's fiber-supported FiOS
TV and internet service, adding to the 66,000 households in Pasco County where the
service was already available. As a result, the company now reaches over 450,000
households in west central Florida and plans to expand further in the state in 2007.
The Consumer Choice At of 2007, signed into law May 18 by Florida Gov. Charlie
Crist, promises to help with that, speeding up the approval process in areas where
Verizon does not yet have a franchise.

The BRIDGE

I know it's WISHFUL thinking...but DAMN, I wish that was here in Miami...:D
 

korsjs

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Ya congrats on the florida goverment on the unfair franchise bill they signed... I mean the consumer choice act.

i am glad it passed. it only helps the customer. i understand fl cable companies were fighting this tooth and nails, but, maybe they will better their service and try to compete by bettering their product.
 

datwell

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i am glad it passed. it only helps the customer. i understand fl cable companies were fighting this tooth and nails, but, maybe they will better their service and try to compete by bettering their product.

Yup, competition is usually a good thing for the consumer. We have Verizon's FiOS internet service and it is just super!

---Doug
 

riffjim4069

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Cable Choice is good...

I'll just ditto what all the other rational-thinking, freedom-of-choice lovin', capitalistic-minded, non-cable monopolists in the back-pocket of government sponsored collusionists are saying.

Choice is good! Government sponsored cable collusion is bad! Government impeding your freedom to choose is evil...:devil:
 

stevenl

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how is it fair? The phone company should compete the exact same way the cable company has to. Otherwise thats not capitalisam, thats goverment favoring one over the other and giving it an unfair advantage.

If verizon or att wants to get into markets they dont already have franchises they should follow the same rules cable had to to get that franchise.
 

korsjs

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cable companies were making it hard for the telcos to get local agreements. there is no reason the cable companies should have gotten involeved when a telco was trying to get something done localy.

when cable companies applied for their agreements, did telcos interfere?

you won't admit it because your a cable guy, but cable companies don't want to have to compete.
 

AllieVi

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... If verizon or att wants to get into markets they dont already have franchises they should follow the same rules cable had to to get that franchise.
Let’s make sure we’re talking (fingering, actually :) ) about the same thing.

Is Verizon/ATT proposing to enter a new area or simply asking to be allowed to provide TV in its existing service area? In my case, Verizon was my carrier and I had FiOS broadband, but it wasn’t allowed to sell me TV.

A more reasonable comparison is the ability of cable companies to offer phone service. If cable companies can enter the phone business, phone companies should be able to enter the TV business.
 

stevenl

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cable companies were making it hard for the telcos to get local agreements. there is no reason the cable companies should have gotten involeved when a telco was trying to get something done localy.

when cable companies applied for their agreements, did telcos interfere?

you won't admit it because your a cable guy, but cable companies don't want to have to compete.

No companies want compeition. How did the cable companies get involved to stop the telcos? Aside from going againest this current franchise bill which is an obivous unfair document. If the document applies to cable companies as well I will not be so againest it but it seems it favors only the telcos.
 

stevenl

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Let’s make sure we’re talking (fingering, actually :) ) about the same thing.

Is Verizon/ATT proposing to enter a new area or simply asking to be allowed to provide TV in its existing service area? In my case, Verizon was my carrier and I had FiOS broadband, but it wasn’t allowed to sell me TV.

A more reasonable comparison is the ability of cable companies to offer phone service. If cable companies can enter the phone business, phone companies should be able to enter the TV business.

Im not againest them be able to offer TV in markets they have franchies already. My problem is the New franchise agreements in areas they dont currently offer service.

I also beleive they should have the same requirements cable has, inlcudeing but not limited to offering the local goverment channels, and things of that nature.
 

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