More Cable TV Choice for Consumers in Millis, Mass.

Consumers and small businesses in Millis now have a new choice for cable TV as Verizon continues to make FiOS TV - the ultimate home-entertainment experience with a broad range of programming choices and superior picture quality - available to additional locations throughout the state.

Millis is among 106 Massachusetts communities where the company's new television service is offered, or soon will be. FiOS TV is the only TV service delivered over the nation's most advanced all-fiber network directly connecting to millions of individual homes and businesses. 

FiOS TV now offers more than 600 total channels in Massachusetts - including 133 HD channels, more than any local cable TV company, including Comcast. 

"FiOS TV gives consumers in these communities an outstanding alternative for their video entertainment with superior picture-and-sound quality, and innovative, interactive features that cable can't match," said Donna Cupelo, Verizon region president for Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  "Customers in these communities who liked what FiOS did for their Internet connection will love what it does for their TV.  We've harnessed the vast capacity of our advanced fiber-optic network to deliver a revolutionary, new entertainment experience giving customers the best choice for TV."

Massachusetts residents who are FiOS TV-eligible now have the option to trim their monthly bills by bundling FiOS TV service, FiOS Internet service and the Verizon Freedom Essentials unlimited calling plan, for as little as $89.99 a month.  They also can add a Verizon Wireless calling plan for a Grand Slam of communications and entertainment services.

Residents of Millis can check online at www.verizon.com/fios for more information or to request that Verizon contact them when FiOS services become available.  Customers also can call their local Verizon sales office or 888-GET FiOS (888-438-3467)

Small and medium-sized businesses interested in business-grade FiOS services can visit www.verizon.com/bizfiostv to see online offers or call 877-FiOS BIZ (877-346-7249) for more information.

FiOS TV Service Highlights

FiOS TV service highlights include:

  • More than 600 all-digital channels in Massachusetts grouped by genres such as entertainment, sports, news, shopping, movies and family, making it easy for audiences to find their favorite programming.

  • A total of 133 HD channels available for Massachusetts customers, with extraordinary clarity and theater-quality sound.

  • About 18,000 video-on-demand (VOD) titles each month, 70 percent of which are free. In addition, the VOD library includes 2,800 HD titles per month.

  • An innovative interactive media guide (IMG) that gives customers a rich, personalized television experience with content from TV listings, VOD catalogs and the digital video recorder (DVR), as well as personal music and photos from a home network.

  • Next-generation interactive services including social TV, news and entertainment widgets like Facebook and Twitter; remote DVR management; multi-room DVR, and more.  

More information about FiOS TV's features is available at http://www22.verizon.com/Residential/FiOSTV/MediaGuide/MediaGuide.htm.

Programming choices for Hispanic, African-American, Asian, Russian and other multicultural audiences are available in every market, making FiOS TV an outlet for emerging and independent networks to showcase their diverse programming.

Verizon's fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network, the largest of its kind in the country,  brings the power and capacity of fiber optics directly into people's homes and 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 50 Mbps* (megabits per second) and upload speeds of up to 20 Mbps as well as high-quality voice services and is the only service that offers symmetrical download/upload speeds of 25/25 and 35/35 megabits per second.

The value of FiOS TV extends to the installation and customer support. Specially trained Verizon technicians will install the service and acquaint subscribers with FiOS TV features and services.  Verizon is waiving the installation fee for up to three existing TV outlets, and there is no charge to install a needed optical network terminal at the subscriber's home.  Charges for other installation services, such as additional outlets, may apply.  Verizon provides 24 x 7 technical assistance by phone from its Fiber Solutions Centers in Providence, R.I., and other cities.

For the latest news, updates and information about FiOS TV, visit www.verizon.com/newscenter and http://www.verizon.com/athomeblog.

* NOTE: Actual (throughput) speeds will vary.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 91 million customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of approximately 222,900 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.