Verizon Expands FiOS TV to More Than 3,250 Households in Homestead, West Homestead, Pa.

The best option in home entertainment is now available to more than 3,250 consumers in Homestead and West Homestead - FiOS TV from Verizon.

FiOS TV offers more than 500 total TV channels, including 129 high-definition (HD) channels in western Pennsylvania, and an unprecedented level of Internet interactivity that cable can't match.  And because the service is delivered over a pure fiber-optic network connected directly to the home, FiOS TV's picture-and-sound quality is unmatched.

"With Verizon's FiOS TV and FiOS Internet services, residents in Homestead and West Homestead have great new options available to them," said Mary Yarbrough, vice president of marketing for Verizon's Mid-Atlantic region.  "They can get more high-definition programming; faster two-way Internet connections that are a must for today's interactive Web applications; plus great bundles of services for ongoing savings."

Verizon's current lead offer of FiOS service is a triple bundle of more than 40 HD channels with FiOS TV Prime HD, up to 15 Mbps (megabits per second) downstream and up to 5 Mbps upstream FiOS Internet and FiOS voice service, for $99.99 a month.  With a guaranteed rate for 24 months, subscribers will save $240 over regular prices.

Customers can choose from a variety of other video offerings, with a wide selection of premium content, as well as FiOS Internet speeds of up to 50 Mbps downstream and symmetrical speeds of up to 35 Mbps.

New FiOS TV customers also can choose a free multi-room DVR for six months or a standard DVR free for six months or one of several movie-channel packages, such as HBO, Cinemax, EPIX or the FiOS TV Movie Package, also free for six months.  Total savings off regular prices for these triple bundles can be as much as $497.94 over regular prices for the 24-month term of the bundles.

Customers who sign up online for any FiOS bundled package will receive an additional discount of $5 a month for the same 24-month plan, for a total of $120 in additional savings.

FiOS TV customers also receive many added benefits that are included in their service at no additional cost.  For example, subscribers to FiOS Ultimate HD and Extreme HD triple-play bundles have free access to thousands of Verizon Wi-Fi hot spots at coffee shops, hotels, airports and other locations nationwide.  FiOS TV includes a library of 18,000 video-on-demand titles (70 percent of which are free), including 2,800 of which are HD, and an advanced interactive media guide that supports unique on-screen interactive social-networking, news, shopping and entertainment widgets.

In addition to allowing families to view, record, pause and rewind programming on up to three TVs in the home at the same time, the Home Media DVR comes bundled with Media Manager software that lets users access content on their home computer from their TV and watch online videos from blip.tv, Dailymotion, Veoh and YouTube on a big screen.

FiOS TV subscribers also have access to Internet Radio, which offers hundreds of stations nationwide and gives them the ability to stream music from the PC to the TV through the Media Manager software.

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 nearly 93 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 more than 217,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.