Verizon is the first company to offer such a communications network, connecting homes and businesses directly to fiber optics on a widespread scale.
The communities are members of the
With the latest approvals, a total of 22 municipalities in the counties of
“The momentum to bring consumers long-overdue, much-needed choice and competition for cable TV is building in
“We hope to bring innovation, reliability and value to more Pennsylvanians by reaching similar agreements with other communities.”
Under the agreements, Verizon will be able to offer FiOS TV service to residents of the townships. In addition, the agreements require Verizon to pay the communities franchise fees based on the company’s gross revenues on cable services in each community.
Verizon currently offers FiOS TV in parts of
FiOS TV offers a broad collection of all-digital programming, two dozen high-definition channels, video on demand and more. It is delivered over Verizon’s fiber-to-the-premises 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.
In addition to FiOS TV, Verizon’s fiber network also allows the company to offer consumers and businesses high-speed FiOS Internet Service at download speeds of up to 30 Mbps (megabits per second) and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps.* FiOS Internet Service currently is available to many consumers and small businesses in Montgomery County, as well as parts of Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties.
* NOTE: actual (throughput) speeds will vary.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), a Dow 30 company, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates