PHILADELPHIA - Consumers in five more communities in the greater Philadelphia area now have a choice of video providers as Verizon expands its amazing FiOS TV service to some 32,000 households in Chalfont, Ivyland and Hilltown in Bucks County and in Hatboro and Lower Merion in Montgomery County.
And they can get a great value with a bundle of FiOS Internet, FiOS TV and Verizon's reliable voice service for as little as $99.99 a month.
These Bucks County and Montgomery County residents join consumers in 71 other southeastern Pennsylvania communities who already can sign up for FiOS TV, the only television service delivered over the nation's most advanced fiver-optic network straight to consumers' homes. FiOS TV now is available to nearly 224,000 Pennsylvania households.
"The response to FiOS TV has been outstanding since we began offering the service seven months ago," said William B. Petersen, president of Verizon Pennsylvania. "Each day more Pennsylvanians are choosing Verizon and telling us they love the service - especially the superior picture quality. And now Chalfont, Ivyland, Hilltown, Hatboro and Lower Merion consumers can join the FiOS revolution."
(NOTE: See attached list of all Pennsylvania communities where FiOS TV currently is available.)
Consumers can check online at www.verizon.com/pa/tv9 to see if FiOS TV is already available in their area, or to request that Verizon contact them when FiOS TV is available. Consumers also can call their local Verizon sales office or
Service Highlights, Great Bundle Offers
Verizon's FiOS TV Premier package delivers 200 all-digital channels for $42.99 per month. In the Philadelphia market, FiOS TV customers have access to 28 high-definition (HD) channels and approximately 8,600 on-demand titles, 60 percent of which are free. Sports fans subscribing to FiOS TV Premier in the Philadelphia market will also receive SportsNet Philadelphia at no extra charge.
Verizon offers three set-top boxes: standard definition for $4.99 per month; high definition, which includes HD channels, for $9.99 per month; and a dual-tuner, HD-capable digital video recorder for $12.99 per month.
Verizon also offers innovative features not available from other providers, such as Home Media DVR (digital video recorder) and FiOS TV Widgets. Home Media DVR, at $19.99 per month, has a multi-room DVR feature enabling up to three simultaneous viewings of recorded programs without requiring customers to set up a complex home network or buy extra equipment. Customers also can access photos and music on their PCs and play them on their TV. FiOS TV Widgets is a free interactive feature that provides viewers with local weather and traffic information while they're watching their favorite shows.
In addition to FiOS TV, consumers can get super-fast Internet access over Verizon's all-fiber network. FiOS Internet service delivers download speeds of up to 30 Mbps (megabits per second) and upload speeds of up to 5 Mbps.*
Verizon is offering new two-service and three-service packages of voice, FiOS Internet and TV products. In the two-service package, customers can purchase Verizon's Freedom Essentials calling plan - which includes three popular calling features, unlimited local and domestic long-distance calling - with FiOS Internet service at a download speed of up to 5 Mbps for $69.99 a month for a two-year commitment. Customers also can add FiOS TV Premier Service to the package for a total of $99.99 a month for a two-year commitment.
Verizon will bring FiOS TV in 2007 and beyond to additional communities in Pennsylvania where it has obtained franchises. In addition to Pennsylvania, Verizon currently offers FiOS TV in parts of California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Virginia. The company is preparing to offer FiOS TV in parts of Indiana and Rhode Island.
The value of FiOS TV extends to 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 24x7 technical assistance by phone from its specialized Fiber Solutions Centers.
* NOTE: Actual (throughput) speeds will vary.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving 60.7 million customers nationwide. Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network. A Dow 30 company, Verizon has a diverse workforce of more than 238,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of more than $88 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.
FiOS TV currently is available in parts of the following southeastern Pennsylvania communities:
(NOTE: FiOS TV is newly available to communities marked by an *)
Bensalem Township, Chalfont Borough*, Doyleston Borough, Doylestown Township, Hilltown Township*, Hulmeville Borough, Ivyland Borough*, Langhorne Borough, Langhorne Manor Borough, Lower Makefield Township, Lower Southampton Township, New Britain Borough, New Britain Township, Newton Borough, Newton Township, Northampton Township, Penndel Borough, Plumstead Township, Upper Makefield Township, Upper Southampton Township, Warminster Township, Warrington Township, Warwick Township, Wrightstown Township, Yardley Borough
Aston Township, Bethel Township, Chadds Ford Township, Chester Heights Borough, Concord Township, Edgmont Township, Middletown Township, Newtown Township, Radnor Township, Thornbury Township
Birmingham Township, Charlestown Township, East Bradford Township, East Goshen Township, East Marlborough Township, East Pikeland Township, East Whiteland Township, Easttown Township, Malvern Borough, Phoenixville Borough, Pocopson Township, Schuykill Township, Thornberry Township, Tredyffrin Township, Uwchlan Township, West Bradford Township, West Chester Township, West Goshen Township, West Pikeland Township, West Whiteland Township, Westtown Township, Willison Township
Ambler Borough, Hatboro Borough*, Hatfield Borough, Hatfield Township, Horsham Township, Lansdale Borough, Lower Gwynedd Township, Lower Merion Township*, Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery Township, Springfield Township, Towamencin Township, Upper Dublin Township, Upper Gwynedd Township, Upper Merion Township, Upper Moreland Township, Upper Providence Township, Whitemarsh Township, Whitpain Township