Verizon is bringing its FiOS TV service to a new part of New York. What part? They are coming to that hotbed of television watching, the Buffalo area. It seems like the strangest places get to experience new technologies first. After New York City, Buffalo is the largest city in New York State with over a million people in its greater metropolitan area.
Of course, Verizon is throwing together some deals so they can hook people into their FiOS service for the long haul. Their deals include some premium channels for free for a limited time as well as potential savings on DVRs. Even more interesting is that Verizon is offering more HD channels than Time Warner Cable, the dominant cable provider in New York. This should provide a bit of competition in the television market of the Buffalo area.
Verizon will be offering “up to 100” HD channels, but no timetable was announced as to when that number will be reached. The service itself is rolling out throughout the area over the next couple of weeks. FiOS TV comes bundled with Verizon’s FiOS Internet service and telephone service.
Read [Verizon Press Release]