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Irun Man
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join:2002-10-18
Walden, NY

they don't need DTV

I still remember before the FioS rollout, when VZ was offering DirecTV bundles with their DSL product.

A lot of DTV customers live in FioS territory... seems silly for Verizon to own and manage two seperate delivery systems.
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tschmidt
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Agree with others that Verizon is focused on FIOS so can't see why they would be interested in acquiring Direct TV.

I have no idea what negotiations with content owners is like. I'd think this type of acquisition would only make sense to a wireline carrier that wanted to offer video in a hurry but did not have deals with content owners.

/tom



aaronwt
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join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
reply to Irun Man

said by Irun Man:

I still remember before the FioS rollout, when VZ was offering DirecTV bundles with their DSL product.

A lot of DTV customers live in FioS territory... seems silly for Verizon to own and manage two seperate delivery systems.
Verizon still offers DirecTV bundles with their DSL.