reply to JeepMatt
Re: New HD channels coming anytime soon? I like FiOS. It is the most reliable of any cable service I have had and is the most economical for me when you have to outfit 6+ TV's with HD. But I think we have pretty much seen the last of any big HD channel rollouts. We may get one or two here or there but that's about it. Given Verizon's comments about lack of FiOS expansion beyond the current regions I see no real incentive for them to improve offerings much beyond what they have. In fact I fully believe that one day I will wake up and see where Verizon has sold FiOS to some private investment group or to some existing provider, like Dish. I think they will slowly exit the cable and land line business and concentrate on wireless, mostly because of labor issues and the constant increase in the content provider fees. They will then concentrate of providing entertainment via wireless devices over their wireless network and transition some of their carrier rights exclusively to Verizon wireless.
I just do not see any upside for them to roll out new hardware and new HD just to service their existing markets. They are not likely to get that much of a net gain, with constant churn. They are continually faced with rising costs driven by content providers. Hardware advances put continuous pressure on them to keep updating boxes and software. It is a losing battle that can only be mitigated by increasing the number of subscribers, which they have effectively ruled out with no more expansion plans.
I will just be happy to have what I have and enjoy it as long as I can.
^ that the most sensical thing ive read from a unc guy in a long time.. you must not have been one of those UNC afro studies grads who got good grades for doing nothing? ha ha
reply to Tarheel72
said by Tarheel72: VZ's biggest "want" is the 45% of VZ Wireless that Vodaphone owns. That's where they want to spend all the cash they make every time they sell a line of business.
In fact I fully believe that one day I will wake up and see where Verizon has sold FiOS to some private investment group or to some existing provider, like Dish. I think they will slowly exit the cable and land line business and concentrate on wireless
But the Brits won't budge on that. From across the pond, all they see is a cash cow that they don't have to do anything with, knowing it's in VZ's capable hands..
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