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Fort Wayne, IN
Re: Heard a radio ad advertising Frontier FiOS TV yesterday.
said by Love FiOS :But you can't find any real info or rates for FiOS TV for the Fort Wayne market on their website. For still being interested, they sure don't promote it.
I heard a radio ad yesterday advertising Frontier FiOS TV for the Ft. Wayne market.
Maybe they have changed their minds.
said by MovieLover76:I dont have FIOS ... but this is right. It makes sense for Verizon to try and capture as many customers as possible where it presently has service.
I wouldn't call them overbuilders they aren't building coax over a place already serviced by coax they are placing fiber to compete with coax and twisted pair, the different between overbuilding and the fios rollout is that FIOS can distinguish itself from cable due to new technology, when you overbuilding your competing with the same technology and it's hard to differentiate the services, I have fios quadruple play and love it, and I know more people moving to FIOS all the time, the slow pickup I think was due to unfamiliarity with the product. I think in time FIOS subscribers will increase in the existing markets they are in and the buildout will continue but it's going to be quite a few years before they expand again.
This post also points out as with any "new technology" acceptance is sometimes slow. Consumers are conditioned. I mean there are still old school old timers that prefer black and white tv. Things progress ... things change ...sometimes just slower than what you and I understand.
Personally, if FiOS was offered here I can't imagine anyone having anything else... why would you? This isn't an apples v. oranges debate ... this is FiOS is far far far superior to any other offering period. From what I read ...FiOS owns net throughput (speed), Picture Quality, channel availability, and is price competitive. What else is there?
said by Automate:And verizon building out fiber was meant to both upgrade and maintain their network integrity. Fortunately, some people are visionaries and can see the writing on the wall.... that is past a 2 year window.
If you did not realize it companies are in business to make money. All of their decisions are based upon ROI. In this bad economy with the lousy housing market Verizon decided the ROI is not there to expand FIOS.
There isn't always profit in maintenance, but what it does do is assure longtime future profits and revenue without being limited by duct tape and bandaids.
| OK, so Frontier doesn't have a stellar track record. Accepted as asked and answered. On the other hand, the company is mailing out flyers advertising FiOS triple plays, running radio ads, and proactively offering TV upsells when calling customer service. What more does it have to do? They're not going to put out a press release saying "yup, here's our marketing plan for the next 5 years and we absolutely guarantee that everything as it stands right now will be a part of that plan." Neither would Comcast.|
In the Puget Sound area, Frontier had the opportunity to opt out of franchise agreements in Kirkland, Redmond, Bothell, and Lynnwood by the end of December, 2011 (as determined by reading their public franchise agreements). Other cities/areas might also work like that; I just got tired of reading 45-page contracts. I personally confirmed with Redmond and Kirkland employees responsible for handling video franchise questions that Frontier both had that right--free of charge, as negotiated into the franchise agreement by Verizon--and Frontier failed to exercise it. In Redmond's case, the employee wrote that "there [was] some worry that [Frontier] would exercise it," but didn't. Why did Frontier fail to opt-out? Who knows? Maybe the Comcast/Verizon LTE deal was leaked to them early and they're staying put to try to wring more money out of the assets Frontier got from Verizon; that's my guess.
I have Frontier FiOS TV and Internet. Both work quite well, and I'm paying $89.99/month on a bundle, which is in line with what I used to pay Verizon when I lived in north Texas. Comcast in this area doesn't even offer 5mbps upload, much less the 25-30mbps upstream I can get with FiOS. Heck, in Redmond, Comcast Sports Northwest is only in standard definition, but on their competitor's TV service it's in HD.