After warning city council of issues they couldn't care less about....
The past few weeks, we've been following
Comcast's efforts to slow Verizon's entry into the cable giant's hometown market of Philadelphia, by warning city council that Verizon would only deploy to areas with the highest ROI -- and FiOSTV's entry into the market won't necessarily mean lower TV prices. Neither is untrue, but Comcast's pretense that they're concerned with either is a stretch. The carrier also attacked the volume and quality of Verizon's HD offerings
despite offering substantially fewer channels (34 to 107). The attacks seem to have worked, as a Philly FiOS TV franchise approval process that was almost mindlessly flying toward completion
has been delayed
, with previously ramification-oblivious city council members suddenly concerned with progressing carefully.