Fairpoint To Test IPTV In New Hampshire
Converting FiOSTV from coax/fiber to pure IPTV
by Karl Bode 11:35AM Wednesday Dec 03 2008 Tipped by Tcomp
directs our attention to the fact that Fairpoint, who recently acquired Verizon's DSL networks in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, will be testing IPTV service in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
. Fairpoint has been taking former Verizon FTTH infrastructure and rebranding it from FiOS to "FAST
." But unlike Verizon, whose FiOSTV is a hybrid coaxial/fiber system, Fairpoint apparently seems interested in running pure IPTV. Says the report:
It’s part of a 90 day pilot program in which FairPoint is evaluating IPTV. We contacted Jill Wurm, FairPoint corporate communications manager and asked if this trial is a possible precursor to a rollout of IPTV services across their new New England footprint, which was acquired from Verizon. She responded "absolutely."
How exactly Fairpoint will pay for any substantive IPTV deployment isn't clear, given that the acquisition of Verizon debt and DSL/landline/911 network maintenance alone was expected to strain Fairpoint coffers
, something that worried state regulators and unions before the deal went through. According to local website Seascoast Online
, the 100 trial participants will be given free HD sets.
| |wifi4milezBig Russ, 1918 to 2008. Rest in Peace
New York, NY
| |said by swintec:Not to complicate the issue further, but I am scheduled to get FIOS on the 20th. I live in NYC, and so they are deploying it using (I think) VDSL2. said by PDXPLT:
FIOS TV isn't really a "hybrid coaxial/fiber system"..
Sure it is, there is Fiber up to the premises, and Co-Ax in the home....I do not know much about IPTV, but instead of CO-Ax don't they use network cabling to connect the STBs?
»[northeast] Just ordered my FIOS!