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Verizon FiOS Review

Verizon's (VZ) FiOS broadband users on the influence in 2009, about 34% to about 2% in 2005 from the last few years has increased multifold. 5x faster than DSL and FiOS is currently music, playing movies and other multimedia-rich programs, use the one with the downloaded information, leading to more users with broadband access is a great moment.

Area of consumer data, we expect to continue growing. Verizon FiOS and Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC), cable broadband providers such as Dish Network, you can compete with the (vaccination) and DirecTV (DTV) and communications providers such as Sprint (S) and AT & T (T broadband providers such as satellite ).

Verizon's FiOS broadband Internet access with speed up to 30-50 Mbps high-speed fiber-optic technology is based on the offers. In comparison, up to 7 Mbps DSL broadband speed is. Management of high-speed Internet broadband users seeking permanent intensive applications. Need for speed Internet access to the Internet can be smartphones, tablets, game consoles, such as handhelds, such as devices such as netbooks and will increase.

These factors will influence the growth in FiOS, we will be more. 81% in 2010 to 2016, we estimated 49% increase from Verizon FiOS and broadband penetration of broadband subscribers expect, despite the Trefis community projects during the same period from 63% to 86% from a foot to help enhance our respective $ 31.69 price estimate.

Frontier Communications Corp., Comcast is a competitor, such as marginalizing the company, its FiOS cable TV customers to Oregon and Washington is planning a massive degree of navigation.

Rates for standard cable plans will increase 46 percent or more - as a result of the Border by the cable networks that rate hikes, said.

Who set the prices with the higher rates once the border agreements with FiOS TV customers will be affected. However, the contract expiring contracts for customers, without customers, and who, will be straight rate hikes.

46 percent increase - for example, the standard monthly cost of the Border, 220-channel package will increase $ 95 from $ 65 a month. Higher rates of new customers for clients without a contract for services, and kicked in on Monday February 18 start of the current.

DIRECTV satellite service - customers other than the border, will offer a more affordable option. DirecTV for FiOS video services company who, action, or add the border of customers, for the rest of 2011 will get free satellite TV service ($ 63 a month and then pay) says.

However, in contrast to FiOS TV, cable, DirecTV carries the Portland Trail blazers games, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, does not offer. And local government meetings and civic events, and education channels is not covered.

However, the rate of navigation on the prices of cable TV competition, there is no evidence in the Portland worked to encourage the local cable TV service regulators, such as a shock to come. The rates of new Border regulators that the market prices of FiOS, Comcast's $ 30 a month have passed since.

"This is essentially a white flag and surrendered in a speech-to-head video competition's," David Olson, the director lamented Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission.

Verizon, offer cable TV service started three years ago, but the Northwest Frontier operations sold last year.

This time, the local regulators in the company engaged in negotiations with cable networks that can not be, has expressed his concern. Border cable TV with limited experience in comparison with the small, Connecticut-based company.

Competition in this market itself is able to control the border, but insisted on. Last September, Chief Executive Maggie Wilderotter border, keeping the prices of the company that Comcast would be to separate himself, Oregonian said.

that it is out of the Border rates a lot higher this month than in Comcast rate hikes will be. Slightly more than 5 percent of Comcast, $ 63 a month raised rates for the standard package.

This is not clear exactly how the parts of the border here in Washington County and east Multnomah County Oregon service, in a number of cable TV customers. Is the number of tens of thousands - that Comcast to serve Southwest Washington and Oregon is 600,000.

"We, as compared with other providers of such a small problem in that part of our footprint," said Frontier spokeswoman Stephanie Beasly. "They are a very big step already döşədik customer can."

This story can not be all, Fred Christ, the Washington County Metropolitan Area Communications Commission to regulate cable TV policy and regulatory affairs manager, said.

"Programming costs in the industry more than it has. Any one can figure out quite how many more we do not know yet, there are." He said. "Developer of business if you are trying to run down the border, until they jack the rates?"

Border Beasly, in accordance with its FiOS Internet service and phone service will not increase rates for. The company will continue negotiations with the companies of the cable programming costs. The company hopes to offer a better service in future.

"This is also true to a serve, so we have opportunities and are looking at options to provide our customers get the best product," he said.