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Verizon's Fiber-Optic-Powered FiOS Services Available to More Than 55,000 Homes and Businesses in Ventura County - at Attractive Discounts
Apr 21, 2010 (04:04 PM EDT)


Many Residents of Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Oxnard and Port Hueneme Have Access to More HD Channels, Faster Internet Speeds

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventura County residents who have considered upgrading to Verizon FiOS TV and FiOS Internet – the most powerful video entertainment and ultra-high-speed broadband services in the area – should take another look at FiOS. Starting this week, Verizon is introducing new discounts and other incentives for the industry's most advanced home-entertainment and communications triple-play bundles (FiOS TV, FiOS Internet and Verizon Home Phone).

"There's no comparison between Verizon's FiOS and plain old cable TV service," said Tim McCallion, West region president for Verizon. "FiOS delivers more HD channels, more video-on-demand choices, and unique interactive features like Facebook and Twitter on the TV screen – plus faster download and upload broadband speeds at a very competitive price."

Currently, Verizon FiOS services are available to more than 55,000 homes in parts of Camarillo, Newbury Park, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Thousand Oaks and nearby unincorporated areas.  (See city/Zip code listing at end of news release.)

Verizon's FiOS services are available to nearly 1.2 million households and businesses in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura counties.

More HD with FiOS TV

FiOS TV offers more than 580 total TV channels, including 138 HD channels throughout Southern California – more HD channels than Time Warner. And because the service is delivered using a pure fiber-optic network connection directly to the home, FiOS TV's picture-and-sound quality is unmatched.

More Speed with FiOS Internet

Verizon's FiOS Internet offerings feature an unprecedented symmetrical broadband service that provides equal upstream and downstream connections of up to 25 megabits per second (Mbps) and up to 35 Mbps. The two-way-fast speeds transform the user experience for bandwidth-sensitive Web applications like social networking, telecommuting, online multi-player gaming, sharing digital photos and videos, hard drive backups and video conferencing. More speed results in better performance for all connected devices in the home and, unlike some providers, Verizon does not penalize customers for using all the data transmission capacity they order.

More Value with FiOS Bundles

Verizon's bundles of FiOS service begin with more than 40 HD channels with FiOS TV Prime HD, up to 15 Mbps downstream and up to 5 Mbps upstream FiOS Internet and FiOS voice service for $99.99 a month. With a guaranteed rate for 24 months, subscribers will save $240 over regular prices.

Customers also have the choice of a variety of other bundles, with a wide selection of premium content, as well as FiOS Internet speeds of up to 50 Mbps downstream and symmetrical speeds of up to 35 Mbps.

Customers who sign up online for any FiOS bundled packages will receive an additional discount of $5 a month for the same 24-month plan, for a total of $120 in additional savings.

As an added incentive, new FiOS TV customers can either receive a free multi-room DVR, HD DVR or access to one of several premium movie channel packages – free for six months. Total savings off regular prices for these triple-play bundles can add up to as much as $497.94 over two years.

For families interested in more Spanish-language channels, Verizon has launched the La Conexion FiOS triple-play bundled package, which includes TV, up to 15/5 Mbps FiOS Internet and Verizon phone service starting at $89.99 per month with a two-year agreement.  FiOS TV's La Conexion triple-play bundle provides customers with more than 175 music, sports, movie and local channels, including Telemundo, Univision and Telefutura.  Additionally, the package includes the best in-language family programming, including Disney En Espanol and Discovery Familia.

All double- and triple-play bundles are available with a 24-month service agreement that guarantees rates will not change during the two years.  Customers also have the option to sign up for month-to-month plans that do not require a minimum term agreement.

For complete information on FiOS bundles click here.

FiOS: More Than Just TV, Internet and Phone

FiOS TV customers also receive many added benefits that are included in their service at no additional cost. For example, subscribers to FiOS Ultimate HD and Extreme HD triple-play bundles provide free access to thousands of Verizon Wi-Fi hot spots at coffee shops, hotels, airports and other locations nationwide. FiOS TV includes a library of 18,000 video-on-demand titles (70 percent of which are free), including 2,800 of which are HD, and an advanced interactive media guide that supports unique on-screen interactive social-networking, news, shopping and entertainment widgets.

In addition to allowing families to view, record, pause and rewind programming on up to three TVs in the home at the same time, the Home Media DVR comes bundled with Media Manager software that lets users access content on their home computer from their TV and watch online videos from blip.tv, Dailymotion and Veoh on a big screen.

FiOS is available in all or parts of the following communities and ZIP codes: Camarillo (93010, 93012), Newbury Park (91320), Oxnard (93030, 93033, 93035, 93036), Port Hueneme (93041), Thousand Oaks (91360, 91362, 91361).

To check FiOS service availability, consumers can visit www.verizon.com/bundles or call 1-888-GET-FIOS; small businesses can visit www.verizon.com/smallbusiness or call 1-877-FiOS-BIZ (1-877-347-7249).

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 91 million customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of approximately 222,900 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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SOURCE Verizon