Verizon and its FiOS TV service continued to take jabs at its cable TV rivals with today’s press release proclaiming, “More Southern California Consumers Now Can Say ‘So Long’ to Cable as Verizon Expands FiOS TV Availability.”
The telephone company, which launched FiOS TV service in Orange County last year, said today it expanded FiOS availability in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.
The service is now available to residents in Baldwin Park, Hemet, La Puente, San Bernardino, Upland, Glendora, La Verne, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Montclair, Pomona, Thousand Oaks, Yucaipa and unincorporated Los Angeles County.
In Orange County, Verizon offers FiOS in parts of Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Westminster, Garden Grove, Stanton and unincorporated areas. Service is expected to start in Seal Beach next month, while Brea, Dana Point, La Habra, Laguna Beach and Laguna Niguel are named as future sites.
It’s not difficult to offer better service than some cable TV companies. In Orange County, many Time Warner Cable customers continue to complain this week about Internet outages after last week’s massive outage. Time Warner spokesman Darryl Ryan reiterated Tuesday that last week’s issue has been fixed and subsequent outages are unrelated. However, he encouraged subscribers to always call Time Warner’s support line at 888-TWCABLE.
Verizon is very aware of that consumer sentiment. In a statement, Verizon’s local president of sales channel operations Shawne Angelle said, “Verizon is winning customers from the cable incumbents by providing the best, most reliable network available at a competitive price for voice, data and video services.”
Many Orange County readers are clamoring for a cable alternative. While FiOS and AT&T U-verse are available in parts of Orange County, penentration within available cities is unknown and the telecom companies are tight-lipped about availability. Both companies encourage prospective customers to check online:
Verizon FiOS: CLICK HERE
AT&T U-verse: CLICK HERE
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