If you have both Comcast Cable TV + Comcast Hi-Speed Internet, your monthly Comcast bill is undoubtedly north of $100/month. If you have digital cable or have a shiny new plasma TV with HD, your Comcast bill is probably something like $180 every month.
Do you realize that’s $2,160/year!?! Are you getting your money’s worth? If some guy shows up to your doorstep and asks for $2,160 for ANYTHING, I bet you’d be demanding enough to make sure you really got everything you deserve.
You may have noticed Verizon trucks blocking traffic in different parts of town over the last several months. They’re not repairing damaged lines or anything like that. They’re spending billions of dollars re-wiring the whole town with fiber-optic cable so that they can deliver fiber optic TV services to every house that wants it — including yours.
Basically, you can get *super-high-speed* internet services — about 5 faster than Comcast, just with the cheapest Verizon FiOS Fiber Optic Internet Service. Which means you can really share the internet connection with everyone in the house and have internet phone lines (called VoIP) *and* have everyone use it at the same time — but no one will ever notice the difference. It’s that fast.
Now, Verizon has announced that it has started to sell TV services, called Verizon FiOS TV – yes, your telephone company wants to sell you television services – which compete head to head with the cable provider. What do you get? Super cool features that are now available only because fibre optic cables can carry more data than regular cable tv cables. It’s a lot of techno-super-babble involved, but basically, you get more than Comcast – they have DVR services so you don’t need a Tivo anymore, they have more HD channels for the plasma you just bought, and they basically bundle their super-high-speed internet service with the FiOS TV service if you want.