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Verizon partners with Comcast, now offering cable TV "quad-play" bundles

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Verizon partners with Comcast, now offering cable TV
Verizon Wireless acquired 122 AWS spectrum licenses late in 2011 from a JV of cable companies including Comcast, and the partnership between the two has quickly grown. Now, the two companies are ready to launch their new product bundle - wireless, cable-TV, landline, and residential Internet in Seattle and Portland, Oregon.

The marketing effort will continue and spread this year, and by 2013 it’s expected to cover major US markets. Verizon Wireless will promote Comcast’s Xfiiniti in its stores, while Comcast will in turn promote Big Red services on the phone and online.

But the most exciting aspect of the partnership - the new products that the two companies are developing will only show later on. Verizon and Comcast are working on bringing seamless streaming between wireless devices and cable TV.

In the last month, both the carrier and Comcast have been training call-center staff to take calls for the new products and bundles.

"Are we ambitious? Absolutely, we are ambitious," Catherine Avgiris, senior VP and general manager of communications at Comcast said. What do you make of this new partnership - would you be signing up for the new quad-play bundles?

source: Philly.com

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posted on 17 Jan 2012, 08:09

1. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

I smell a monthly fee increase coming soon. I hope the FTC starts regulating data prices.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 09:42

2. mad5870 (Posts: 60; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

what about Verizon Fios? I figured they would of bundled with Fios first.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 14:56

4. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)

I have fios so wtf?

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 11:53 2

3. taddyt (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)

It's too bad for Seattle that Comcast sucks here....too expensive yet rates keep going up (and without notification). Let's hope Verizon brings along a sense of corporate ethics/resposibility.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 08:41

5. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)

Verizon might be a big company but if the people voice their concerns they are typically noted (ie the $2 bullcrap "convenience fee"; i saw nothing convenient about that one at all!)

or we could see a similar change like when Cedar Point purchased Michigan's Adventure. Ticket prices went up, but the rides became better and the park became cleaner.

let's all hope for "better rides" and "cleaner parks" with this acquisition

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 23:19

6. tedkord (Posts: 14133; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

Verizon and ethics are two words rarely used in the same sentence.

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 09:41

7. muncisorul (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

yes indeed

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