Verizon plans 150 HDTV channels

Verizon Communications, on the heels of reporting that it now has 717,000 FiOS TV customers, said it plans to double its current HDTV line-up to about 60 channels by next spring, and plans to offer 150 HDTV channels by the end of 2008. The telco, perhaps noticing that cable TV companies are reporting competitive losses--and knowing it must broaden its own revenue horizons--is all-in with its bet on TV services.

Meanwhile, will Verizon be the first telco to deliver 100 Mbps to its broadband customers. Despite Verizon repeatedly saying that threshold is a long way off, the speculation continues.

For more:
- Check out coverage of the HDTV plan in Multichannel News
- Light Reading
reports on the move toward 100 Mbps

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