Verizon Communications has filed a lawsuit against Time Warner Cable in the U.S. District Court of Southern New York claiming false advertising by the cable TV company. Verizon says that in Time Warner's ads, the cable TV firm insinuates that Verizon's FiOS broadband TV service requires a satellite dish, as well as other false suggestions. Verizon is seeking an injunction to stop the ads, as well as unspecified monetary damages. I don't know if false advertising lawsuits have been common in the cable TV business, but as telcos and cable TV firms competitively jaw at one another over TV customers, the cable guys should get used to the lawsuit as a commonly-used competitive weapon in the telco arsenal.
- see this story at Multichannel News
- Verizon recently began its analog-to-digital transition for FiOS. Verizon report