TITLE

Don't Weep for Verizon

AUTHOR(S)
Gibbons, Kent
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Multichannel News;12/18/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 50, p72
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the efforts of Verizon Communications Inc. to become a multi-channel video provider. He says that Verizon signed franchise agreements with 248 municipalities and presents complaints to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission when Cablevision Systems Corp. refused to provide its Rainbow Media-owned regional sports channels. He affirms that Verizon is getting the government approvals it needed to build out its network and market against cable and satellite.
ACCESSION #
24978200

 

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