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According to my sources the FIOS network is being built in Manhattan in a few locations, with more offices expected to be seeded next year. In fact it is presently available for buildings fed from their E56th St Central office. It is very slow going because, unlike in the suburbs, this has to be done building by building in an urban area like Manhattan, and negotiations to gain the right of entry from building owners can be very tedious. If you live in NYC (especially around E56th St) and want to get FIOS it is absolutely critical that you let your landlord, condo-board, etc. know that you want this technology allowed into your building.

If you have a specific building in mind, send me a PM and I will see what I can learn for you.
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Verizon is now taking orders for FiOS TV service in the Long Island village of Lynbrook, and in the Town of Clarkstown hamlets of West Nyack, Central Nyack and Valley Cottage in Rockland County
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http://www.newyorkbusiness.com/news.cms?id=14857

By a unanimous 48-to-0 vote, the City Council okayed a new cable television franchise law Wednesday - paving the way for Verizon Communications to negotiate a franchise with the Bloomberg administration.
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Hey Verizon, we STILL need YES HD!!!!
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and FSNY, and MSG (SD&HD). Local NHL action starts tonight and I'm going to have to switch over to Cablevision to watch the games (during breaks in the Mets game, of course).
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Just got word from a CSR that Versus (OLN) will be available on FiOS-TV 10/31, No word about HD.
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Just got word from a CSR that Versus (OLN) will be available on FiOS-TV 10/31, No word about HD.

The date was alittle off. They added Versus this weekend - channel 306.
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Any word on YES HD for next season Ken?
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Any word on YES HD for next season Ken?

Nothing. I can't even get a good idea on MSG & FSNY SD! They just keep saying they're in negotiations. I hope you're continuing to bug them, too. We need to stay on them to prove demand.
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Ken I call them every week on that. I really don't understand the rationale of carrying the SD version and not the HD side. It must be 2 different contracts, but it's hard to believe it would be negotiated that way.
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Yes, whether it's cable, satellite or FiOS, SD and HD carriage of channels are usually two separate contracts.
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I attended the digital life convention yesterday and spoke with verizon, and they confirmed suspicions that manhattan could see Fios late 07 in to 08.

He also mentioned that apartment buildings will not exactly get the fiber to the premises. The fiber optic line will end at the beginning of the building and then change to coaxial cable.

So it's basically the same as what TWC has in the city now.
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I attended the digital life convention yesterday and spoke with verizon, and they confirmed suspicions that manhattan could see Fios late 07 in to 08.

He also mentioned that apartment buildings will not exactly get the fiber to the premises. The fiber optic line will end at the beginning of the building and then change to coaxial cable.

So it's basically the same as what TWC has in the city now.

This is the typical misinformtion that you get from talking to people at things like this.

A) FIOS is already available in certain portions of NYC
B) FIOS will be available in additional portions of NYC in 07 and will continue to expand year over year
c) One possible configuration of MDU deployment is to demarc the fiber in a telco closet on the floor or basement.......however, the preferred deployment is to bring the fiber directly into the living unit. It all depends on the property owner and the layout of the building. Most of the MDU deployments so far in NYC ( a high majority) have been fiber right into the Living unit.
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I work for Verizon and the company seems to be non-stop with Fios. All overtime and money is being spent on Fios. Fios TV is also getting approval in many places at a fast rate. I believe it will be starting in Brooklyn soon as they are asking employees to shift around. I cant wait to get it in my area and it seems Brooklyn might be good to go in majority of the places towards the end of 2007. I hope.
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Purchase FiOS TV before Nov. 7, 2006, install it before Feb. 15, 2007, and get two free months of Premier Package

Eligible customers can call their local Customers Sales & Service Center or 1-877-4-FiOS-TV.
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Eligible customers ...

Wish I was.
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Lastest NY FiOS TV additions -

Parts of Greenburgh in Westchester County

Rockand County - Town of Clarkstown hamlets of New City, Congers, Bardonia, Nanuet and Rockland Lake
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Lastest NY FiOS TV additions -

Parts of Greenburgh in Westchester County

Rockand County - Town of Clarkstown hamlets of New City, Congers, Bardonia, Nanuet and Rockland Lake

And some of you guys don't work for Verizon......
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Does anyone know whether Verizon has made their plans for FIOS known? I am interested in plans for Berkeley Heights (Union County) especially the 908-490-XXXX exchange, which seems to be a Plainfield substation. I have asked Verizon CS several times but the standard response seems to be "Don't call us, we will call you )
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FYI, SNY-HD should be on the system within the next couple of days. Channel 815. Too bad we missed Mets season, but we're making progress!
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Ken, any news about YES HD? I would think that can't be too far behind SNY-HD.
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Ken, any news about YES HD? I would think that can't be too far behind SNY-HD.

Nothing yet, Ken. I'll post whatever I hear.
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I got the hookup. Best prices for Fios TV/Internet/Phone.

Message me.
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MSG and FSNY finally! Nothing mentioned about HD for the NY RSNs. Baby steps, but progress is progress.

The agreement includes distribution rights for MSG Network, FSN New York, FSN New England and for FSN New England's high-definition programming. Verizon will also carry Rainbow's national networks -- AMC, WE tv, IFC and fuse, along with its original on-demand networks, Mag Rack and sportskool

http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-b...,3637691.story

The press release was posted here yesterday in the FiOS master programming thread
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FYI, SNY-HD is finally live. Its been in the guide for over a week, but there was no signal. Instead, there was a "call to subscribe" message. They finally worked it out. Needless to say, the programming is light in the baseball off-season, but if you like thier programming, you'll like it more in HD.

Great to hear about the RSN deal. Hopefilly it includes the HD channels.
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is verizon putting all their simulcast digital stations on 5C encryption, requiring an STB at every TV set, or can we use our cable ready tuners to tune non-encrypted channels?

also, do they support cable card?

i'm putting in FIOS internet tomorrow but will not convert my cable TV if they are forcing me to add STB's in every room to get digital version of SD channels.
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is verizon putting all their simulcast digital stations on 5C encryption, requiring an STB at every TV set, or can we use our cable ready tuners to tune non-encrypted channels?

also, do they support cable card?

i'm putting in FIOS internet tomorrow but will not convert my cable TV if they are forcing me to add STB's in every room to get digital version of SD channels.

There are analog channels you can get without a box. You can also get a cable card.
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Great news!! YES HD has just been added to the FIOS channel lineup!
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Okay, that takes care of baseball season (and a little basketball), but how about hockey season?!
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Okay, that takes care of baseball season (and a little basketball), but how about hockey season?!

Rest assured, Mr Dolan will drag that out as long as possible.

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