Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
Verizon began taking orders for their new video service in Keller, Texas this week. The new video service uses their fiber optic network. While this may seem unimpressive to some, please keep in mind this is a large company entering into a new market. Southwestern Bell Communications (SBC) is next so it’ll be fascinating to watch what happens in Texas as the big boys duke it out.
Both Verizon and SBC supposedly use a derivative of Microsoft TV. I’ve heard Verizon is using a custom version of Foundation Edition and SBC is deploying our IPTV Edition product. I don’t know if either is true but if they are, and are anything like the demos I’ve seen, sign me up!!!