TWC Preps for FiOS NYC Assault
June 11, 2008 12:48 PM
Verizon’s FiOS service is set to launch in New York City this fall, and Time Warner Cable is making a smart move.
It doesn’t sound like much on the surface, mainly a few new tech features, but—more important—letting its cable subscribers lock in price guarantees.
That’s the real killer app in a war that will be won on price.
My friend Bobby in White Plains, N.Y., just dumped her service provider, Cablevision, and its triple-play service. She loved Cablevision’s video, voice and cable modem, but she was sick and tired of the annual price increases.
So as we speak, she’s enduring the daylong FiOS installation, and I can’t wait to hear how she fares.
She made the switch because FiOS is locking in her rate for two years. And that’s the only reason she’s putting up with the grief of making the change.
Anyone else out here who has made the switch to FiOS? How do you like it?
I’d switch in a New York minute, but it’s not available on the spit of sand where we live.