Verizon Plans Internet Video Service for Non FiOS TV by Next Year

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This is a guest post by Roxanne Peterson, who excels in writing articles related to web designing & SEO. Verizon internet has made some pretty big fans recently. The company’s FiOS system, which delivers astonishingly fast connection and download speeds to its users, has long had a video on demand service available for both smartphone and PC users. Now the company is trying to walk one step further and deliver the same service to everyone on its network, whether they have FiOS or not.

The idea is planned to launch next year (2012), when , if the world doesn’t end as planned, we’ll probably see similar offerings from plenty of other cable and internet companies. So the big question is – will it work?Verizon internet presumably wouldn’t be doing this if they didn’t think it would work, though the company has either not thought out one or two rather key issues, or has a secret ace up its sleeve that no one has heard anything about. The first problem is capping. Even if a non FiOS connection had the speed to stream video on demand in this way, the amount of data that would involve could conceivably hit caps on fair use pretty quickly.It depends on how the system is actually going to work. Verizon may have to piggyback on an already overworked backbone cabling system to deliver their video on demand service to Verizon internet customers that don’t already have FiOS. That’s going to cause issues for all the non-Verizon networks on the same backbone, which is where the possibility of capping becomes a real problem.

The second issue, tied up with the first, is simple overcrowding. The more high speed internet use there is over a non FiOS highway (remember FiOS is fibre optic and so capable of taking a lot more data through its core), the more clogged the non FiOS systems will become. Bear in mind also that if Verizon offers video on demand to non FiOS customers then the reasons to get FiOS (apart from its stupendous top speed) start diminishing.

That said, Verizon’s plan is a clear attempt to think outside the box for once and offer services to regular internet connection owners as well as the people who use hardcore cable connectivity at the highest speeds. And Verizon’s on demand services are certainly impressive enough for all its customers to want access to them.

The current Verizon internet on demand video service gives access to an average of 30,000 video titles every month. This content can be viewed on TV, on PC and on wireless mobile device.

The cross application of technology use continues with Verizon’s segueing of the net with a normal digital TV – where Verizon FiOS users are now able to enjoy their favourite social networking sites on screen. Presumably the social networking sites will start playing up to that with even more interactive features, so it will become even easier for the viewer to interact both with the TV and with his or her friends – a sort of global “in your sitting room” TV watching experience.

Verizon Internet is clearly trying to lead the way for cable provision and a new era of technological possibilities. If it can really roll out on demand video to non FiOS customers, it will have succeeded.

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1 Phil

It would be interesting to see how well Verizon competes with other companies that are way ahead of them when offering video on demand services to consumers. The mobile TV/Video industry has certainly advanced leaving many consumers hungry for more content to watch. The competition is fierce with the likes of Amazon Instant Video, Xfinity TV, Google TV, HuluPlus and others. But it’s good for consumers in the long run — keeps fees at a low as the bidding war continues to get more customers.

2 Jenna

You were absolutely correct. Social media has popped up on screens across the nation. Shows like Pretty Little Liars has a way to Tweet when you are watching it. People are always sending Tweets about the show as it plays live making it very interactive and more fun for my teens.

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