Comcast launches Xfinity TV in Vt., Verizon yawns

Comcast's new Xfinity TV, Internet and Voice products are being rolled out in Vermont this week, just days after CEO Brian Roberts highlighted them at the Cable Show. The reaction from competitor Verizon? Snore. The telco says its FiOS TV service has been doing the same thing for years.

For the record, Comcat's suite of services expands its TV Everywhere play, XfinityTV.com, and promises an increase in the amount of on-demand and HD content available.

"Xfinity represents the future of our company and it's a promise to our customers that we'll keep innovating," said Mary McLaughlin, SVP of Comcast's Western New England Region. "It also demonstrates our commitment to continually enhance our products and services so our customers can enjoy the best entertainment and communications choices wherever, whenever and however they want."

Verizon, as Karl Bode, in his DSLReports.com story points ou,: telco TV operators have "been more aggressive in adding new features--including incorporating social-media widgets and Internet video functionality into the set top."

For more:
- see this release
- see this DSLReports.com story

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