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Verizon’s FiOS Quantum TV Tunes In SoCal

Verizon Communications’ new top-shelf FiOS Quantum TV packages debuted this week in several cities and towns in Southern California, including Cerritos, Culver City, Hermosa Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Oxnard, and Palm Desert, among others.

Verizon’s FiOS Quantum TV tiers are centered by the Arris-made Verizon Media Server, a whole-home DVR with six tuners and 1 terabyte of DVR storage that can be paired up with client devices on the home network. The Premium version of FiOS Quantum TV ties together the functions of two VMSs, giving customers access to 12 tuners and enough storage to record 200 hours of HD video. The Premium-level set-up allows customers to watch or record up to ten shows at once. The Enhanced FiOS Quantum TV tier uses just one VMS.

According to current pricing, the Premium tier runs an extra $32 per month, while Enhanced goes for $22 per month. Monthly lease fees vary based on the number of TVs supported in the subscriber’s home.

Following the debut of FiOS Quantum TV in Dallas and Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pa. in early April, Verizon has also rolled out the new tiers in Philadelphia; Delaware; Tampa; Maryland; Virginia; and Washington, D.C. Verizon expects to phase it into all other FiOS TV markets over the next few months.

Verizon added 57,000 FiOS Video connections in the first quarter of 2014, versus 169,000 in the year-ago period, extending its total in the category to 5.3 million subs.