Verizon wants easier sub transfer
March 27, 2008
Verizon Communications said that it asked the Federal Communications Commission to make it easier for consumers to switch from cable providers to video services offered by phone companies.
The move comes amid increasing rivalry between phone companies and cable service providers. Verizon and AT&T offer high-speed Internet and video services that compete with cable, while cable providers sell phone services. Verizon said many cable companies refuse to accept video service cancellations from a new provider, creating extra work and confusion for consumers.