A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Broadband of Brothers

The raging war between the telephone and cable companies is just background noise until it comes to your neighborhood. Aberdeen residents have apparently switched over to Verizon FIOS in such large numbers that Cablevision is feeling the pinch. The cable company's sales force is now going door-to-door here attempting to lure their customers back. For example, this afternoon we have Verizon FIOS Retention on the phone upstairs and the cable salesman at the door downstairs. In my case, the FIOS system has been less than satisfactory, so I'm switching back. Cablevision is paying Verizon's early termination fee and giving us a faster, more reliable system at a cheaper price. If you are unhappy with FIOS, I can refer you to my salesman.


  1. I'm still waiting for FIOS to be offered on my block. One interesting point - Huskievision (the school channel) is only offered on Cablevision. As more people move to FIOS, the school district may want to put more resources into broadcasting over the web.

    Keep up the blog. You're off to a great start.

  2. Thanks. I'm having a nice time chatting about living in Aberdeen. I've got a Google alert set up for Aberdeen articles, but most are about Scotland or Maryland. Maybe we need some sister cities?