Verizon and AT&T might be the ones who are hogging the limelight when it comes to IPTV, but don’t take Qwest to be a slouch. The Denver-based micro-Bell is planning to launch video services in many new markets, according to The Denver Post.
The company at present offers either fiber based or copper based TV services in some parts of Colorado, Omaha and Phoenix. It is also upgrading a big chunk of its network, and is also reselling DirecTV to its customers. The report is sketchy on details about which markets it is going to rollout its services. (Tips anyone?)
Qwest’s moves should not come as a surprise: four of Qwest’s six major markets are also services by Comcast, which has been aggressively launching VoIP services. It turned on its VoIP offering in Utah recently. Comcast’s triple play (which could also be triple pay) could become a major migraine for the micro-Bell, which doesn’t have the deep pockets to out-duel the cable behemoth.