Verizon FIOS video subscribers down 46,000 in 4Q 2018

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 
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NEW YORK — Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) closed 2018 with fourth-quarter results highlighted by strong growth and retention at Verizon Wireless, increased cash flow and momentum leading into the 5G era.

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Total Fios revenues grew 2.5 percent year over year, excluding the impact of the revenue recognition standard. In fourth-quarter 2018, Verizon added a net of 54,000 Fios Internet connections and lost a net of 46,000 Fios Video connections, continuing to reflect the shift from traditional linear video to over-the-top offerings. At year-end 2018, Verizon had 6.1 million Fios Internet connections and 4.5 million Fios Video connections.

Fios Video Connections

                                       2017                        2018
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                    1Q     2Q     3Q     4Q     1Q     2Q     3Q     4Q
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Total ('000)     4,681  4,666  4,648  4,619  4,597  4,560  4,497  4,451
Net Adds ('000)   (13)   (15)   (18)   (29)   (22)   (37)   (63)   (46)

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