Verizon reports 4.5 million FiOS Video customers

Thursday, July 19th, 2012
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134,000 FiOS Internet and 120,000 FiOS Video net additions, with continued increased sales penetration for both products; 5.1 million total FiOS Internet and 4.5 million total FiOS Video customers

NEW YORK — Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) today reported a second consecutive quarter of double-digit percentage growth in year-over-year earnings results and significant increases in operating cash flow. Verizon Wireless generated record-high margins and strong operational results, and Verizon’s Wireline segment generated continued increases in revenues from FiOS fiber-optic services and strategic business services.

Verizon added 134,000 net new FiOS Internet connections and 120,000 net new FiOS Video connections in second-quarter 2012. Verizon had a total of 5.1 million FiOS Internet and 4.5 million FiOS Video connections at the end of the quarter.

FiOS Video Subscribers (‘000):

                    6/30/12  6/30/11  % Change
                    -------  -------  --------
Connections           4,473    3,848      16.2
Net Adds                120      184    (34.8)

FiOS penetration (subscribers as a percentage of potential subscribers) continued to increase. FiOS Internet penetration was 36.6 percent at the end of second-quarter 2012, compared with 33.9 percent at the end of second-quarter 2011. In the same periods, FiOS Video penetration was 32.6 percent, compared with 29.9 percent. The FiOS network now passes more than 17 million premises.