By Rich Nesin, General Manager and Resident Philosopher
According to a recent press release from HomePNA member Bell Canada "BCE reports 2012 second quarter results", the service provider has added 38,477 net new subscribers to its Bell Fibe TV IPTV service this quarter; up from 14,367 net adds in Q2 2011. This represents a 168% increase in total TV net activations year over year for a total of about 160,000 customers.
Equally impressive, Bell’s fiber IPTV footprint now encompasses over 2.4 million households, up from approximately 1.2 million households at the end of Q2 2011.
So what is Bell Fibe TV? It's Bell Canada’s IPTV service. Fibe TV offers 100 HD channels, free Whole Home PVR., apps on your TV, fast channel change and other features delivered to your home through fiber to the home technology (FTTH) and enabled in your home by HomePNA home networking.