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Old 11-28-2010, 05:28 PM
Location: Leesburg, VA
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From DCRTV.com:

11/27 - Verizon's Fios announces that it'll be yanking Hagerstown NBC affiliate Channel 25/WHAG from its cable TV systems serving Washington's western suburbs - including Montgomery, Fairfax, and Loudoun counties. The station will go missing by the end of the year in those areas. WHAG is not carried by any other cable TV systems in the immediate DC metro. Verizon advises its subscribers in affected areas that they can continue to view NBC shows via NBC-owned Channel 4/WRC, the DC station which will soon be owned by Verizon rival Comcast after Comcast's merger with NBC is approved. WHAG, which is owned by Nexstar, will continue to be carried by most cable TV systems in the Hagerstown region, as well as on Dish Network in the DC area.....

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If you read between the lines- it makes sense for the immediate DC suburbs. But if you dig deeper into the story, it means that the areas WHAG serves Jefferson County, Berkley County, Washington County (possibly Frederick County MD) and points west will never ever, ever not ever receive Verizon FiOS in their areas. I take it at one point in time Verizon had plans to service these counties- but this recent announcement (as well as Verizon's departure from West Virginia) means those plans have been shelved.
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