Connecting Your Home
Fairfax County Office of
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010
June 9, 2006
Fairfax County Provides Information to Help Residents Choose Phone, Internet and Cable Services
The communications industry is making significant technological advances that result in more choices for consumers. These new technologies have enabled cable television and telephone companies to offer more than their traditional services. Consumers can now get cable TV, telephone and high-speed Internet from more than one provider. But how do they choose?
The Fairfax County Department of Cable Communications and Consumer Protection and the Consumer Protection Commission are helping residents answer that question. As part of the Connecting Your Home initiative, Fairfax County has produced a brochure and a television show on Channel 16 detailing the offerings of the three major competing providers in the county – Comcast, Cox and Verizon. Additional information also will be posted to the county’s Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cable and www.fairfaxcounty.gov/consumer.
All three providers offer cable TV, telephone and Internet services – often called the “triple play.” By ordering all three services from one provider residents can save money and consolidate their bills. The brochure, television show and Web site information provide an overview of how these three technologies work and where to go to get more information from each company.
The brochure is available at county government centers and libraries or by contacting the Department of Cable Communications and Consumer Protection at 703-324-5930, TTY 711, or 703-222-8435, TTY 711. The television program, “Connecting Your Home,” begins airing on Channel 16 on Friday, June 9, and will air Fridays at 3 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m., Sundays at 1 p.m. and Tuesdays at 10 p.m. The program also will be available on video-on-demand at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cable.