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April 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In yet another move towards the convergence of the Internet and television, Verizon announced Monday that subscribers of its FiOS fiber-optic broadband service will be able to access YouTube videos via their remotes. It said that it will also allow its three million customers to listen to any of the thousands of radio stations available on the Internet through their TV speakers. Verizon has already included access to Facebook and Twitter on the FiOS service. “Adding YouTube and Internet radio to FiOS TV further expands our customers’ digital home-entertainment world by giving them access to an unprecedented amount of online content on the biggest screen in their home — their TV,” Shawn Strickland, head of consumer strategy for Verizon, said in a statement. “Their TV and Internet worlds seamlessly come together to create experiences cable can’t deliver.”