its FiOS capable networks in the Philadelphia region now have access to 56 new HD channels, raising the total HD channel availability to 86. Philadelphia is home to headquarters. “As a result of this enhancement to the FiOS TV lineup, Verizon is now offering consumers here more HD than both Comcast and RCN offer,” Verizon says in a company statement. The new HD line-up includes Animal Planet, TLC, Science, Smithsonian, CNN, CNBC, Lifetime, Bravo, TBS, History Channel, Weather Channel, USA and SCI FI channels. Verizon is putting on a full court press in Comcast home turf territory, and is heavily marketing both the new HD line-up and their current . Care to guess how many Comcast employees are signing up for FiOS?

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