Steve Behrens writes:
Verizon, whose fiber optic video service competes with cable TV in parts of seven states so far, has agreed to carry all freely available local public TV stations. ¶ The deal, announced June 16 by APTS, PBS and the phone company, covers all DTV multicast channels that local stations choose to air, including Create, Explore, PBS Kids Go, PBS HD and stations' other programming. ...
Also see Verizon to Carry PBS Multicast Channels. Link: Broadcasting & Cable.
This deal was negotiated by the Public Broadcasting Service and the Association of Public Television Stations. Disclosure: I'm a former PBS board member and current APTS board member, and represented the latter on the joint committee that worked on this. --Dennis