I think Qubox and a few other hit the nail on the head. I don't have Fios... Actually I am an engineer for a small triple play provider in Kansas. I was able to pull some strings and get Funimation on our system (being an anime lover myself). At first it was great, but after a while... .. . The repeats are maddening!!! In this day and age most people have a DVR, there is no need to repeat episodes so often. I actually just saw the notice tonight... Yea... that is how long it has been since I've tuned in. I love the channel, but I swear a team of monkeys is in control of the scheduling.
I fully support and feel for those of you on Fios, but hopefully Funimation will take this as a wake up call as well. Work on your scheduling. The content is great, just fix how often you have repeats and maybe people will stay tuned in longer.
Side note, the price for the channel is nothing compared to ESPN and their BS, but it is still higher than some of the other pud channels that people can randomly flip through. Fix the scheduling and maybe people will stay locked onto the channel longer. (something I had to beg the uppers to look past... just to give the channel a chance.)
At this point the only thing Funimation could do to stay on Fios without a huge (by huge I mean HUGE) uproar form the viewers is to lower their price. And I am sure they are well into negations on that. The truth of the matter is that Verizon is a bigger company than Funimation and will do what ever they can to push for lower rates when it comes time to renew contracts. DTV and Dish network do stuff like this all the time. (A few years ago one of the big sat providers had a battle with a big content provider over prices and blacked out every one of the channels for close to a month until they were able to negotiate a price.)
I hope the Fios thing works out because that will be a huge revenue hit for the channel and most likely impact those of use who will still have it. (for now)
Good luck and very interested to see how things progress,