The answer is yes
I just got a message on my cblstb saying they were openning free access 7-9pm eastern for 4 HBO channels, hbo, hbow, hbo-hd, hbow-hd
Unfortunately, it appears that HBO will only be showing taped highlights of the event in a 2-hour prime time slot. Too bad they aren't broadcasting the entire celebration live, similar to what networks like MTV and VH1 have done when they've broadcast day-long major charity concerts.
NEW YORK, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- This Sunday (Jan 18), Verizon FiOS TV will provide all of its subscribers free access to HBO's exclusive live broadcast of the "We Are One: The Obama Inauguration Celebration" concert from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
FiOS TV subscribers -- whether they subscribe to HBO or not -- can see the HBO pre-inaugural special on channels HBO East on 400, HBO HD on 899, HBO West on 401 and HBO West HD on 901 at 2:30 p.m. EST and 11:30 a.m. PST.
"We're pleased and honored to have the opportunity to allow our FiOS TV subscribers to enjoy this exciting, star-studded celebration of history in the making," said Shawn Strickland, vice president of FiOS products for Verizon.