Policy

FiOS Wins Biggest Mass. Franchise

12/18/2006 9:00 AM Eastern

Newton, Mass., Mayor David Cohen granted Verizon Communications a video franchise for its FiOS TV service Monday.

The town of 30,000, where Comcast is the incumbent cable provider, is Verizon’s largest franchise to date in Massachusetts.

With the addition of Newton, Verizon said FiOS TV will soon be available to more than 200,000 households in 32 communities in the Bay State.

The company also markets FiOS TV in the Massachusetts towns of Acton, Andover, Belmont, Boxborough, Boxford, Burlington, Dedham, Georgetown, Hamilton, Hopkinton, Ipswich, Lincoln, Lexington, Lynn, Lynnfield, Marlborough, Nahant, Needham, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Swampscott, Tewksbury, Topsfield, Tyngsborough, Wakefield, Wellesley, Wenham, West Newbury, Winchester and Woburn.

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