Verizon Communications Inc. turned on its Verizon FiOS TV service in more than 33,000 households in Hillsborough County, Fla.
The county granted the regional Bell operating company a video franchise Feb. 1.
FiOS TV is initially available in Carrollwood, Sulphur Springs, Lutz, Oldsmar, Temple Terrace (serving areas of the county around that city), Wesley Chapel, Brandon, Tampa East and neighborhoods around the University of South Florida.
The service had previously been launched in Temple Terrace and parts of southern Manatee County.
FiOS TV is also available in 14 north Texas communities near Dallas; Herndon, Reston and surrounding parts of Fairfax County, Va.; Massapequa Park, N.Y.; Reading and Woburn, Mass; and Beaumont and Murrieta, Calif.