The Village of Mineola, N.Y., became the seventh Long Island community and the 11th in the state to grant Verizon Communications a cable franchise.
The Village Board of Trustees voted Wednesday night to grant the regional Bell operating company a franchise for its Verizon FiOS TV service.
On Long Island, Verizon already has franchises from the communities of Massapequa Park, Cedarhurst, Laurel Hollow and Lynbrook, as well as the Town of Hempstead and the Town of Oyster Bay. The Rockland County villages of Grandview-on-Hudson, Nyack, South Nyack and Upper Nyack complete the telco’s New York state roster.
Overall, Verizon now has video franchises covering approximately 3 million households in nine states and more than 100 franchise areas.