More Fla. Sun for FiOS TV


Verizon Communications launched its Verizon FiOS TV service to 4,000 households in north Sarasota County, Fla., Wednesday.

The regional Bell operating company began taking orders for its fiber-optic TV services in an area of the county it refers to as Sarasota Northside, bordered by University Parkway to the north, to neighborhoods in the vicinity of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, and then running laterally from the coast to areas south of Lakewood Ranch Boulevard.

This area also serves portions of south Manatee County, where the telco has been selling its FiOS products to more than 6,000 households since February.

Verizon now has video franchises covering approximately 3 million households in nine states and more than 100 franchise areas.