Reading Writes Franchise for Verizon


Verizon Communications Inc. received another cable franchise Wednesday night for its Verizon FiOS TV service.

The Board of Selectmen of Reading, Mass., voted unanimously in favor of a franchise for the regional Bell operating company.

The city council of Falls Church, Va., unanimously approved a franchise agreement for Verizon Monday, and the telco launched FiOS TV in Massapequa Park, N.Y., and Woburn, Mass., Tuesday.

Verizon said Reading has more than 23,000 potential viewers.