Three More Mass. Franchises for FiOS


Verizon Communications Inc. won video franchises in the Massachusetts communities of Burlington, Winchester and North Reading Monday night.

The boards of selectmen in the three towns will allow the regional Bell operating company to offer its fiber-optic-powered Verizon FiOS TV service.

Verizon said it now has 10 franchises in Massachusetts, covering some 200,000 residents.

FiOS TV is already available in Woburn, Reading and Lynnfield, Mass., as well as other locations in New York, California, Texas, Florida, Maryland and Virginia.