Verizon Announces FiOS Franchises, Launches


Verizon Communications announced two cable franchises in Massachusetts and an expansion of availability in New York for its Verizon FiOS TV service.

In Massachusetts, the boards of selectmen in Andover and Boxford granted the regional Bell operating company cable franchises representing some 14,000 potential households.

FiOS TV is already available in the state in Burlington, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynnfield, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Wenham, Winchester and Woburn.

And in New York, the telco is now taking orders for FiOS TV in the Long Island village of Lynbrook and in the Town of Clarkstown hamlets of West Nyack, Central Nyack and Valley Cottage in Rockland County, joining 25 other communities in the state.