has introduced FiOS TV to consumers in four more communities north of Boston, making a broad range of programming choices and superior picture quality available to nearly 73,000 households in 10 Massachusetts communities.
Hamilton, Stoneham, Wakefield and Wenham join Burlington, North Reading, Lynnfield, Reading, Winchester and Woburn as the first Bay State markets for the company’s new fiber-optic television service, delivered over the only all-digital, fiber network that is being made available, on a mass scale, to millions of individual homes and businesses.
Also, Verizon announced that the boards of selectmen in Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester unanimously approved Verizon’s request for a 10-year cable-TV franchise license to provide FiOS TV in those communities, which have a total of 6,700 households. That brings to 15 the number of communities that have granted cable-TV franchises to Verizon in Massachusetts. The company is currently negotiating with more than 40 other communities in Massachusetts to obtain additional franchises. For more information on the Verizon franchise process in the state, visit www.verizon.com/ma
Verizon launched FiOS TV in Keller, Texas, last September and began taking orders in Woburn in February. The company also has begun offering the service elsewhere in Texas, as well as in parts of New York, California, Florida, Maryland and Virginia.
"FiOS TV gives consumers an outstanding, superior alternative for their video entertainment," said Donna Cupelo, Verizon region president for Massachusetts and Rhode Island. "Customers who liked what FiOS did for their Internet connection will love what it does for their TV. We’ve harnessed the speed and capacity of fiber-based broadband with the power of broadcast to create a revolutionary, new entertainment experience," said Cupelo.
Massachusetts residents who are FiOS TV eligible now have the option to trim their monthly bills by bundling FiOS TV service, FiOS Internet service and the Verizon Freedom Value unlimited calling plan, all for $104.85.