Residents of Foxborough, Massachusetts are a major step closer to having a real choice for their cable television services, thanks to a newly approved agreement authorizing Verizon to offer its FiOS TV
service via the most advanced all-digital, fiber-optic network straight to customers' homes.
The Foxborough Board of Selectmen on May 25 granted a cable franchise to Verizon, authorizing video choice for thousands of households here. The board's authorization brings to 107 the total number of Massachusetts communities where Verizon's FiOS TV is or will soon be available.
FiOS TV is the company's advanced fiber-optic television service, with superior picture-and-sound quality, innovative and interactive features, more high-definition programs than cable, and more reliable service at competitive prices.
Verizon's license agreement with the city of Foxborough is for 11 years. The agreement contains provisions for the network's future growth; financial support and capacity for educational and government access channels; cable service to government buildings; and other important benefits to the city, including insurance, indemnification and enforcement protections.