The New York Public Service Commission issued June 20 an order confirming Verizon's video franchises in the Long Island communities of the Town of Oyster Bay and the village of Cedarhurst. The Town of Oyster Bay granted the company a franchise on May 9, and the village of Cedarhurst granted a franchise to the company on May 1. The commission has the authority to review franchise agreements between local governments in New York and cable service providers, such as Verizon, to make sure the agreements comply with statewide rules and regulations. Earlier this year, Verizon began offering FiOS TV to residents in the Long Island communities of Massapequa Park and the Town of Hempstead, as well as the Rockland County communities of Nyack, South Nyack and Upper Nyack. FiOS TV is Verizon's state-of-the-art fiber optic television service, which is delivered via the company's fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network. Verizon currently is bringing fiber connections directly to homes in more than half the states where it offers landline communications services, including more than 150 communities in New York.