The Verizon FiOS TV
service in Manatee County expanded by 3,300 households and in the Venice and Osprey area to 6,660 households as Verizon began offering its triple-play bundles of Internet, TV and unlimited voice services in Palmetto, Palma Sola, Venice, and Osprey. The FiOS bundles are delivered over Verizon's all-fiber network, directly to people's homes and businesses.
Initially, the majority of the households eligible for FiOS will be in Palmetto, however it's projected to grow to more than 10,000 households in Venice and Osprey by years end. Verizon is projecting that 4,000 more households will be open for service by year-end, with about half of those in the Palma Sola community, as Verizon completes the necessary construction and engineering activities to expand availability. While FiOS has been available to other areas largely in the middle and southern portions of Manatee County, today's announcement marks the first expansion into northwestern parts of the county.