News | June 4, 2007

Verizon Launches FiOS TV In Two More New York Communities

New York - An innovative, reliable and competitive alternative to cable TV is coming to more New York consumers as Verizon expands its FiOS TV service, which is provided on the fiber-optic network straight to customers' homes.

Verizon is now taking orders for FiOS TV in the Rockland County communities of Orangetown and Piermont. The company already offers FiOS TV in more than 70 New York communities through cable franchises that have been approved in White Plains, Rye Brook, Irvington, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Tarrytown, Eastchester, Mount Kisco, Elmsford, Port Chester, Tuckahoe, the Town of Greenburgh, Airmont, Clarkstown, Nyack, South Nyack, Upper Nyack, Grandview-on-Hudson, Massapequa Park, Cedarhurst, Laurel Hollow, Lynbrook, Mineola, East Rockaway, Farmingdale, Valley Stream, Freeport, Williston Park, Huntington, Smithtown, Hempstead and Oyster Bay. Verizon also has been granted franchises by the Town of Haverstraw, West Haverstraw, New Hyde Park, the Town of North Hempstead, North Castle, Bayville, Chestnut Ridge, Mount Pleasant and Sands Point and will launch FiOS TV in these communities soon.

"Residents of Orangetown and Piermont now can join the other New York communities that have been given an outstanding, superior choice for their video entertainment," said Monica Azare, Verizon senior vice president for New York and Connecticut. "FiOS TV will bring something to consumers they've never had before, with incredible pictures and sound clarity and innovative new services — all from a brand they know and trust.

"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 Azare.

SOURCE: Verizon Communications Inc.