Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Verizon Seeks Video Franchise in Fairfax County

Verizon has submitted a cable franchise application to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, which is required before Verizon can begin to offer cable services in this county of Virginia. At its Aug. 1 meeting, the board will consider authorizing publication of the proposed franchise agreement and a Sept. 26 public hearing to consider adopting the franchise.

"We have negotiated a strong, fair agreement that paves the way for more competition in one of the nation's most technology-rich markets," said Robert W. Woltz Jr., Verizon Virginia president. "If you were impressed by the changes Verizon Fios Internet Service forced cable companies to make to their cable-modem offerings, wait until you see how Fios TV improves cable competition in the region."

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