- Residents of this Rockland County community are a major step closer to having a real choice for their cable television services, thanks to a vote Monday night (March 12) by the Orangetown Board of Trustees to approve a video franchise for Verizon. The board's vote brings to 29 the total number of New York communities that have approved agreements authorizing Verizon to offer its FiOS TV service.
"This is great news for residents of Orangetown, who now have a new choice for their video entertainment," said Monica Azare, Verizon senior vice president for New York and Connecticut. "Verizon's FiOS TV offers consumers something they've never had before, with incredible pictures and sound clarity and innovative new services - all from a brand they know and trust."
Orangetown joins a growing list of New York communities that are paving the way for competition and choice in the television market. In addition to Orangetown, Verizon has been granted video franchises in Rockland County by the communities of Clarkstown, Nyack, South Nyack, Upper Nyack and Grandview-on-Hudson. Verizon also has video franchises in the Westchester County communities of Irvington, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Tarrytown, Eastchester, Mount Kisco, Elmsford, Port Chester, Tuckahoe and the Town of Greenburgh, and on Long Island in the villages of Massapequa Park, Cedarhurst, Laurel Hollow, Lynbrook, Mineola, East Rockaway, Farmingdale, Valley Stream and Freeport, and the towns of Huntington, Smithtown, Hempstead and Oyster Bay.
As with all local franchise approvals in New York, the agreement between Verizon and Orangetown is subject to review by the New York State Public Service Commission.