Verizon Strikes Deal to Bring Fios Service to DC

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Verizon Strikes Deal to Bring Fios Service to the District

By Mike Musgrove
Washington Post Staff

The District and Verizon Communications have reached an agreement that would bring the company's Fios service to the city.

Eric E. Richardson, director of the D.C. Office of Cable Television, said the agreement requires approval by the mayor's office and the D.C. Council, a process that could be completed "by the end of this year." Still, it may be some time before consumers get the service.

Verizon's Fios network delivers high-speed Internet access, telephone and television service through fiber optic cable. Verizon could not have delivered television service through such a network without reaching a cable franchise agreement with the city.

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