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Verizon extends its D.C. FiOS rollout schedule to 10 years

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Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is revising its FiOS buildout plan in Washington, D.C., from nine years to 10 years, which it says is within its rights under a franchise agreement it filed with the D.C. Office of Cable Television (OCT), reports FierceCable. Under the terms of the agreement, it would get a 12-month extension if the service provider did not reach 30 percent video service penetration by Oct. 20, 2013. As of the end of 2013, the telco's FiOS service was available to nearly 80,000 homes and businesses in the district but short of its goal. Read more