Verizon expands FiOS footprint in California, Massachusetts communities

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is expanding its FiOS service in six California cities in the Coachella Valley area and in Holbrook, Mass.

In California, Verizon has expanded its Fiber to the Premises (FTTP)-based FiOS service to 52,000 homes and 3,000 businesses in Bermuda Dunes, Coachella, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta and Palm Desert.

However, if you don't live in the current deployment footprint in Coachella Valley it looks like you won't be getting it anytime soon.

Verizon spokesman Jon Davies told The Desert Sun that "We don't have any plans to expand (to the rest of the Coachella Valley) at this point," said spokesman Jon Davies.

Up East in Massachusetts--a state where the dominant video provider is Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA)--Holbrook Board of Selectmen on Tuesday approved Verizon's video franchise.

Like its California deployments, Verizon has been selective about where it's launching FiOS service in Massachusetts. With the addition of Holbrook, Verizon now has 110 Massachusetts communities where FiOS is either available or soon will be.

For more:
- The Desert Sun covers the Calif. deployment
- see the Massachusetts release

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