Verizon opens another front in New York FiOS war

Verizon, already doing battle with Cablevision on Long Island where its pushing FiOS in Nassau and Suffolk counties, today finds out if it can extend its reach into New York City.

The company has a proposal in front of the city's Franchise and Concession Review Committee that's scheduled to be heard today that will take the company into all five boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens. Count Cablevision and Time Warner as Nos. 1 and 2 on its hit list, as the two cable operators currently are top dogs in the Big Apple.

"Verizon plans to offer choice and competition in the traditional monopoly cable TV market to all the residents of the five boroughs of New York City," said Monica Azare, a Verizon senior vice president.
For more:
- Read the story in the Queens Courier