Verizon takes FiOS into Westford, Mass.

Verizon has just added another Massachusetts town to its FiOS roster as it has just lit up Westford, Mass. The town's Board of Selectmen granted the ILEC a 15-year cable franchise. To date, Verizon now offers FiOS TV and Internet to 104 Massachusetts communities.

Under a 15-year license agreement, Verizon has built in provisions to serve the town including: provisions for the network's future growth; financial support and network bandwidth for educational and local town government access channels; and cable TV service to local government buildings to name a few.

Westford, Mass. is a prime target for FiOS. Since the 1990s, Westford itself has become a technology hub with the entry of companies such as Juniper and Sonus. Westford's migration from an agricultural to a technology hub since the 1990s has attracted many upper-middle class residents that not only don't mind shelling out money to purchase multiple bundled services from one provider, but will consume a good deal of bandwidth and programming that comes with a Fiber to the Premises (FTTP)-based connection.  

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