Skip to main content

Verizon Gets Okay to Grow its Virginia Presence

The government leaders of Hampton, Va., recently gave their official go-ahead for a 15-year franchise to Verizon to build out the telco’s fiber-optic FiOS TV service and expand to another part of the Hampton Roads region in the east-central sector of the commonwealth.

Already issuing their own respective FiOS stamps of approval were the surrounding communities of Chesapeake, Newport News, Poquoson and Virginia Beach (with Portsmouth still pending). Some isolated sections of Northern Virginia about 100 miles due north of Richmond are already receiving Verizon FiOS services.

Verizon FiOS is supplying between 25 and 30 HD channels in most of the areas it’s currently serving. The Hampton Roads region will start with 27 HD venues, according to the telco.

Verizon also recently got the official okay from the nation’s largest DMA, New York City, to build out its FiOS service there as well.