As Verizon prepares to phase out
the final analog channels in its New York market later this month, it's not wasting any time stringing FiOS TV to more of the Empire State. Yep, folks camped out in Roslyn Estates on Long Island are one step closer to having access to the fiber-based TV service. Earlier this week, the Roslyn Estates Board of Trustees granted a video franchise to the company -- which claims to be one of the few carriers out there that doesn't compress its HD feeds
after receiving them from networks -- and pending a review by the New York State Public Service Commission, service should be rolled out in the not-too-distant future.
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