For folks who had their dreams crushed when Verizon announced its intentions to bring FiOS TV to Wappinger, New York
, but not quite
to Wappingers Falls, take heart. The Dutchess County village has just approved a video franchise for Verizon, meaning that its fiber-based television service is nearly ready for deployment in that area. Unfortunately, there's no telling when the provider will get around to offering service if the New York State Public Service Commission gives the all-important thumbs-up here, but we'd guess it won't be long after Wappinger gets its fill.
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