Telcos have sometimes been accused of avoiding low-income markets and neighborhoods in their TV service rollouts. This week, however, Verizon forged a deal giving it exclusive access to sell FiOS TV and related services to public housing buildings in Yonkers, N.Y. The arrangement with the local public housing authority covers 2,029 apartments in 18 buildings.
The telco has begun extending fiber to the apartment buildings and plans to have coverage extended to all the residents by the end of this year. However, it was not yet clear what Verizon's pricing would look like.
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Verizon started its New York City FiOS launch this summer
Verizon landed 263,000 TV customers in the first quarter of 2008