* Verizon expands FiOS TV availability in Massachusetts
Verizon has begun offering FiOS TV in Lynnfield, Mass., a community of 11,500 north of Boston. Lynnfield joins Woburn and Reading as the first Bay State markets for the company’s new fiber-optic television service, delivered over Verizon’s all-digital, fiber network.
Verizon launched FiOS TV in Keller, Texas last September and began taking orders in Woburn in February. The company also has begun offering the service elsewhere in Texas, as well as in parts of New York, California, Florida, Maryland and Virginia.
* Skype buys VoIP startup
eBay’s Skype is reportedly buying VoIP company Sonorit Holding and its U.S. subsidiary, Camino Networks. The price is 700,000 shares of eBay stock, or about $27 million.
Skype said it is buying the companies for their VoIP engineering expertise. Developers from the companies will work on future versions of Skype.
Camino is a startup specializing in speech processing and coding, as well as IP-based transmissions.
* ARRIS TeleWire Supply to resell BelAir’s wireless mesh line
Bob Puccini, president of ARRIS TeleWire Supply, said, “The BelAir Networks’ wireless mesh portfolio…provides opportunities for our cable operator customers to quickly, cost-effectively and competitively expand their service offerings and their markets with wireless mesh deployments for cities, campuses, resorts, MDUs and business customers.”
* Florida Telephone Services to wholesale VoIP from VoX
VoX Communications has signed an agreement to provide Florida Telephone Services with wholesale VoIP. The new service from FTS will be available to residential and small business customers nationwide beginning in May.