Verizon launched its FiOS TV service to 122,000 households in Indiana, including Fort Wayne, New Haven and Huntertown.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed the new statewide franchising law in March of last year that led to Verizon gaining a TV franchise from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission in December. Verizon’s fiber-to-the-home video service is now available in certain areas of 12 states.
Last month, Verizon announced that it had nearly half a million FiOS TV subscribers and one million FiOS Internet subscribers. At the end of the first quarter, the company offered TV service to more than three million households.
Verizon also announced today that it was close to having franchise agreements in 19 southwestern Pennsylvania cities and towns pending each municipality’s vote on approving the franchise agreements. Verizon is expecting to roll out its TV service in Pittsburg later this year, as it competes with Comcast for subscribers.