Rockville to Build FiOS

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The Rockville, Md., mayor and City Council Monday night (June 9) voted unanimously in favor of an agreement for Verizon to begin construction of its fiber-to-the-premises network in the city this fall. This all-fiber network is the foundation for Verizon's FiOS Internet and TV services, which currently are available in Montgomery, Prince George's, Howard and Anne Arundel counties. Verizon and Rockville still must negotiate a franchise that would authorize Verizon to offer cable TV service in the city. The following statement should be attributed to Briana Gowing, assistant vice president of external affairs for Verizon Maryland.

"The city of Rockville has acted in the best interests of its constituents by approving this agreement, which will enable Verizon to bring much-sought competition and the latest in technology to residents.

"Our all-fiber-optic network today offers ultra-fast FiOS Internet speeds and superior FiOS TV picture quality to many neighboring communities, and we're eager to make these wildly popular services available to Rockville residents as well."

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)

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