Montebello signs franchise agreement with Verizon for FIOS television service

(May 2008)

The Village of Montebello has reached a franchise agreement with Verizon to provide fiberoptic television service for Village residents. This service will compete with the service currently provided with Cablevision. Currently, Verizon estimates that 60% of Montebello homes are wired with fiberoptic lines and could receive this service. They plan to have 100% of the homes wired within 5 years. The agreement was signed on May 21st and will need to go before the Public Service Commission in June before customers can begin to receive service.