Texas PUC OKs Verizon FiOS Franchises

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Texas' Public Utility Commission Friday approved the state's first statewide franchise for telco video service.

Verizon had filed for franchises in 21 communities under the state's new franchise law, the first of its kind in the country.

Verizon says it will have its FiOS TV service deployed in 400,000 households by the end of next year.