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Verizon will apply some more competitive pressure to Bright House Networks as it rolls out its FiOS TV service to about 21,000 people in Temple Terrace, Fla., a city northeast of Tampa.

Temple Terrace marks the first area in the state to see Verizon's video service. Verizon expects to offer FiOS TV in its other Florida service territories sometime next year, including parts of unincorporated Manatee County.

The telco is also negotiating franchises with Hillsborough County, the city of Tampa, Pasco County, Sarasota County, the city of Sarasota, and Venice. If all are approved, FiOS TV would become available to 133,000 additional Tampa Bay homes, Verizon said.

Verizon launched video service in Keller, Texas, in Sept., and introduced it in Herndon, Va., last month.

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