Verizon Communications says it is hoping to be offering its FiOS fibre-based video and internet services in New York City in around two months time. The city’s Franchise and Concession Review Committee has given its approval for Verizon to offer video services over its fibre networks, though the carrier must now await the green light from New York’s Public Service Commission. ‘If we can get it before the Public Service Commission for a July decision, I think shortly after that we would be able to turn on that service, Reuters quotes Verizon spokesman John Bonomo as saying. ‘We want to provide choice and competition as soon as possible,’ he adds. Verizon’s FiOS TV offering will see it competing alongside established cable operators Time Warner Cable and Cablevision Systems. Verizon has deployed FiOS networks in major markets across the US and claimed 1.2 million FiOS TV customers and 1.8 million FiOS internet customers at the end of March.