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Verizon breaks its promise and fails to bring citywide FiOS fiber Internet to NYC

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Jun 2014 22:46 User comments (5)

Verizon breaks its promise and fails to bring citywide FiOS fiber Internet to NYC Verizon has confirmed that it will not be able to stick by its promise of providing citywide fiber Internet to NYC by its stated June 30th deadline.
In 2008, as part of an announcement with city officials, Verizon promised to build " a state-of-the-art fiber-optic network throughout the entire City by mid-year 2014."

The ISP has made its FiOS network available in quite a few neighborhoods, but in many places it does not even offer broadband speeds, sometimes as low as 1.5Mbps in older buildings.

Verizon, according to sources, blamed NYC landlords for blocking construction and also cited Hurricane Sandy as a major issue, with miles upon miles of copper wiring ruined by the flooding. The ISP says it will be a few months late in its requirement to have the fiber lines to "pass all households." That term seems very vague as it does not even require every individual apartment to have access.

New NYC mayor Bill De Blasio blasted the company, saying "there's very clear terms [in the Verizon franchise agreement] that have not been met."

Source:
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5 user comments

19.6.2014 23:46

fiber optic doesn't use copper wire so can't blame sandy for that.

210.6.2014 10:06

Originally posted by ddp:
fiber optic doesn't use copper wire so can't blame sandy for that.
Maybe referring to the need for crews to replace the damaged lines resulting in less time/manpower for the fiber updating?

I don't know; I'm just throwing that out there.

310.6.2014 12:14

i thought of that too but the fact that the article mentions copper wire not phone lines is why i posted.

410.6.2014 13:24

Originally posted by ddp:
i thought of that too but the fact that the article mentions copper wire not phone lines is why i posted.
Ah yeah, that makes sense.

511.6.2014 15:39

FiOS fiber: Use fiber optics in the network backbone and existing copper or infrastructure for residential users.
That explain their low broadband speeds.
NO the real deal:
I pass !

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Jun 2014 @ 15:43

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