a competition to build out fiber services for commercial buildings Commercial buildings don't need any more competition. If needed all the tennants/landlord can get enough money to entice companies to wire up buildings. Residential services are in the shitter! Our apartment complex is being held hostage by Cablevision. They don't let any other company to come in and there's no FIOS. In my apartment, due to the line length, I can't get DSL faster than 768kbit. -- [Sig removed by Administrator: signature can not exceed 20GB]
If Verizon agreed to providing FIOS to NYC by 2014 then they should be held accountable. If Time Warner promised to deliver on their services, they should be heed accountable Last I read, Verizon and Time Warner are not bankrupt and insolvent. NYC is a BIG reflection of one of the biggest issues at hand. City state and Federal concessions to the telcos/service providers and the failure to deliver/adhere to agreements by the telcos/providers. Bloomberg needs to say, either deliver on your agreed to deliverables or face financial penalties. The "courts" need to uphold agreements and not invalidate them just because "someone has been greasing the palms". I know it's just a pipedream for all this to actually happen but hope springs eternal
I had a similar problem with DSL, when I spoke to billing, they would tell me that I was too far to get better service. They told me I was exactly at 18000. Which to me made no sense, since chances are it should be a variable, and I had DSL that the tech side would always tell me it tests like if I was way closer. So I called the back line, and ask that they forced the upgrade, and I am at 7mbps - 10mbps at the moment with no problems.
This article starts out talking about Manhattan (1/5 of NYC) then of the rest of the city. Some parts of the city have other options like RCN. Isn't most of the residential market mostly covered by Cablevision, and Verizon FIOS at the moment, with a smaller part of Time Warner?
I'm on the LES and it's only Time Warner here. Certain buildings have FIOS but Verizon has no intention of wiring whole blocks. Anyone (and this in not directed at you dudeman456) who thinks Manhattan is the exception to the rule, that it is a broadband paradise is sadly mistaken and the issue has been clearly stated above from fellow NY resident MxxCon. Mayor 1% clearly stated his priorities, helping commercial proprieties. Let them screw the residents. SCREW YOU BLOOMBERG.
This is pathetic. Some many other countries are set with several carriers to the home and the so called "Capital of the World" is divided up amongst carriers like Germany was after WWII. In an election year touting how they are pushing technology to make sure the US does not fall behind. Empty promises.