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BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

1 recommendation

Ridiculous

Verizon is just installing where it will make money. Poor areas that happen to be mostly black/latino likely won't subscribe to FIOS at as great a rate as richer, whiter suburbs. It has nothing to do with race per se, it's all about economics.



JigglyWiggly

join:2009-07-12
Pleasanton, CA

hahaha.
They may not have it in San Francisco, or Pleasanton, or the whole Bay Area, but forgetting Buffalo? THE HORROR


en103

join:2011-05-02

Pleasanton ? Might as well be building it out in Brentwood, CA.



ddg4005
Premium
join:2001-08-22
Bronx, NY
reply to BiggA

said by BiggA:

Verizon is just installing where it will make money. Poor areas that happen to be mostly black/latino likely won't subscribe to FIOS at as great a rate as richer, whiter suburbs. It has nothing to do with race per se, it's all about economics.

You're wrong. Plenty of poor people would sign up for the service and conversely there are many well-to-do families that would not.
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BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

Examples don't trump the overall statistics.



ddg4005
Premium
join:2001-08-22
Bronx, NY

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1 recommendation

said by BiggA:

Examples don't trump the overall statistics.

Explain why Verizon wired less affluent areas in the Bronx first (Williamsbridge and Wakefield) before wiring neighborhoods like Country Club, Pelham Bay, and Throgs Neck (more affluent)? And Riverdale, the richest neighborhood, will be wired last.
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odreian615

join:2006-01-18
Chicago, IL
reply to BiggA

said by BiggA:

Examples don't trump the overall statistics.

The westside of Chicago has been lit up for about a year now with Uverse while At&t skipped some of the higher income parts of the city and surrounding burbs.
/I would think you would get more profit from a 1 mile square full of 200-300apartments than a 1 mile square with 15-30 houses

BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

1 recommendation

reply to ddg4005

Verizon stopped Fios deployment, but they already had a contract with the city of New York for 100% Fios.

As for U-Verse, it's a different technology, and it's very cheap to wire U-Verse for dense apartments, since you could have thousands of customers within 3000 wire feet, versus out in the 'burbs where you'd have hundreds or fewer.