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.
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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.