Well.. Here's an encouraging update for folks in my neighborhood..
Verizon sent a letter in the mail stating they are needing permission to access the back of the premises at my house to install FiOS. As I explained earlier in the thread, my house sits in a section of property along with others that doesn't let Verizon get to the utility poles unless we allow entry to them.
According to the letter, they intend to begin construction on 2/27/2013.
Not that I have the itch to get FiOS anymore given my continued success in getting Cablevision double-play promo deals, but if I ever get the urge to tell CV to fuck themselves I will actually have an option to exercise if/when I do so.
Soooo.. People of Castle Hill in the Bronx.. You may soon get this letter in the mail after all. Good luck