The better question is how long ago did the resident that wanted FiOS request it and how long ago did they move? It could have been several years ago and now just VZ wanting access- they should be told "no" you are not coming in.
Um, no. There is Telco facilities in some buildings, denying them access to upgrade/maintain is illegal. The landlords are simply trying to extort more money out of VZ to gain access to existing stuff.
Imaging you owned a building, and it had VZ stuff in it to service your residents, well you've now signed a sweetheart deal with the cable company 10-15 years later. VZ comes and say hey we need access to upgrade our stuff, and you deny them access as that would mean your residents wouldn't use the cable company you get a kickback from. So you say yea sure VZ you can have access if you pay me x. VZ refuses and so your residents unable to even get their existing services repaired go to the cable co, thinking VZ is BS'ing them for all their services.
There is a difference between maintaining and upgrading. It is not the property owners fault VZ waited all this time to "upgrade". They are still able to obtain access to maintain and that is what the property owner wants; them to maintain it. Their network does NOT depend on installing FiOS or even upgrading to it. FiOS should be a service that is NOT forced onto the customers. And you do realize that FiOS doesn't get "repaired" as current services. It's all digital VoIP the same as Cable. Nothing to repair but many the Ont which is rare.
This is certainly the problem where I live. My building's management company has come kind of long term deal with Comcast so even though FIOS can be installed were stuck with Comcast. I had FIOS in the building I was in before I moved and I never had a problem. I'd love to have FIOS again because althought Comcast's TV services are 99% reliable, I have to power down my Comcast router several times a week because my internet slows to a trickle. Luckily, I'll be buying my own place next year so I won't have to deal with Comcast anymore.
that's precisely what happened in my building in Brooklyn - until our co-op board got their shit together and leaned on the landlord (who owned the other 40% of the units) we couldn't get anything installed. A carrier has every right to access their own equipment. END OF STORY. -- The human mind ordinarily operates at only ten percent of its capacity the rest is overhead for the operating system. Nicholas Ambrose