Rather than threaten...
I can understand Verizon's frustration as they want remove all copper but there has to be a compromise from everyone at some point!
I'd love FiOS in my building but I don't see it happening any time soon in a rental only. It's not like the owner cares unless they get a nice kickback or freebies. As a renter, I have never been asked about what service I would prefer or if I would even like an option. TWC is in and we have to accept it.
Now, if Verizon wanted to publish a simple list of buildings where they offered FiOS and were refused, at least the residents can look it up. Then the residents can make their own push to press the owners to make the switch. I'd even sign a petition for Verizon to present to my landlord stating I would immediately sign up with FiOS. No anonymous letters, accountability, and a clear message to TWC that we are ready to leave you because of crappy service.
I realize that there are people who rely on POTS and I certainly don't want to take that away from them but there has to be a way where everyone wins.
Well in MDU they have the option to deploy VDSL to the CPE and optical to the distribution point. This is very similar to say AT&T Uverse, but in that case the only construction mod is where they put the ONT. Not sure if that is still the preferred deployment method for sticky sites.
In NYC though there is never a uniform answer. In some cases landlords are "on the take" and some Verizon is not depending upon the anticipated ARPU and where fibre was laid Verizon may be stalling.
And lots of stuff was run though the steam, and since Sandy that has been a mess.
Back in the day we used to have to pay off lift operators (operators union) to get equipment into buildings and the guys at the dock too. Sometimes the IBEW wanted their cut too. Lets just say I had to take lots of "trips around the rotary" to pay off those expenses.
NYC is old world in many respects that way.
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It's relatively easy to move after your lease is up.. plenty of rental units have FIOS in Brooklyn. Although some of the big buildings in north Brooklyn have yet to be wired. Wiring each floor with fiber and adding distribution hubs is a good thing-- using DSL is not (you may want to investigate which is which before signing a lease in a large MDU). Fiber to the floor can allow an ONT to each apt making full speed FIOS available. Using old phone lines usually compromise speeds because DSL technology is used.