Alexandria, Virginia Wants Their FiOS
Cities neglected by first installation wave a little annoyed...
As we've been exploring
, Verizon has all-but completed their first wave of FiOS deployment with the exception in major cities where they've recently signed franchise agreements. Verizon has made it clear they want to pause for a while and market the service more heavily to markets where they've installed the fiber to the home service. Cities that were left out of this initial wave (like Baltimore
) are of course left wondering when and if they'll see the upgrades.
According to the Washington Business Journal
, Alexandria, Virginia is another city that's been overlooked by the Verizon FiOS fairy. City leaders expected to see FiOS deployment shortly after signing a new phone franchise agreement with the company, but network upgrades never arrived. Verizon meanwhile is telling the city they don't know if that will change any time soon:
After Euille inquired about when Fios could move forward in the city, Robert Woltz, Verizon's president for Virginia, sent a response that was dated Feb. 18 but received by the city March 9, explaining that Verizon had enough agreements in place to meet its goals for national deployment. "As a result, we will not be able to add the city of Alexandria to our existing portfolio, and at this point, I do not know when that will change," the letter read.
Verizon of course is in the midst of a massive company refocusing
that involves selling off (and neglecting
according to unions and regulators) a lot of unwanted copper-based DSL and landline markets. Instead, Verizon's focusing on filling in the FiOS gaps with LTE wireless broadband service, which of course raises a lot of questions about the other 50% of Verizon's copper-based network that has yet to be upgraded. Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg has publicly stated he'd like to see FiOS adoption rates hit 40% before deciding on the next wave of FiOS deployment.
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|reply to sonicmerlin |
Re: DSLPrime has a great article about this:
said by sonicmerlin:What is the average tax rate in Sweden? All of those "free" services are costing somebody something. And those costs have to be recovered somewhere.
And your jab at the "socialist state" is so idiotic it makes me sick. Places like Sweden provide free education and free healthcare, has a much lower level of national debt than we do, and yet still provides their citizens with much better broadband than us.
~Oh Lord, why have you come
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actions · 2010-Mar-10 7:40 pm · (locked)
|reply to Bob61571 |
Re: Alexandria should start talking about
Sue, lobby politicians to pass laws preventing it, then hire think tanks to argue that city-built fiber kills household pets.
actions · 2010-Mar-10 2:40 pm · (locked)