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Verizon Promises 100% NYC FiOS Coverage By 2014
Though we've seen these kinds of promises before....
by Karl Bode 04:40PM Tuesday Apr 29 2008
After lengthy, closed door negotiations between Mayor Bloomberg and Verizon, the city today announced they've agreed to Verizon's citywide franchise plan. The agreement obviously gives Verizon the green light to offer FiOSTV to NYC residents, while the city gets 5% of revenues -- (a line item bill fee you'll pay, not Verizon). Verizon is promising they'll deliver FiOS to every home in the city by 2014:
quote:
"Our investment in the City is historic, which is reflected in the citywide nature of our plan," Azare said. "When our fiber deployment project is completed it will reach to each and every borough, neighborhood, boulevard, avenue and street, without regard to the demographics of a particular area. More importantly, City residents will be able to take advantage of the power of fiber optics delivered straight to their doors."
Juan Gonzalez of the Daily News has been doing a good job tracking the particulars of the agreement, noting that while there's deployment milestones in place, the specific wording of the agreement allows for the deadlines to be extended or wiggled around with enough lawyer elbow grease. Given Verizon's skill at wiggling out of fiber coverage requirements, you should take any promises with a massive grain of NaCl. Verizon is also proposing a $200 early termination fee, and Gonzalez suggests that Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens residents shouldn't get too excited just yet:
quote:
Verizon plans to offer its FiOS TV service to virtually all Staten Island and nearly 60% of Manhattan residents by the end of this year, according to a copy of the company's proposal obtained by the Daily News. On the other hand, FiOS will be available to less than 10% of Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens this year. Most people in those boroughs won't be able to buy it until at least 2011.
Given these meetings were conducted between Verizon and NYC in private, there hasn't been a shred of real public debate over the agreement, which now needs approval from the city's Franchise and Concession Review Committee and the New York Public Service Commission.

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htin11

join:2000-08-10
Flushing, NY

other boughs

10% for the other boughs? bs
UofMiamiGrad
Premium
join:2001-02-03
Great Neck, NY

Meeting Date of 5/20!

How about including the meeting date of 5/20! It's in the AP story:

The agreement must be approved by the city's Franchise and Concession Review Committee, which scheduled a public hearing for May 20.

1st step of a long process!

PhoenixDown
FIOS is Awesome
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join:2003-06-08
Fresh Meadows, NY
kudos:1

2011 to 2014

At least we have a target to shoot for...
newyorkslick

join:2001-12-19
Rosedale, NY

FiOS is more gooder than TwC

I signed up last week in Rosedale, Queens and I'm lovin it, but it would be nice if they hurried up with the FIOSTV so I can ditch Directv already.

But I'm afraid once all is said and done, not only will all of NYC have FiOS, our bills will double as well. Talk about a FiOS monopoly...

Straphanger
Express is Back
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join:2001-12-08
Whitestone, NY
kudos:2

Re: FiOS is more gooder than TwC

This most likely will not mean lower rates at all, especially with the recent price increases Verizon has rolled out. It's a nice theory to challenge TWC but I still don't think the consumer will win out in the end.
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KrK
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Tulsa, OK

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Only $259.95 a month!

Only $259.95 a month!*

*If you also sign up for other forced bundling services, otherwise normal rate ($329.99) applies.
w1zard

join:2001-12-22
Paradise, PA

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Re: Only $259.95 a month!

Ahhahahaha Verizon promises...worth less than nothing. We here in Pa are still awaiting our promised coverage.
patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
kudos:1

Re: Only $259.95 a month!

You got your coverage years ago. If you call up Verizon right now and order a T3, will they give it to you or say no (regardless of price)?
satellite68

join:2007-04-11
Louisville, KY

Re: Only $259.95 a month!

said by patcat88:

You got your coverage years ago. If you call up Verizon right now and order a T3, will they give it to you or say no (regardless of price)?
»Verizon Vs. Pennsylvania

No, they didn't.
hrickpa

join:2001-06-07
Reading, PA
Reviews:
·Verizon Online DSL
where I live in PA there is a lot of telecom theft (tapping into someone else's phone to get free services). if Verizon is worried about loosing money they need to crack down on people that are stealing or lock their access panels to prevent this.
now I have someone listening in to my phone calls.
NYC Girl
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Bronx, NY

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said by KrK:

Only $259.95 a month!*

*If you also sign up for other forced bundling services, otherwise normal rate ($329.99) applies.
Ha, ha, then TWC will up their speeds to 100+megs and we won't need to switch and will probably be cheaper too!!
hurfy
Premium
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Spokane, WA

I wonder

Did NYC check to make sure Verizon didn't have their fingers crossed when they said 100% or did they say it with an asterisk??

Jovi
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Mount Joy, PA

Is this before or after

Verizon ponies up the billions Pennsylvania gave to them to wire up the state?
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patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
kudos:1

Re: Is this before or after

Verizon did wire PA. All you have to do it call up and order a T3 and you will get your fiber service.
nasadude

join:2001-10-05
Rockville, MD

define "100%"

I'm guessing verizon has (or will have) their own special definition of 100% by the time 2014 rolls around.

tc1uscg

join:2005-03-09
Clinton Township, MI

WGAS

I mean really. Who gives a big RATS a$$? Now, if they said all 10 markets (or whatever ever the small number is, I pulled 1o out of my rear) they are deployed in, then it might just get back page press.
patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
kudos:1

Re: WGAS

28% of Verizon customers can get FIOS. »Re: haha

FIOS is not an employee only or trial of 20 customers. Its real. 28% is a very large amount of work Verizon did.

tc1uscg

join:2005-03-09
Clinton Township, MI

Re: WGAS

That's my point. They have spent BILLIONS on deployment and they haven't even scratched the surface. I mean, look at where they are. NY, NJ. Why not Chicago, Detroit, Ft Worth. LA... The numbers in those places says a lot. They don't seem to be too quick in marketing FiOS in places where "other" providers already have the market nailed down. Heck, AT&T's U-verse will end up catching up and passing number of customers in a couple of years.

Dogfather
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Laguna Hills, CA

I remember Pennsylvania got similar promises

And we know how all that worked out.

Tzale
Proud Libertarian Conservative
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NYC Metro

Re: I remember Pennsylvania got similar promises

said by Dogfather:

And we know how all that worked out.
Yeah, in like 1995!
patcat88

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Jamaica, NY
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It worked great. I can call Verizon and order a T3 tomorrow if I want.

Dread
On course
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Bronx, NY
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Re: I remember Pennsylvania got similar promises

Sweet so all I have to do is wait 6 years!
Sorry Verizon you played the game wrong and lost many customers to your competitors in NYC.
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Dogfather
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Laguna Hills, CA

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said by patcat88:

It worked great. I can call Verizon and order a T3 tomorrow if I want.
You obviously aren't familiar with what Chapter 30 required. T3 doesn't meet the requirements.

Chapter 30 required the speed on their ACCESS LINES and in addition those speeds had to be available within 5 days of customer order which Verizon doesn't do for Tx services.

And they were happy to make the agreement because at the time Bell was planning FTTP but abandoned it »newscenter.verizon.com/press-rel···29607541 . Later on, VZ claimed at ADSL meets the Chap 30 requirements even though it doesn't.

Of course even Verizon isn't silly enough to say that a T3 would comply »www22.verizon.com/about/communit···dex.html and they acknowledge that to this day they still don't comply with Chap 30 by virtue of their loop limitation disclaimers at the bottom of the page. Meanwhile their ADSL DSL services don't meet the Chapter 30 definition of broadband anyway being Chapter 30 defined broadband at 1.5/1.5.

Tomek
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join:2002-01-30
Valley Stream, NY

Till then

TWC wil gladly accept Verizon DSL subscribers hungry for speed and reliable network. DSL in NYC degraded.
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seadone1

@bellsouth.net

Who does the FIOS installations and repairs?

I am a technician in South Florida(former BellSouth territory-now AT&T's).
Who does the installations and repairs for Verizon's FIOS?
Is it done by Union represented techs or non-union represented techs?
Another question-does Verizon use premise techs(from NID to CPE) and facility techs(from NID to C.O.)? Or both?
I am VERY interested in knowing.
THANKS!
Sincerely, fellow Union represented tech in South Florida.

Pathfinder
Dazed Confused
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Mount Vernon, NY

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Re: Who does the FIOS installations and repairs?

In New York FIOS is installed by union techs. One tech does the whole job. We have no BACCSI here.

datguy4

@verizon.net
In the Northeast all the techs recieve the same pay. There are no "premise" only techs or facility only techs.

All the techs are CWA and everybody makes the same top wages. From CO techs (including frame) to cable splicers.

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