Verizon pressured to expand FiOS in New Jersey [telecom]

By Steve Donohue, FierceCable, October 4, 2013

| Verizon (NYSE: VZ) officials defended the company's decision | to halt new construction for its FiOS network this week at | public hearing in New Jersey Thursday, where its statewide | franchise is up for renewal. | | "Verizon has satisfied all of its current franchise | requirements," Verizon attorney William Smith said at the | hearing in Trenton, the state's capital, noting that the | company offers FiOS in 355 municipalities in 19 counties. New | Jersey Board of Public Utilities officials agreed that the | telco has met terms of the franchise it was granted in 2006, | according to a report on local news site NJ Spotlight. | | Verizon announced in 2010 that it would stop expanding FiOS to | new markets and only build its fiber-to-the-home network in | areas where it had already signed franchise deals. Consumer | groups and government officials in several cities have | protested that decision, including Boston, Baltimore and | Buffalo, N.Y.


formatting link

Neal McLain

***** Moderator's Note *****

I live in a wealthy suburban town, recently selected as the best in the U.S. by (IIRC) Money Magazine: Sharon, Massachusetts. The average household income is probably about $160,000.

Yet, Verizon does not offer FiOS here. They have no plans to do so.

Bill Horne Moderator

Reply to
Neal McLain
Loading thread data ... Forums website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.