In 2008 Verizon promised to wire all of NYC with high-speed optical fiber cable, and make FiOS available to any New Yorker who wants it. Expecting that increased competition would improve internet, phone and cable service and bring down prices, NYC gave FiOS a franchise in exchange for Verizon’s obligation to finish building out optical fiber throughout the city by mid-2014. Verizon hasn’t lived up to its promises.
It’s not too late for Verizon to make good on its promises and provide all New Yorkers with the competitive, affordable internet, cable and phone choices they want and deserve. Please join me in telling Verizon to own up to its responsibilities under its Franchise Agreement with New York City.