New York City says Verizon did not meet FiOS pledge

Thursday 18 June 2015 | 10:00 CET | News
New York City said Verizon Communications has failed to live up to its 2008 promise to bring FiOS fibre connections for TV and broadband internet to anyone who wants them, according to an audit by the city's depart of IT and telecommunications reviewed by the Wall Street Journal. The audit due to be released on 18 June looks at Verizon's compliance with a franchise agreement signed in 2008 in which Verizon agreed to pass all city dwellings with fibre by 2014. Verizon told the newspaper that the main reason many buildings still do not have access was because of problems in gaining access from

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