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When will Verizon FIOS be coming to [YOUR TOWN NAME HERE]?

 It seems like all my friends keep asking me this and I keep calling 
Verizon to ask because I want it too.  They always tell me that they 
aren't told when it will be available in my town.  So the other day I 
was talking with a friend of mine who is the LAN/WAN Manager for the 
town next to me.  He was telling me that in that town, you won't see 
FIOS for at least 5 years and possibly never.  Not because Verizon 
doesn't want to install it, it's because some towns have signed 
exclusivity agreements with Comcast in exchange for being paid a quite 
a bit of money. If they do not renew the exclusivity agreement when it 
comes up, then they lose that money.  He said he's pretty sure that 
most towns that do not have FIOS already have these agreements with 


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