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

 I just moved to Walpole and got Verizon FIOS internet and phone.  TV 
service is not available.  The technician that hooked me up said that 
the TV service should be available by the end of 2008.  He said that 
Verizon has to go to each town and petition them to provide services, 
which he said essentially means what is Verizon going to do for the 
town in terms of money. 

Here's an interesting article from The Boston Globe last April:

On Jan 24, 2008 8:25 PM, Matt Shields <[hidden email]> wrote: 
> 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 
> Comcast. 
> -- 
> -matt 
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