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

 Quoting Matt Shields <[hidden email]>: 

> 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. 

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