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

 On Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 11:33:43PM -0500, Ben Holland wrote: 
> Somerville is out because they don't think there will be enough people who 
> can spend that kinda money to get it. 

Hmmm? I believe there has been talk before about Vz cherry-picking the 
wealthiest communities for rollouts first, with less affluent towns following 
(much) later if at all. They always deny doing that of course. 

Anyway; your comment sounds a little insulting and not all that 
well-informed; FiOS is not more expensive than the alternatives (at least not 
yet, afaik). You're not suggesting that only very few people in Somerville 
have internet access and/or cable because everyone is too poor, right? 

Also, the population density in Somerville is such that it would be a very 
attractive target for a FiOS rollout - for every mile of fiber you can hook 
up way more people than in a lot of the other communities that got FiOS 

Perhaps FiOS is not in Somerville yet because there is more competition than 
in most towns: there are two cable providers - Comcast and RCN. 


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