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

 They wired my street, using Verizon trucks and (apparently) employee 
union labor.  Also, they had a detail cop from Waltham because they 
couldn't get a local one!  Then they waited nine months after wiring 
before selling the service.  Can you say deep pockets? 

They are not just cherry-picking affluent communities, they also want 
communities that are relatively dense and easy to wire.  Plymouth would 
probably be lower than average density.  Somerville is probably 
expensive to wire and has narrow streets and traffic making things slower. 

Grant M. wrote: 
> Ben Eisenbraun wrote: 
>>> 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. 
> Yeah, that's not a very accurate rumor. I live in Rockland, and we're 
> one of the first communities on the south shore that had FIOS. 
> Rockland is by no means an affluent community, compared to towns like 
> Cohasset, Hingham, Scituate, Duxbury, and others. There are also very 
> large communities like Plymouth, which I am sure would kill to have 

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