Verizon Halts FiOS Expansions

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Markitzero

Were I live which is a rural are in the high desert in Phelan Verizon does not want to upgrade up here with lmited DSL available and the slot filled up last year after I moved up here so all I can get is Dial-up and anyone new to the area can only get Dial-up. I have been on Dial-up for 8 months now and my area was not even in the books for DSL upgrade or FiOS upgrade.

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satrain18

The reason for this is due to the fact that in the 1990s, they (phone companies) got $200 billion dollars of taxpayers' money for FTTH (Fiber To The Home). However, they pocketed most of the money for themselve, and used the rest to lay down more copper wiring, set up cell phone towers, and give up slow-ass DSL over the SAME 100-year-old copper infrastructure.

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RAMBO

FAILED IT OPENLY SAD VERIZON; YOU SHMUCKS...

THIS NATION NEEDS A REAL BIG ENEMA! VERIZON TOO TO FLUSH OUT THEIR HEADS, OH I

MEAN A....!!!

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Danthrax66

So true. What this country really needs is gov't funded jobs to rebuild the infrastructure like in the 30's back then the gov't got shit done.

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M-ManLA

I hope they still come to Southern California. I would like to at least test it. 

 

 

Electronically charged

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Vegan

It is available in SoCal. The Santa Monica / Brentwood area has it. (Surprised? Of course not.)

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la_bruin

That's technically true but for the most part, realistically false for most.  Santa Monica has it in a tight, controlled strip between 2nd & 5th streets.  Brentwood has a pocket as well, considered to be "beta tests", partially based on guarantees of service commitments and partially based the ability to bypass certain parts of the city's red tape for these 'zoned'/'beta test' areas.  99% of Brentwood & Santa Monica do NOT have FIOS... nor does Malibu, Pacific Palisades, West LA, Westwood or the rest of the westside of Los Angeles. 

Don't try to imply that this is a "haves-havenots" issue.  It's not.

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M-ManLA

Not at all places. They want me to stll use DSL. I rather not. I'll just stick with cable until the government makes everyone upgrades the speeds. 

 

Electronically charged

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