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It’s times like this I wish I still lived in Brooklyn. It looks like New Yorkers from Staten Island to the Bronx could eventually get Verizon’s FiOS TV service in their homes if regulators and city lawmakers approve. Verizon already offers its fiber to the home […]

It’s times like this I wish I still lived in Brooklyn. It looks like New Yorkers from Staten Island to the Bronx could eventually get Verizon’s FiOS TV service in their homes if regulators and city lawmakers approve. Verizon already offers its fiber to the home broadband service in portions of the five boroughs, but under this plan, 3.1 million homes within the city will have the ability to dump their cable provider for FiOS TV by mid-2014.

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  1. I wonder what ever became of State Assemblyman Richard Brodsky’s push to tie Net Neutrality to the Verizon deal?

    http://www.nydailynews.com/money/2007/10/03/2007-10-03_verizon_cable_tv_deal_worth_too_much_to_.html

  2. awesome. only 6 more years.

  3. Stacey Higginbotham Wednesday, April 16, 2008

    Tom, kind of how the FCC tied net neutrality into the AT&T/Bell South merger? I’m not sure how effective such approaches are.

  4. Stacey, possibly more effective in this case since VZ would prob give about anything to gain cable access to NY. More of a quid pro quo here.

  5. They should remove the over-whelming commercials from TV until then. They offer all of these amazing deals (i.e. free flat screen tv) when only a handful people can even get FIOS. I hate to be teased!

  6. Verizon to Launch FiOS TV in NYC on Monday – GigaOM Friday, July 25, 2008

    [...] will be made at a glitzy ceremony at the Grand Central Station, and will be webcast as well. NYC had granted Verizon a television franchise in May, and the franchise was confirmed by the New York Public [...]

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