Million FiOS customers & counting

[qi:051] Folks at Verizon seemed to be pretty happy with themselves, pointing out that they are adding 2600 FiOS Internet customers a day, adding up to a they have a total of 1.1 million FiOS Internet customers at the end of second quarter of 2007.

They want 7 million by end of 2010. All they have to do is convince 4777 people sign-up every day (or 3.3 every minute) from this point forward. Random fact: Verizon claims to have put enough fiber to work that it can circle Planet Earth three times.

Update: Oh this can’t be good for their growth – apparently, a FiOS tech set a house on fire, accidentally ofcourse.

Update #2: Verizon folks say there was no fire, not even smoke.

When drilling a hole for the Optical Network Terminal, he accidentally hit an electrical wire, knocking out power to the house. Our bad, but no smoke, and no fire. Out of an overabundance of caution (always a good thing)the local fire department was called.

Update #3: Needham fire department says that there was a fire.

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