A number of New York City officials said they are considering suing Verizon for not meeting their proposed FiOS buildout obligations set in their 2008 franchise agreement.
Verizon has introduced a new 100 Mbps symmetrical speed tier for its FiOS Quantum service in New York Metro area, a move to lure broadband consumers away from Time Warner Cable and Cablevision where it has built out its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) platform.
Verizon's troubles in New York City continue to mount as Mayor Bill de Blasio is requiring City Hall to approve any business local agencies do with the service provider, a measure focused on getting it to fulfill its goal to wire the city with FiOS FTTP service.
Verizon continues to make progress with its copper to fiber migration, replacing copper facilities in two more of its central office facilities in New York City.
RCN Business may be an advocate of delivering fiber-based services to businesses, but its move to extend a 110 Mbps Internet tier across all six of its markets shows that the cable operator can effectively address small to medium business with existing hybrid fiber coax network.
Verizon is coming under fire again in New York City over claims that the service provider is preventing competitors' broadband data service from being delivered to their customers by blocking access to necessary fiber conduits.
Verizon has begun negotiations on a new contract for union workers represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) amidst claims the telco is not meeting its FiOS and copper network repair obligations.
A New York City audit has found that Verizon failed to deliver on its promise of delivering FiOS TV and broadband services to anyone in the area who wanted it by 2014.
Verizon has been adamant that it has no plans to expand FiOS service outside of the areas where it has established agreements with local communities, but that's not stopping the Communications Workers of America (CWA) from launching a campaign called "Where's My FiOS?" to bring the service to more cities.
RCN Business is broadening its reach into more enterprise and small and medium businesses (SMBs) by establishing a new agent program that it says will provide "select" national and regional telecom agents and systems integrators with resources and support to sell the service provider's IP-based data and voice services.