Verizon NY safety issue may result in customer credits

On Aug. 21 Verizon Communications committed to conduct safety checks of all FiOS installations in New York state that had occurred before Aug. 1, in order to satisfy concerns about possible incorrect electrical grounding. But now, Light Reading is reporting that the telco could ending up forking over millions of dollars in customer credits if repairs to these installations are necessary. Verizon admitted as much in an Aug. 15 filing on the matter with the New York Department of Public Service, the publication reports.

The New York Public Service Commission originally said it had uncovered electrical code violations during routine inspections of past deployments, but the carrier said it knew of no incidents of problems caused by any of the installations.

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