Verizon Communications will conduct safety inspections of all FiOS installations completed in New York before Aug. 1, after the New York Public Service Commission uncovered electrical code violations during routine inspections of some deployments. The carrier said its installations are safe and that there have been no known incidents of safety hazards, but after the issue was discussed by the NY PSC for two months running, the telco submitted a plan to review all of its installations during the next 60 days.
The PSC has not officially approved that proposal and will seek comment on it at a Sept. 22 meeting, but Verizon is moving ahead anyway. The safety issue is cropping up at a time when Verizon is starting to increase its deployments in New York City, particularly in multi-dwelling unit buildings there.
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