Verizon has told the New York City Franchise and Concession Review Committee (FCRC) that the company is ready, committed and eager to install its advanced fibre-optics network throughout all five boroughs of the city and thus provide real TV choice to some 3.1 million households. Verizon is prepared to make an historic investment in the city, and plans to offer competitive cable service to hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers in the five boroughs later this year.
“We have the people, knowledge, resources and dedication to service to do the job and build our FiOS fibre-optic system in every New York City neighbourhood,” said Thomas Dunne, Verizon vice president for government affairs in New York, in testimony submitted to the committee. “We are eager to bring cable TV competition to the entire city. We know that residents here have but one choice for a wireline cable provider – the cable monopoly that happened to be granted a franchise to operate in their neighbourhood.”