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No Verizon FiOS Service for Brookhaven

Verizon says it will focus on meeting contractual agreements with other municipalities.

Brookhaven residents won't have access to Verizon FiOS service because of its contractual obligations to the 182 municipalities in New York with which it already has service agreements, the Village Times Herald reported Thursday.

A Verizon spokesman said the company realizes many residents dislike Cablevision, but that the company is not seeking new franchises. Town supervisor Mark Lesko told the Village Times Herald that he thinks it's unacceptable that Verizon won't even negotiate with the town.

"At least give us a chance to pitch Verizon and make it financially attractive to Brookhaven as opposed to not giving us a chance at all," Lesko said.

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G October 21, 2011 at 04:46 AM
I've heard from more than one source that somehow cablevision has made it financially unfeasible for verizon to come to Brookhaven. Either way it's total BS
dave October 21, 2011 at 10:01 PM
Stay on this. Fios is way better than cable. I used to have it and the quality and speed is like night and day. Cable will hold it's monopoly as long as it can. I went from 20 mbps up and down with fios to 768kbps up and 10 mbps down for the same price with Timewarner.
greencap October 22, 2011 at 06:19 AM
"At least give us a chance to pitch Verizon and make it financially attractive to Brookhaven as opposed to not giving us a chance at all," Verizon gave Brookhaven many chances. Brookhaven was trying to wring more money out of them and told them they had to build out the entirety of Brookhaven within 5 years. Now that the economy has soured a bit, Verizon is stopping buildout in order to more saturate the areas that are already wired. For over 5 years Verizon was trying to get into brookhaven to agree. With the bad economy and constituents demanding FIOS, Brookhaven is now ready to be reasonable perhaps but it is too late.
G September 04, 2012 at 10:58 PM
I would grab it in a minute if offered.

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