March 1st, 2011 and Still no FiOS in Medford, MA

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(Medford, MA) Well it's now going to be March 01, 2011 and we still don't have Verizon FiOS here in our city. The wiring is run on the poles, connections have been made to certain buildings but we still don't have it as a universal option here. This is just crazy. I've been blogging about this for over 2 years now. Don't know what the conflict or holdup is but something needs to be done.

As a real estate professional I get quite a few inquiries from potential buyers that are interested in Verizon FiOS as an internet provider or even a cable provider here in our city. Yes Verizon offers "high speed" options but none are true FiOS and some come with some serious consequences if you decide to terminate early. We've had Warner Cable, then Comcast forever here, since I was about 6 years old. I'm a big proponent of competition to benefit the consumers but also many buyers are considering the cities & towns with FiOS to be higher end places to live. Hopefully our elected officials & Verizon management can find a way to break this stalemate & offer our citizens a true option when it comes to phone, cable & internet.

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