FiOS Makes New York Push
Verizon’s FiOS Internet service has made its large-scale Manhattan debut, as the company has struck a deal to make the service available in the East Village apartment complex areas known as Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village. Seven of the 110 buildings in the area are already connected, with the rest being brought online in the next few months, the AP reported.
The deal only covers phone and Internet usage, as Verizon does not yet have an agreement for a “video franchise” for the area. It does, though, plan to eventually offer “Triple Play” services.
FiOS up until now has mostly been available in suburban areas, with only parts of Orange, Rockland and Westchester counties, as well as Long Island, offering the service in the New York area. It has also been installed a handful of places in the five boroughs of New York City.