City Asks For Fiber Network Help, 5 Years After Being Left At Altar By Verizon FiOS

(Alec Taback)

Back in 2009, it looked liked Alexandria, VA, residents would get a new high-speed Internet option in the form of Verizon FiOS. The city even went through the bureaucratic process of issuing Verizon a franchise. Then the D.C.-area community got dumped at the altar by Big V and has been looking for someone, anyone to step in ever since.

In a request for information [PDF], the acknowledges that its approximately 150,000 residents “have limited options for broadband internet...

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