New York City Sues Verizon Over Fiber-Optic Cable Coverage


New York City filed a lawsuit Monday against Verizon Communications Inc., alleging the company failed to deliver a 2008 promise to offer fiber-optic cable connections to every home in the city, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL reports.

The breach-of-contract suit is the latest step in what has been a year of tension between the city and the company. In the summer of 2015, the city’s Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications released an audit examining a franchise agreement that Verizon signed with the city in 2008. The agreement permitted Verizon to deploy its fiber-optic network, Fios, as long as it ran its fiber network past all city dwellings by 2014.

The audit found more than 40,000 requests for service pending, most of which had been outstanding for 12 months or longer. Read more at THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.



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