Numbers show how badly Verizon FiOS has failed in New York City

The Wall Street Journal recently obtained a soon-to-be-released audit of Verizon’s FiOS deployment in New York City that measures how short the company has fallen from its 2008 agreement to provide fiber-optic internet and TV service to all who requested it by 2014.

UPDATE: Verizon responds, calls New York’s report on FiOS failure a ‘union tactic’

The numbers are pretty staggering: 40,000 requests for service are still pending, and 75% of those have been pending for at least 12 months, according to the Journal. The full report, based on an audit conducted by New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, is set to be released later today, according to the report.

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Network World Colin Neagle