Verizon calls New York City’s report on FiOS failure a ‘union tactic’

The office of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio released results of a recent audit of Verizon’s FiOS deployment in the city today, declaring that “Verizon substantially failed to meet its commitment to the people of New York City.”

The report, released by the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) and available in PDF here, charges Verizon with several violations of its 2008 agreement to offer FiOS to all city residents by 2014, claiming the company “has not run fiber throughout enough of the City’s residential neighborhoods to deliver on its commitments.” Earlier this week, a Wall Street Journal report leaked details from the audit: that more than 40,000 requests for service from residences that had not been wired for FiOS remained unfulfilled, and that 75% of those requests had gone unaddressed for more than a year.

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Network World Colin Neagle