Verizon FiOS Bypassed Alexandria
Verizon FiOS is the major competitor to Comcast for internet service in Northern Virginia. Our neighbors in Fairfax and Arlington counties have FiOS service but Alexandria does not. Verizon negotiated with Alexandria to bring FiOS to our city, but delays in reaching an agreement resulted in Verizon meeting its expansion goals without offering FiOS service to Alexandria. The city provided this link with further information http://alexandriava.gov/FIOS. A letter from the Verizon Virginia President to Mayor Euille is at http://alexandriava.gov/uploadedFiles/citizen/info/verizon030910.pdf. Why did Alexandria lose then opportunity to have Verizon FiOS internet service? What would you, as a member of the Alexandria City Council, do to expedite decisions so that Alexandria does not miss future opportunities for technological advancement?