Verizon announced today it will soon make its FiOS Internet/cable/phone service available in all of Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Roslindale and Roxbury, and in parts of South Boston, including the waterfront.
Residents in JP and Hyde Park had been reporting Verizon workers installing the required wires for weeks now; the Roslindale expansion includes the part of the neighborhood not already included as part of the company's initial "West Roxbury" roll out last year. The area around Dudley Square in Roxbury was also targeted in the first roll out.
The city estimates this will expand FiOS coverage in Boston from 28% to 56% of potential customers. By contrast, RCN, which has long served as Comcast's main competition in Boston, covers about a third of possible customers.