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Meeting set to answer questions on Boston's Verizon FiOS deal

City officials and Verizon reps hold a meeting next week on the $300 million deal that's supposed to usher Boston into the next generation of communications greatness, or at the least provide an alternative to Comcast in the roughly 70% of the city not already served by RCN.

The session, which will feature city CIO Jascha Franklin-Hodge and Verizon representatives begins at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Bolling Building, 2300 Washington St.

This meeting will discuss Verizon's partnership with the city and its plans to implement the new network. The meeting is open to the public, and residents are encouraged to attend and share their feedback about the project.

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Even if FiOS were to come to boston, most landlords would probably not care and thus most tenants would not have it

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oppose making expensive things law, but there should be a requirement that all apartment buildings have hookups to all TV/internet providers that are available in the area.

I say this as someone who has had the utter misfortune of being stuck in Comcast-only apartments since 2011. It. Is. Awful.

Then again, so many people hate Comcast with a blind fury, they might absorb the fees of installation to the building (either as an individual tenant or a group of tenants.)

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What we really want is city owned fiber networks, universal throughout the city and high speed, internet access offered at a very reasonable rate. An elimination of ALL commercial enterprises so the internet access can be treated much like water and sewage access. On a side note do people in "The Grove" have to use outhouses?

Of course this still leaves TV at issue. I mean I don't think I could live without 24/7 Cartoon Network/Adult Swim. But maybe not if more TV channels started full and live streaming services. Then maybe I would just plug the TV into a computer.

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What the city CIO have to do with anything? If anyone from the city is needed, it's the head of inspectional services and/or the head of public works.

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Please don't remove our building's copper wire! Require Officials to leave copper wire intact when installing FIOS. Technicians remove copper wire unnecessarily to prevent folks from switching back to landlines with better telephone audio quality.

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Phone quality is always better over fiber than copper. Either way, your voice gets digitized and undigitized when it goes through the phone system. The difference is whether that digital:analog conversion happens inside your house, or a mile away at the telephone exchange.

The drawback to fiber is that if it's damaged, it's more likely to stop working altogether. The signal over damaged copper will degrade more gradually.

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I need FiOS Now,,,,, my DSL is so slow, I down to paper airplanes, carrier pigeons and Flag semaphore.

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Verizon has a history of screwing cities and walking away with taxpayer money.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160727/10164635087/after-ripping-off...

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