Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse residents have waited patiently, but there is no sign of Verizon FiOS service within city limits.
The mayor’s office says the city is open to having discussions with Verizon, but the company isn’t looking to take on any new markets at this time.
Verizon spokesman John Bonomo says that the company has committed to a handful of markets in Central New York including the towns of Van Buren, Lysander, Camillus, Skaneateles, Geddes, Cicero, Clay, Salina, and DeWitt, as well as the village of Fayetteville.
Bonomo says Verizon is busy completing its commitments to those communities.
“All those franchise commitments, when they were agreed to – and they were in the 2006, 7, 8, and 9 time frame – they all have what are called build-out commitments, meaning that usually within five years of the agreement we need to make FiOS available to 100 percent of the homes and businesses in those villages, towns, and cities,” Bonomo said.
Bonomo could not say when Verizon would begin looking into new markets, but when it does, Syracuse will certainly be on the table. If there’s something you’d like to know The Real Deal about, call (315) 446-9900 or email YourStories@9wsyr.com.