Originally Posted by wreckk
What part of Philly are you from? I'm right outside of Jenkintown and have been trying to get FIOS for over a year now. However every time I check I get the generic
"Verizon FiOS Internet service is not available for your home. However we wanted to let you know that you qualify for Verizon High Speed Internet."
Hi Wreckk, I live near you in Abington PA, and I too can not get the Verizon FIOS service yet.
The delay is not Verizon! The delay is that Jenkintown borough and Abington township politicians have not approved the Verizon FIOS franchise agreement in their respective government boards. Both communities were part of the group or consortium of townships in Montgomery County PA that negotiated en-masse with Verizon... many townships in the consortium, have approved the franchise agreement and are enjoying service... For example, Upper Dublin township has all FIOS services available for delivery.
I have spoken to my Abington township Commissioner and they are planning on voting on the Verizon FIOS agreement once they finish re-negotiating the Comcast franchise agreement... So you need to talk to your Jenkintown borough representative and ask when they are going to vote on the Verizon franchise.
Good luck... the frustrating thing is that once it is finally approved in the township... it will take Verizon months to install the Fiber... so its months before service can be provided to those of us who can't wait to switch from Comcast!