Verizon FiOS installation halted in three cities

Verizon has temporarily stopped installation of its fiber-optic network, or FiOS, in Claremont, Upland and Rancho Cucamonga. Full Story
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Chino Man

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Mar 16, 2010
LOL. so install it in Pomona where noone can afford it... SMART!
Chris from Claremont

Loma Linda, CA

#2 Mar 16, 2010
Imagine if Verizon were leaving Pomona for being too diverse and going to Claremont, Upland or Rancho Cucamonga. People would flip out and play the race card. Middle class whites, tomorrow's secondary citizens of the good old United States.
Eric from Rancho

Claremont, CA

#3 Mar 16, 2010
What a crock. Once again our government hard at work protecting the schmucks! Nice going.

Is there a lot of demand for faster internet services in da hood? Just curious.
charming1

Fontana, CA

#4 Mar 16, 2010
This is BS, if they started the work they might as well finish it, now when they get back to it they will say they have to start over again. It sounds like MA bell is at it again, keeping people from getting good service.
charming1

Fontana, CA

#5 Mar 16, 2010
Chino Man wrote:
LOL. so install it in Pomona where noone can afford it... SMART!
or Fontana where your forced to have crappy cable and service (when its working) by Time Warner
iKnow

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#6 Mar 16, 2010
It seems like there are some dealings and favors going on between the City of RC and Charter Communications. If that is the case maybe a petition needs to be started. There are plenty of angry homeowners who acknowledge Charter and it's substandard service as a problem and can't imagine why an upscale city like Rancho Cucamonga would settle for a 2nd rate cable company like Charter as our only option. There are numerous reports that the city has made it so difficult and expensive for Verizon to put this service north of Baseline that it makes it nearly impossible to even negotiate. Why is the city being so stubborn about this issue with Verizon and why should the Rancho residents unfairly suffer because of it? It's time for the City to move into the 21st century and provide the service that their residents want.
Seriously

West Covina, CA

#7 Mar 16, 2010
As if low-income people can affored FiOS. If they do have it, they better not be getting any gov't assistance checks and their current Verizon phone bill better not be under "low income" status too.

BS!
Ontario has its perks

Ontario, CA

#8 Mar 16, 2010
Yes, we already have FIOS in Ontario. We also get free marathon fescue sod lawns with new sprinklers, free house painting, free concrete driveways, new roofs - all using your tax dollars assigned to us by the liberal Democrats in Sacramento. The grant program is called Ontario Cares - oh, but only up to $7,000 per household.

Thank you all very much :-)
Thats a bummer

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#9 Mar 16, 2010
I've been waiting for FIOS in Rancho Cucamonga. Charter has a lot to be desired and Verizon DSL is painfully slow. Hopefully Google will bring their high speed project here. What we need is competition. For Verizon to pull out, for what ever reason, it should be the an open door for other companies to come in. But the local politics halt this from happening. That's the worst part about this.
ole Bob

Whittier, CA

#10 Mar 16, 2010
Verizon has stopped Fios because word is getting out that the emperor has no clothes. It is the same tired no resolution TV signal that only looks good on a 13 inch set. It is the same old internet with a huge restrictor on speed depending on the number of people using it at the time. It is no different than DSL in its connection to the internet, but can run slower than DSL because it is a "party line" technology. The same goes for the telephone service. It is a packet switched network and depends on the packets arriving at the proper time. Conversation chops up and has long pauses when the under-specified network becomes overloaded, esp. in the evenings.

The sales department cannot overcome the failure to provide the service promised with bull-ony.

Look for all fiber based "last mile" schemes to fail. POTS (plain old telephone service) was designed by engineers, Fios is designed by fast buck artists called salesmen.
glass house

Brea, CA

#11 Mar 16, 2010
heard that ALLEGEDLY kurth has family that has a good deal of money in charter so he squashed fios in rc nice
annoymous

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#12 Mar 16, 2010
What people here are saying is that RC stoped FiOS from installing Fiber obtics. What doesn't make sense is why they are also pulling out of Claremont and Upland. Obviously Rancho has nothing to do with Verizon stopping from installing FiOS in the communities.
Rancho Cucamonga Resident

Fontana, CA

#13 Mar 17, 2010
So here is a great reason why Google should pick Rancho Cucamonga (Googlemonga) for their "Fiber for Communities" project. The latest Youtube video propels the World into the future, where Google does pick Rancho Cucamonga!



The Nomination period is ending very soon, but residents of Rancho Cucamonga can still nominate their city at this link:

http://www.rcrda.us/forms.aspx...
RIP

Upland, CA

#14 Mar 17, 2010
Yes, RIP/FIOS/Upland/RC/CMont. The funeral came unexpectedly. Imagine if a city not long ago began installing its sewer/water/electric utilities/road/side walks to its residents and only installed them to a portion of the city and then said we quit, but will get to you all who haven't received them at a later date. Same with FIOS.
Madhatter50

Pelham, AL

#15 Mar 17, 2010
Yep! Obama wants the poor people to have the Verizon FIOS service first. Like they can pay the $100/mo. The country has gone insane with "rights" for the poor. Silly me, the poor will get more money to pay for FIOS or Verizon will have to provide it for free to them and the rest of us will have to pay for their FIOS.
Putin Tane

Pomona, CA

#16 Mar 17, 2010
Democrat's running this state for the past 20 years! What do you expect. FIOS rocks!
DD-RC

Chino Hills, CA

#17 Mar 17, 2010
charming1 wrote:
<quoted text>
or Fontana where your forced to have crappy cable and service (when its working) by Time Warner
Fontana already has Verizon FIOS...
Ex Charter Customer

Upland, CA

#18 Mar 17, 2010
iKnow wrote:
It seems like there are some dealings and favors going on between the City of RC and Charter Communications. If that is the case maybe a petition needs to be started. There are plenty of angry homeowners who acknowledge Charter and it's substandard service as a problem and can't imagine why an upscale city like Rancho Cucamonga would settle for a 2nd rate cable company like Charter as our only option. There are numerous reports that the city has made it so difficult and expensive for Verizon to put this service north of Baseline that it makes it nearly impossible to even negotiate. Why is the city being so stubborn about this issue with Verizon and why should the Rancho residents unfairly suffer because of it? It's time for the City to move into the 21st century and provide the service that their residents want.
I dumped charter a couple years ago. They were terrible. Horribly unreliable internet and service, and then they would lie about pricing. Finally when my internet died and they claimed it was fine, I dumped them. Verizon DSL and DirecTv have worked out much better. 1 brief outage in 2 years as opposed to a monthly, multi-day problem with Charter.
iKnow

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#19 Mar 17, 2010
Ex Charter Customer wrote:
<quoted text>
I dumped charter a couple years ago. They were terrible. Horribly unreliable internet and service, and then they would lie about pricing. Finally when my internet died and they claimed it was fine, I dumped them. Verizon DSL and DirecTv have worked out much better. 1 brief outage in 2 years as opposed to a monthly, multi-day problem with Charter.
I wish I could dump Charter! They're my only internet option other than dial up, which I won't do because it's too slow. I wrote a letter to the FCC and City of Rancho lst May and was told by the City that 3 permits were pulled to start doing the work required to get Fios north of Baseline and other areas that didn't have it. I thought that was great because finally some competition to choose from! Now I hear this and am very dissappointed with the City of RC. It really seems that Charter & Verizon are close, a little too close!!! It makes me wonder what kind of shady dealings are going on between them.
iKnow

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#20 Mar 17, 2010
glass house wrote:
heard that ALLEGEDLY kurth has family that has a good deal of money in charter so he squashed fios in rc nice
Oh, so that would explain it. Charter & RC in bed together, because of Kurth. If it's true, makes perfect sense!

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