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WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News - Tampa / St. Petersburg Local & State News Verizon FiOS In which local counties do you offer service? Parts of Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

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don owens

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1 Feb 21, 2007
how soon will it be available in pinellas county
don owens

Saint Petersburg, FL

#2 Feb 21, 2007
i am from dunedin fla' i ask about the cable coming to pinellas county
Bob Elek

United States

#3 Feb 22, 2007
don owens wrote:
i am from dunedin fla' i ask about the cable coming to pinellas county
Don,

Thank you for your interest in FiOS. It will be at least 2008 before we get to Dunedin. Part of the problem is our lack of franchises in Pinellas. If we succeed with our efforts to get statewide franchise legislation in Tallahassee this year, that will certainly make market entry easier.
Julia K

United States

#4 Feb 23, 2007
Hey, Bob.
What about Lake Bernadette, in Zephyrhills? We are scrambling on a Dish network. Thanks
TJD

United States

#5 Feb 23, 2007
I have Verizon FIOS service in 3 of the 4 rooms in my house. I have their competitors through my HOA in 1 of the 4 rooms in the house and when my friends come over they are totally surprised at the difference in that picture.
Beau Zimmer

Lakeland, FL

#6 Feb 25, 2007
TJD wrote:
I have Verizon FIOS service in 3 of the 4 rooms in my house. I have their competitors through my HOA in 1 of the 4 rooms in the house and when my friends come over they are totally surprised at the difference in that picture.
I'd like to hear more about the difference in picture quality. You are the first person I've found with both FiOS and Bright House in the same home. How noticeable is the difference? Could it be that you’re watching on different type TV sets?
Bob Elek

United States

#7 Feb 27, 2007
Julia K wrote:
Hey, Bob.
What about Lake Bernadette, in Zephyrhills? We are scrambling on a Dish network. Thanks
Thanks - we should be deploying fiber in parts of Zephyrhills this year - hard to pin a specific date on when the TV portion will be ready, though...stay tuned (forgive the pun)!
Chris K

Tampa, FL

#8 Mar 6, 2007
Bob, I live in Seminole, and I see some reports that central Pinellas will be first to benefit from FIOS in Pinellas. I am sure others are interested about their areas as well...Is there a current coverage map with estimated completions of areas per 3-6 months? Doesn't sound like it would be that difficult, but that doesn' mean that Verizon is willing to share that info....

So how about Seminole?
Largo?
St. Petersburg?

We are all awaiting anxiously...
Thank you.
Bob Elek

United States

#9 Mar 7, 2007
Chris K wrote:
Bob, I live in Seminole, and I see some reports that central Pinellas will be first to benefit from FIOS in Pinellas. I am sure others are interested about their areas as well...Is there a current coverage map with estimated completions of areas per 3-6 months? Doesn't sound like it would be that difficult, but that doesn' mean that Verizon is willing to share that info....
So how about Seminole?
Largo?
St. Petersburg?
We are all awaiting anxiously...
Thank you.
Chris,

Thank you for your interest in FiOS - it is great! We are currently active in northern Pinellas County. Not sure when we will expand to other areas, but I'm certain you'll know when we do.

Thanks again,

Bob
Marty Gworek

Bradenton, FL

#10 Apr 8, 2007
When do you plan on expanding in Sarasota?

I am in Sarasota County living off of fruitville road. I know it is north of us now.
Wesley Chapel Family

AOL

#11 Apr 21, 2007
Bob Elek wrote:
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Thanks - we should be deploying fiber in parts of Zephyrhills this year - hard to pin a specific date on when the TV portion will be ready, though...stay tuned (forgive the pun)!
Bob,
That is good to hear. We are located in a neighborhood called Oak Creek which is in Wesley Chapel and we have FIOS but the FIOS TV isn't available. I'm guessing because we are so close to the Zephyrhills WC and that is the one we are hooked up to. Please get that one hooked up and ready for TV so we can switch our final service over!!
Scott

Tampa, FL

#12 Apr 27, 2007
Bob,

I am in a new office building in Oldsmar. They ran the conduit when the buildings were built, along with recently running it (and possibly the fiber too, not sure though) in the townhome complex next door to us. When do you forsee the service being available here? The day it's available here we're switching from Brighthouse. I have it at my house in Tampa and love it!

Thanks,
Scott
Howie

Beverly Hills, FL

#13 May 21, 2007
The home directly across the street on N Rome Ave in Tampa Fl has had fios for 5 months. I had the installer look in the box (20 ft from my front door) and told me it is there you can have it now. Verizon has me as not available online and customer service will do nothing. How can that be?
Marc

Bradenton, FL

#14 Jan 7, 2008
Still waiting in Seminole - Pinellas County - 33772.

What gives w/ Verizon?? They keep sending me notes with my phone bill to upgrade to FiOS - Well, I WANT TO - BUT YOU WON'T TELL ME WHEN YOU'LL BE IN MY AREA!

Argghh... sorry just frustrated... 1/2008 now - and still no FiOS..:(
steme

Tampa, FL

#15 Jan 15, 2008
Pinellas county needs FIOS!!!
Rudy in Seminole

Maitland, FL

#16 Mar 28, 2008
Is there any Idea when Fios will be in Seminole?

I dont want to go to Direct TV but I am totaly unhappy with Bright House......... Help
James

Terra Ceia, FL

#17 Jun 19, 2008
As a sports fan, I love DirecTV but as an HD head as well, I want to see some FiOS perfectness with my 110" DLP PJ. When is it going to be available here in Seminole, Florida?
Linda

AOL

#18 Jun 20, 2008
Hello, I am so totally disgusted with Verizon at the moment. Long story to short; over a year ago I watched the orange pipe type things being installed on my road (in front of my house across a two lane road) and I watched them pull the fiber through it--I spoke to the 'boss' who said it should be available in two months. Well, like I said, that was over a yr ago--and so far I've been told it's not available, hmm, the little pipe with the orange cap on it, the double look door in the ground, it's all FIOS but I am told it's not here! Pluse any phone men I talk to say it has to be on this side of the street! What is going on with Verizon--I've had DSL for just under 1 mo and it's like the little girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead, when it's good, it's very very good but when it's bad it's horrid! That seems to be about 10 days out of this one month so far--please please, get it straightened out! I DO want FIOS but had to finally settle for dsl (again, canceled it the first time I had it cause of rudeness on tech supports part). I do NOT want DISH tv, so please get this finally leg working!
Carol - Seminole

Tampa, FL

#19 Aug 3, 2008
I, too, wish they would hurry up and get this in the Seminole area. I would switch in a heartbeat from Brighthouse. I pay a ton of money for a mediocre service with Brighthouse... GET TO SEMINOLE - PLEASE!!!
Eric

Largo, FL

#20 Feb 16, 2010
Still waiting for FIOS in Seminole, FL

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