From the Post's WashBizBlog
: "The District and Verizon Communications have reached an agreement to bring the company's FiOS high-speed Internet service to the city. Eric Richardson, director of D.C. Office of Cable Television, said the agreement requires approval by the mayor's office and the D.C. Council, a process he said could be completed by the end of the year. Richardson said negotiations took nine months, less time than it has taken the District to work out previous cable franchise agreements." As posted a few weeks back
, there's a fence sign in the 900 block of Half Street, SE proclaiming "1st Community in DC to Offer Verizon FIOS!
", and 70/100 I
have marketed themselves
as pre-wired for FIOS, so perhaps Near Southeast will be at the front of the line when service does actually start. When would that be? "A spokesman for Verizon, Harry Mitchell, said his company looks forward to introducing the service soon. 'We are excited about this. Washington is a great market for us,' he said."