JP Not in First Wave of Long-Awaited Verizon Fios Rollout
Former Mayor Tom Menino famously never cut a deal to bring Verizon Internet service to the city. But the "new" mayor has done so. The long-awaited move spells the eventual end of Comcast's virtual monopoly in Boston. "Boston is moving faster than our current infrastructure can support, and a modern fiber-optic communications platform will make us a next-level city," Mayor Marty Walsh said in a press statement. "Additionally, it is a priority to ensure that every resident has expanded access to broadband and increasing competition is critical to reaching that goal."