Tuesday, September 1, 2009
FIOS comes here first
the first FIOS box in the District ... 19th Street SE in Fairlawn
This morning Mayor Fenty, Councilwoman Cheh, Verizon officials, and the Chief Technology Officer met in Fairlawn to officially activate the first FIOS cable in the District of Columbia. And it came east of the river first.
the officials lined up to press the button at the same time that somehow fused the necessary cables together
after the button-pressing, Verizon technicians did the real work...
Fenty and Cheh celebrate!
Bringing FIOS to the District is a big deal because it means increased options for cable, phone, and internet. It's fiber-optic broadband, which brings us up to speed with neighboring suburban jurisdictions, and makes DC that much more attractive for those interested in moving in.
The first neighborhoods to get it will be Barry Farm, Brightwood, Columbia Heights, Crestwood, Fairlawn, Fort Stanton, Friendship Heights, Historic Anacostia, Petworth, Shepherd Park, Sheridan, Tenleytown, Van Ness and Woodley Park.
Click Here for Verizon's press release and more info the technology