Verizon, which launched its FiOS Internet service a few years ago in Huntington Beach, has hit the wall for its super-speedy Internet service, at least for the near future, according to Jon Davies, a Verizon spokesman.
“The engineering team tells me that we are mostly built out in the parts of Orange County where we plan to deliver fiber at this point (the southern parts of the county we serve, such as Laguna, aren’t on the drawing board yet),” Davies said in an e-mail.
“Our main focus at the moment is working with owners of apartment buildings, condos and home-owner associations to reach agreements that give us access to their properties.”
However, he added, Verizon is still negotiating with Fountain Valley and hopes to expand its service to the rest of that city.
FiOS service is available in certain parts of these OC cities: Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Westminster, Garden Grove, Stanton and certain unincorporated areas.
For those lucky enough to be in a FiOS neighborhood, Verizon recently offered a free upgrade to existing Internet customers after launching 50-megabit-per-second service last month. Every tier of service got a speed boost, while prices remained about the same. Prices range from $43 (10 Mbps) to $140 (50 Mbps). But to get the free upgrade, you need to request it. (Has anyone gotten the upgrade? I’d love to hear your story on how fast 50 Mbps is.)