April Dornidon, with FiOS, says Seal Beach residents will start getting the fiber-optic TV and Internet service in early 2009. Construction begins in the next few weeks and will start on the north side of Pacific Coast Highway and work its way into downtown, she said.
By the end of the first quarter 2009, Verizon expects 5,000 homes in Seal Beach will be able to order FiOS services.
FiOS (sounds like high-oh’s) has had a slow rollout in Orange County. It launched in March 2007 in parts of Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Westminster, Stanton and a few unincorporated parts of Orange County. Since then, Verizon has only expanded service to more residents in those cities. Still today, not every resident in those cities can get the service.
“Our main focus has been filling in the gaps here in Orange County,” Dornidon said.
Future O.C. locations have not been finalized — but I’m constantly hounding FiOS to fill me in!
Verizon has also been working with condo associations, apartments and landlords to offer the service in multi-unit dwellings. Read “Verizon FiOS TV heavily targeting apartments, condos in O.C. and more.”
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