Friday, 31 December 2010 00:00Many residents have contacted me personally over the last couple of years asking when Verizon/FIOS will come to Glen Cove. The City of Glen Cove has made every attempt to bring Verizon/FIOS to our community and available to residents and business alike. I have met with Verizon employees, their third-party representatives and have had numerous phone calls with Verizon/FIOS employees assigned to the Government Affairs function within their organization. I have consistently informed Verizon/FIOS, through these assorted representatives, that many residents within Glen Cove are eager for this service and that the City of Glen Cove believes in competition and indeed welcomes the introduction of the FIOS service to our community. While the business environment and investment decisions of Verizon and specifically FIOS are not available to us or subject to our will, the current vice president of Government Affairs, Eileen Mannion, at my request, has supplied a letter for distribution to our local media and residents. You may contact her directly with any questions not answered by this letter. My office remains poised to assist Verizon with the introduction of the full FIOS service when they are ready to complete their rollout in our community.
Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi