WAYNE, NJ – At the most recent Wayne Town Council meeting, Mayor Chris Vergano read a letter from Verizon stating that they would not be bringing their television service to Wayne.
“We get many phone calls about Cablevision,” Verano said as an introduction to the letter,” and complaints that their service is terrible, their rates are extremely high, and they have a monopoly on Wayne. So, each year I write letters asking other services to come to Wayne Township.”
The letter he read aloud to the Town Council and those in attendance was from Verizon Franchise Management:
“’Dear Mayor Vergano. Thank you for expressing interest in FIOS TV. Unfortunately, Verizon does not currently plan to expand its FIOS TV service footprint in Wayne Township. The company remains focused on continuing to meet its franchise operations and delivering competitive services and enhanced consumer choice within the areas where the service is available. If, in the future, the decision is made to expand TV service in your area, I will ensure that your office is contacted.’”
“So, Verizon has a statewide contract,” explained the Mayor when he was done reading the letter. “And, when they were given that contract, they were required to install their service in various towns.”
The Mayor looked up, and in his dry tone said: “We are not one of them.” He then listed some of the larger cities that are on Verizon’s service list.
“We have absolutely nothing to do with why FIOS is not coming to Wayne, New Jersey,” said the Mayor. “We have tried repeatedly. I believe this is the thirteenth letter we’ve mailed to them.”
It seems the Mayor announced this in an effort to curtail further phone calls to his office regarding the issue. Hopefully, this article helps spread the word.