Verizon has decided not to put FiOS in Alexandria and is suspending FiOS franchise expansion nationwide. Verizon has a FiOS franchise for Arlington and has had a license agreement with Westmoreland since the summer of 2008. About this time last year, FiOS installation was expected to occur this past fall. No installation has occurred. Verizon's decision to abandon Alexandria and suspend franchise expansion isn't a good sign for Westmoreland getting FiOS any time soon.
Some of our neighbors, however, are already getting FiOS. The new, luxurious Residences at Memorial Overlook, which are just a couple blocks from Westmoreland toward the Iwo Jima, have FiOS. Those condos are considerably more valuable than Westmoreland condos. Verizon appears to be prioritizing its deployment on the most lucrative buildings in the neighborhood.