Ditmas Park

Ditmas Park Has Verizon FiOS, Are You Making The Switch?

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Neighbors have been spotting a fleet of Verizon trucks around the neighborhood, seeing their workers around the area and their markings on the street. Remember that Verizon construction on Cortelyou Road in September?

It all adds up to one thing: Verizon FiOS has come to Ditmas Park. In fact, the service has been available around the neighborhood in select areas for several months. Residences from Prospect Park to Avenue J can order high speed internet although most, if not all, can only install DirecTV.

You can check the availability of FiOS at your address here.

Verizon’s installation of poles in historic districts was a source of controversy around Brooklyn, including on East 18th and Glenwood Road in Fiske Terrace.

However, there’s no doubt about it: there’s a demand for FiOS around here. We’ve been getting excited emails and seeing comments about the service for a long time. Now that it’s here, will you be making the switch?

We’ve reached out to Verizon for more specifics about the services they’re offering here and their plans for the future. We’ll update as soon as they get back to us.

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  1. Oh man, I’ve been bothering the Fios guys for years, but it is still on a building-by-building availability and unfortunately it seems Marlborough Road is still getting the shaft and we’re stuck with Cablevision for now 🙁

  2. We’ve had Verizon Fios for at least two years now in our building. I feel it has been longer but we just recently opted in.

  3. “In fact, the service has been available around the neighborhood in select areas for several months. Residences from Prospect Park to Avenue J can order high speed internet although most, if not all, can only install DirecTV.”

    That’s not FIOS. That’s just DSL internet, which has been available forever.

  4. DSL has been available forever but it seems like a number of places in the neighborhood do have the option for FiOS + DirecTV now. A number of neighbors have been saying so and the Verizon website indicates it. But I’m talking to the Verizon people to clarify just what is available for us.

  5. I’m trying (hard) to imagine a less tempting possibility. Verizon would have t pay me to have FIOS. No thanks.

  6. Directv only for my house. Oh well, I have 18 months left on the Directv contract anyway, so I can wait.

    I can’t understand that nimby anger for the poles though, like they were some major defacement to the historic heritage (they’re not).

    If that’s what you think, then why don’t you protest against motor vehicles, too, and demand that only horse-drawn carriages be allowed east of the parkway…

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