Cable and Internet providers are working to expand faster services to consumers around the country. Though installing the infrastructure takes time, it's well worth the investment because it gives people greater freedom to find the best provider for their needs.
For instance, Verizon is almost done bringing its FiOS platform and related bundles to Riverdale, a neighborhood in the Bronx, according to The Riverdale Press. Verizon was supposed to complete the project by June 30, but missed the deadline and is 90 percent finished. John Bonomo, Verizon's director of media relations, told the news source that more than 13 miles of cable have been installed throughout this process.
The delay is somewhat bothersome for Riverdale residents, but it'll be worth it in the end. Currently, Cablevision is the area's primary provider and consumers have little choice but to sign up with it. Verizon's emergence as a second option means that people can start comparing service providers and evaluating different bundles.
This is something that's happening all over the United States. While some service providers will always have large user bases, there's been more and more competition between providers. For residents, this is great because that can lead to better services and more affordable bundles.