GM is a fan of English soccer. And that means he mostly has to rely on the Fox Soccer Channel for his Saturday morning fix. And sadly for GM, this means not only having to pay an extra couple bucks a month to Comcast, it also means not watching it in high definition. And seeing people writhe on the ground in fake agony in standard definition is just not the same.
Verizon FIOS, however, does offer this channel in high definition. Plus a whole lot of other channels and features you might actually care about. But Verizon is rolling FIOS out very, very slowly in DC. In 2009, the District signed a memorandum of understanding with Verizon to bring FIOS to DC. It specifies when each neighborhood will get the service. In the first batch is Woodley Park, Dupont, Woodley Park, Petworth, Anacostia, and Southwest.
When the agreement was signed, Jack Evans publicly complained about the fact Ward 2 was scheduled to get the service later. GM thinks he heard Evans once announce at an ANC meeting that he successfully moved Georgetown up in the queue, but even if he did hear that, it’s not the case. According to a Verizon rep, Georgetown is in the third of three phases. That means we’re not scheduled to get FIOS until 2015-18. Booo.