FiOS now available in Blawnox
Blawnox residents have a new option for cable-television service in the borough.
Officials last week unanimously approved a cable franchise agreement with Verizon that will provide Verizon FiOS service for most of the borough.
Similar to the agreement that Aspinwall approved earlier this month, part of the borough will not be able to get the service. Residents on Carla Drive will not be able to sign up for Verizon FiOS, Mary Lou Frere of Verizon said.
“That's probably the only place,” Frere said.
Frere cited the location of the lines in the area as a reason. Aspinwall's contract also excludes two housing plans for similar reasons.
“Underground is very expensive to do. We have stopped the build as we've publicized,” she said.
The contract is for seven years and is nonexclusive. When asked if residents on Carla Drive eventually could get the service, Frere said there are no plans to expand to that area.
“We never say never but right now, we're not committing to build that part,” she said.
Verizon expected to be able to offer the service within days after council's vote.
Borough manager Sherry Kordas said officials have gotten frequent questions about when the service would arrive.
Councilman Randall Stoddard welcomed the company to the borough.
“We're very happy to have you here,” Stoddard said.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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