If Comcast is circling the PR wagons, that can only mean one thing: Competition is coming!
And, at least in Philadelphia, what do you know: Today’s City Council meeting has just started, and today our fine public servants will vote on Verizon Fios’ entry into the city.
Though, reports the Inquirer, we won’t be sitting with faster Internet speeds and cheaper TV anytime soon:
[T]he council’s public works commission may finally decide whether to allow Verizon to offer cable television inside Philadelphia. Building the Verizon network would be a multi-year construction project.
I’m still not sure how this isn’t a done deal already, as Philadelphia is not known for needing palm-greasing or any other kind of back-scratching in order to get things done. We will have to wait and see.