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Spectrum Bulk Billing / Fios InstallationJan 30, 2019

Perhaps it's a coincidence but Spectrum has just offered our co-op a bulk rate just has Verizon has notified our building that it's (finally) willing to install Fios. Currently, a majority of residents use Spectrum (internet and TV) and pay $100-$200+ per month. The bulk rate would be $50/month (for a service as good or better than what most people have now) that's even factoring covering the few people who don't use Spectrum.

The catch? Spectrum is requiring a 5 year contract to get the bulk rate.

Just wondering if we sign a long term deal with Spectrum, could Verizon find out and cancel Fios installation plans?

Does anyone have a rough idea how long it takes from the time a building gives Verizon the OK to install fiber to the time Fios service is actually working? If it's 1/2 a year or more, it might be more justifiable to sign with Spectrum now for the time being - who knows, maybe there will be a problem or delays with Fios installation.

Does Verizon ever offer a bulk rate as well and/or buy out a contract with a competing provider?

Any advice?

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bulk rate - co-op_owner Jan 30, 2019

my building has had a bulk rate for years, long before i lived there. we had fios installed and it was up to owners to negotiate with them to buy them out. because rate is so good, no one has opted to do so.

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