We've discussed the story of the Verizon (originally Bell Atlantic) agreement in Pennsylvania before. The deal was that Verizon would provide fiber to the home for every Pennsylvania resident in exchange for certain tax breaks and benefits. The deal was supposed to lead to every home in the state receiving a 45 Mbps connection. By 2004, 50% of all homes were scheduled to have this connection. Teletruth, the organization that spends a lot of time on this one issue, is now pointing out that it's 2004 and no one in Pennsylvania is getting a 45 Mbps fiber connection to their home supplied by Verizon - but Verizon has kept all the money they got as a result of the deal. Thus, they're asking that Verizon give back $1,135 (the approximate amount each household has paid) to each household in the state.
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