Not that I think it will ultimately matter, but Verizon has painted themselves in a corner. If they define "passed" the way Kevin Service did, they should be able to provide service to those 42,000 people. If they can't, then, even using their definition of "passed", they have failed to meet their franchise commitment.
Same as if he declared the accused to be a witch but couldn't explain why.
V: There are ways of telling whether she is a witch. P1: Are there? Well then tell us! (tell us) V: Tell me... what do you do with witches? P3: Burn'em! Burn them up! (burn burn burn) V: What do you burn apart from witches? P1: More witches! (P2 nudge P1) (pause) P3: Wood! V: So, why do witches burn? (long pause) P2: Cuz they're made of... wood? V: Gooood. (crowd congratulates P2) V: So, how do we tell if she is made of wood? P1: Build a bridge out of her! V: Ahh, but can you not also make bridges out of stone? P1: Oh yeah... V: Does wood sink in water? P1: No P3: No. It floats! P1: Let's throw her into the bog! (yeah yeah ya!) V: What also floats in water? P1: Bread P3: Apples P2: Very small rocks (V looks annoyed) P1: Cider P3: Grape gravy P1: Cherries P3: Mud King: A Duck! (all look and stare at king) V: Exactly! So, logically... P1(thinking): If she ways the same as a duck... she's made of wood! V: And therefore, (pause & think) P3: A witch! (P1: a witch)(P2: a witch)(all: a witch!)