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Super fast internet service is almost here: "Verizon just took a big step closer to getting a license to wire all five boroughs of New York City for its FiOS TV network. Today New York City's Franchise and Concession Review Committee voted unanimously to allow Verizon to proceed. The next step is approval from the Mayor's office and the New York State Public Service Commission--both should be easy checkoffs. After that, the real work begins for Verizon. Residents are concentrated in New York City, meaning many potential customers, but each building presents an engineering challenge, as does the city's aging infrastructure itself." [Silicon Alley Insider]