BUFFALO, N.Y. - They can't get it, but boy do they want it!
A group of Buffalonians is lashing out against Verizon for not expanding its highly-popular FiOS-TV service to the City of Buffalo.
The group, called "Don't Bypass Buffalo," said the fiber-optic system would be a good fit for the Queen City. FiOS-TV is currently available in 10 local municipalities, including Amherst, Blasdell, the Town of Hamburg, the Village of Hamburg, Kenmore, Lackawanna, the Town of Orchard Park, the Village of Orchard Park, Tonawanda, and West Seneca.
Verizon inked franchise agreements with each of the municipalities, but has no plans to expand to Buffalo right now. According to"Don't Bypass Buffalo" Director Janique Curry, Verizon is ignoring the urban poor, whose population is largely comprised of minorities.
CURRY: There is a big disparity in the number of folks who are receiving FiOS, so...
REPORTER: A racial disparity?