Several Brewster residents have contacted us regarding the availability of FIOS television and internet. At this time, Brewster has not been approached about a video franchise license nor are we aware of any plans by Verizon to extend FIOS service onto Cape Cod.
Some residents have erroneously been told that they should contact the town regarding why FIOS is not available, implying that the Town of Brewster has blocking Verizon from offering FIOS services. This is not true. In order to offer video services, Verizon would need to obtain a cable television license just as Comcast has. Comcast does not have an 'exclusive" license, in fact, exclusive licenses are prohibited by federal law. Verizon is free to file an application, but has chosen not to done so for their own reasons.