Q: Why doesn't Cambridge have an alternative to Comcast, like Fios?
A: As someone also suffering at the hands of Comcast I feel your pain. Competitors are allowed and we would love to have Fios. If any Councillor had the power to bring in Fios they'd be universally revered! Several of us have begged Verizon to bring competition to the city. Unfortunately we're told that Verizon is not interested in doing city by city deals in Massachusetts; only in doing a state wide deal. Also, that was before the economic recession and Verizon’s announcement that they’re not doing any more Fios build outs. Verizon does have DSL service to homes in Cambridge if that's of interest; though I've had complaints about that as well. Additionally, the city is limited in the scope of its negotiation with Comcast by federal law.