Thursday January 05, 2017

Fire Department Faces $73K Fee From Verizon To Move Phone Cable

Verizon wants to charge a volunteer fire department $73,000 to move a phone cable to a new location. The company says that roughly 50% of the fee is for materials, the rest is labor charges. Seems excessive to me, especially considering it is a volunteer fire department. eek!

The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company has received a hefty estimate from Verizon for moving the current underground telephone cables to the other side of Deep Hole Road, where the company is slated to build a new fire station. The estimate has sparked outrage from the small island community and the fire company, itself.