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Before I married, I lived in an apartment.  Nestled by tall trees, and surrounded by people chiefly in their 20s and 30s, I liked my bachelor pad.  Due to the lack of gadgets and Internet-connected devices in the early ‘90s, however, my free time was spent at the local golf course, hanging out at the pool or relaxing on the patio.  But the thing I most remember from my apartment days was watching the infamous police chase with O.J. Simpson.  As a newshound, I was riveted.


Rewind 20 years and the contrast looms large.  As a 20-something, I had no high def TV.  In fact, I watched the O.J. drama unfold on my modest 19-inch TV and prayed my spotty cable TV service wouldn’t croak.  My remote control was dumb.  I had no high speed Internet connection to stream video content or zip emails to friends.  I didn’t own a cell phone; I couldn’t post comments about the slow white Bronco to Facebook; and the only things that tweeted back then were the birds in nearby oaks.


Fortunately, today’s apartment and condo dwellers have a lot more going for them when it comes to enjoying technologies’ riches.  Too often, however, people think you have to live in a single family home to get the best in broadband and entertainment services -- not so.


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Bob Elek

Manager - Media Relations

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Bob stays on top of developments and issues with Verizon’s Consumer and Mass Business segment from his home base in Florida. He has been involved with FiOS since it was first being developed and deployed in 2004.

Alberto Canal

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Alberto is in the public relations group. He loves to share tech, sustainability, feel-good, and random news of interest. A happy FiOS quad play customer, he likes to use his family as guinea pigs.

Deidre Hart

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Deidre is a member of the consumer PR team and loves to talk everything FiOS and everything football. She’s also a happy Triple Play customer.

Phil Santoro

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Phil has been extolling the virtues of FiOS ever since he had his Triple Play installed and can’t image how he ever managed without it. He writes about developing technologies that enable him to fuel his addiction to movies and sports whenever he wants, no matter where he is.

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Caroline manages the Verizon FiOS Google+ page, capturing the latest in entertainment, technology, sports and everything in between. She loves using social media and the written word to extend the FiOS conversation.

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