Verizon is having a rough go of it of late in Wellesley, with the latest example being in evidence at the downtown post office.
Not only are Wellesley Square post office patrons dealing with the usual long lines of the holiday season, but the queues have been particularly slow at the downtown office this week due to what’s described on a makeshift sign as computer problems caused by issues with Verizon’s network. I overheard an employee discussing the problem (“we keep asking them to get the wires up out of the ground, where they keep getting wet…”) with a patron before I bailed on the stagnant line. The employee noted hearing about a local school also suffering from Verizon issues.
These problems come on the heels of Wellesley Media alerting customers at the start of the month that it could not provide live streaming and other services due to a Verizon issue that has since been resolved.
Wellesley Media FIOS has been down since noon today. Live streaming of the cable channels will resume once the issue as been resolved
— Wellesley Media Corp (@Wellesley_Media) December 3, 2014
November ended/December started with some Wellesley residents being among the 400,000 Massachusetts households stripped of Fox25 TV during Verizon’s dispute with Cox Media.
We inquired at Verizon to find out if any of the problems might be part of a larger issue with the network in town, but a corporate spokesman says there are no major network problems in Wellesley.