IFIND IT LAUGHABLE that on a day when lobbyists for Comcast were deluging City Council with pleas to

delay Verizon's bid to bring FiOS service

to Philly, my cable TV (and Internet)

service was down for nearly 13 hours

due to yet another Comcast service interruption in my neighborhood, roughly the 40th time this year such an interruption has occurred, usually when a cloud appears in the sky, or when the wind blows.

I urge City Council to do the right thing and approve Verizon's efforts to bring competition to the city.

I'm confident I speak for thousands when I say I'm fed up with Comcast's lousy products and service, and would be among the first to switch to Verizon.

Tom Speyer