But do you understand how long it took for that person to go to every residence in NYC to check?
I know you're joking, but of the 8+million residences, I'm really surprised there are only 30-40k properties with service requests that haven't been fullfilled. Per the doc:
* 2014-12-31 : 31,313 addresses with initial non-standard installation requests for service exceeding 12 months
* 2015-10-09 : 38,551 addresses...
* today - they don't have any more up to date info listed. The last count is from nearly a year ago!
That count went up, so I'm guessing that has almost nothing to do with "passing all households throughout the City". That's just, of the boatloads of properties they haven't passed, that's the small amount that managed to request service still.
FWIW, every time I've tried to check for FiOS at my addresses, I get asked to give them an email to let me know when there is service. Somehow, I doubt that counts as a service request, so I'm wondering how one does request it?