Monday, January 17, 2005

Verizon Extends FTTP in New England

Verizon has begun deploying its FTTP network in Rhode Island and in 19 communities in Middlesex and Essex Counties of Massachusetts. Verizon began building its FTTP network last year in parts of California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. To help build the network across the country, Verizon plans to hire between 3,000 and 5,000 new employees by the end of this year, including hundreds in Massachusetts.



Verizon also said the early customer feedback to its new fiber-based Internet access service called FiOS has been "very positive," with broadband subscribers more than doubling in the company's inaugural FiOS market of Keller, Texas, just outside Dallas/Fort Worth.
http://www.verizon.comThere are three tiers of Verizon FiOS Internet Service for consumers:

  • 5 Mbps (megabits per second) downstream and 2 Mbps upstream. $34.95 a month as part of a calling package, or $39.95 a month stand-alone.


  • 15 Mbps downstream and 2 Mbps upstream. $44.95 a month as part of a calling package, or $49.95 a month stand-alone.


  • 30 Mbps downstream and 5 Mbps upstream. Designed for communications-intensive power users with significant bandwidth needs such as telecommuters or work-at-home households and avid online gamers. $199.95 a month.

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