Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Verizon to Bring FiOS Services to Apartments, Condos

Verizon outlined plans to bring its FiOS Internet and FiOS TV services to a larger number of apartments, condos and other multi-dwelling units. Specifically, Verizon Enhanced Communities is launching a major marketing campaign, sending business development executives and engineers to meet with multi- dwelling-unit (MDU) owners and condominium/co-op associations to negotiate marketing and access agreements and technology upgrades.

The Enhanced Communities group also has worked with developers to connect new homes to Verizon's fiber network. The group has agreements with builders and developers covering roughly 152,000 homes.

Verizon is using various deployment scenarios, including pulling fiber-optic service right to each unit or deploying an ONT in the building and using existing wiring. http://www.verizon.com

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