Monday, January 7, 2008

Verizon Moves to Widespread GPON Deployments

Verizon announced that it is moving ahead with widespread deployment of GPON technology. Technicians are now installing FiOS with the GPON electronics, thereby increasing the potential line-rate bandwidth on the Verizon fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network by four times downstream to the customer and eight times upstream back to the network. The new equipment is being used in communities where Verizon is building FTTP

for the first time. These states where Verizon began initial deployment of G-PON are: California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Texas.

Verizon previously has been deploying BPON (broadband passive optical network) technology.

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