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Verizon FTTP in Mass

Monty Solomon (
Tue, 18 Jan 2005 12:33:24 -0500

Verizon's New High-Fiber 'Diet' for 19 Eastern Massachusetts
Communities: Blazing-Fast Data, Crystal Clear Voice and Video

Verizon Building Its Industry-Leading Fiber-to-the-Premises Network;
Company's Transformational Technology to Benefit Residential and
Business Customers, Boost Economic Development

BOSTON, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon is bringing to 19 communities
in Middlesex and Essex Counties one of the most significant
advancements in telecommunications technology in the past 100 years.

The company today announced it is building a fiber-optic network that
will deliver faster data speeds, crystal clear voice -- and also has
the capability to offer a full suite of video services -- to residence
and business customers in Andover, Bedford, Belmont, Boxford,
Burlington, Holliston, Hopkinton, Lexington, Lincoln, Lynnfield, North
Reading, Natick, Newton, Reading, Sherborn, Topsfield, West Newbury,
Winchester and Woburn.

Verizon's all-fiber system is capable of carrying a competitive choice
to the existing cable television providers. The company will seek a
franchise agreement from the local authority before offering a
cable-TV-type service in a selected community.


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