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Verizon FTTP in Mass.

Monty Solomon (
Mon, 4 Apr 2005 20:26:20 -0400

Verizon Brings Fiber to Consumers and Small Businesses in 11
Additional Massachusetts Communities

Industry-Leading Verizon Fiber-to-the-Premises Network Means Blazing-Fast
Data, Crystal Clear Voice and Video Capability

Company's Transformational Technology to Benefit Residential and Business
Customers, Boost Economic Development

BOSTON, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon is bringing to 11 additional
communities in Massachusetts one of the most significant advancements
in telecommunications technology in the past 100 years.

The company today announced it is rolling out a fiber-optic network -
known as fiber to the premises, or FTTP -- to many customers in the
communities of Georgetown, Hamilton, Littleton, Marlborough,
Middleboro, Needham, Stoneham, Tewksbury, Tyngsborough, Wakefield and

The all-fiber network will deliver faster data speeds and crystal
clear voice, and also has the capability to offer a full suite of
video services, a competitive choice to existing cable television
providers. The company will seek a franchise agreement before
offering cable TV service in a selected community.

Today's announcement brings to 39 the number of communities in eastern
Massachusetts identified by the company for deployment of its
all-fiber network. The others are Andover, Bedford, Belmont, Boxford,
Burlington, Canton, Dedham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Lakeville,
Lexington, Lincoln, Lynn, Lynnfield, North Reading, Nahant, Natick,
Newton, Reading, Sherborn, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wellesley,
Westborough, West Newbury, Westwood, Winchester and Woburn.

FTTP uses hair-thin strands of fiber and optical electronics to
directly link homes and businesses to Verizon's network. The
state-of-the-art network upgrade will unleash a range of advanced
communication services.


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