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Phil Harvey

July 12, 2006

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FiOS Fans Unite!

2:35 PM -- Lock up yer daughters! Here comes FiOS!

A FiOS watcher in Arlington, Mass.'s Morningside neighborhood sent us these photos to show that Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) will likely be turning on FiOS services there very soon to compete with RCN and Comcast.

Verizon is currently offering triple-play services in the area, but it's using DirecTV to carry the video part of the bundle. RCN Corp. and Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), however, have "one wire" triple-play services and are relatively reasonable, from what we hear.

Our FiOS watcher writes that the pics confirm "Verizon’s claim that since they had more aerial cable, they could roll out FTTH faster than SBC…"

Is someone striking up a big brass broadband effort in your 'hood? Send me proof and we'll post it here.— Phil Harvey, Aerial Editor, Light Reading

About the Author(s)

Phil Harvey

Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading

Phil Harvey is the Editor-in-Chief of Light Reading. He (barely) manages editorial operations and news coverage for the Light Reading network's digital properties, including Light Reading, The 5G Exchange, Connecting Africa, Telecoms.com and Broadband World News.

Phil rejoined Light Reading in 2018; he's been a member of the LR editorial staff for a combined 15 years. In between stints at Light Reading, he was the news editor at CRN and, before that, the communications director at Metaswitch Networks. During the late 90s, Phil covered networking and telecom in Silicon Valley as a staff writer at Upside (R.I.P.) and (the original) Red Herring magazine.

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