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July 12, 2006
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
Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading
Phil Harvey has been a Light Reading writer and editor for more than 18 years combined. He began his second tour as the site's chief editor in April 2020.
His interest in speed and scale means he often covers optical networking and the foundational technologies powering the modern Internet.
Harvey covered networking, Internet infrastructure and dot-com mania in the late 90s for Silicon Valley magazines like UPSIDE and Red Herring before joining Light Reading (for the first time) in late 2000.
After moving to the Republic of Texas, Harvey spent eight years as a contributing tech writer for D CEO magazine, producing columns about tech advances in everything from supercomputing to cellphone recycling.
Harvey is an avid photographer and camera collector – if you accept that compulsive shopping and "collecting" are the same.
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