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FiOS Fans Unite!

Phil Harvey

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

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Michael Harris
Michael Harris
12/5/2012 | 3:48:55 AM
re: FiOS Fans Unite!

You sure this is really a FiOS rollout? As Rayno just reported, Verizon is losing a lot of copper plant to theft. Maybe VZ is only installing fiber to prevent wire stealing by junkies? ;)

Rayno has the details at
12/5/2012 | 3:48:53 AM
re: FiOS Fans Unite!

Supposed to be soon right?

12/5/2012 | 3:48:51 AM
re: FiOS Fans Unite!
Lightspeed's a lot harder to track. But I'm open to reporting and publishing any next-gen broadband rehabs going on. Send in the pics.

And if you can find me someone who has HDTV on Project Lightspeed, I'll buy you a steak dinner.

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