BOSTON -- Residents in parts of Jamaica Plain and Hyde Park are now able to order Verizon Fios Internet, TV and phone services as the company announces the start of expansion of its 100% fiber-optic network into these Boston neighborhoods. Residents can visit www.verizon.com/BostonFios to check Fios availability at a specific address, and to sign up for email updates as the build out continues.
Verizon is bringing superfast Fios Internet, Custom TV packages, and Digital Voice services to more neighborhoods just days after approval of a video franchise by the Mayor of City of Boston. This marks the next step forward in the company's $300 million investment to build a 100% fiber-optic network platform across Boston over six years.
Verizon began its Fios rollout within the City of Boston in December of 2016, offering service initially in parts of Dorchester, Roslindale, West Roxbury and Roxbury (including the Dudley Square Innovation District), and continues construction and expansion in these neighborhoods.
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"Boston has welcomed Fios, and the superior service, competition and choice Verizon delivers, with open arms," said New England Region President, Donna Cupelo. "Since we introduced Fios in Boston late last year we've almost doubled available data speed, and now offer our Fios Gigabit Connection service. Our teams are outside everyday transforming Boston's technology foundation."
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The Verizon Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to non-profit Tech Goes Home to support entrepreneurs in Boston's underserved neighborhoods with small business training at the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (NDC) Computer Learning Center and Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation (EDC). The program includes digital tools to enhance management, marketing, and sales; the option to purchase a new tablet or laptop for $50; and assistance improving English-language skills.
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