Verizon makes FiOS progress in New York City

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Verizon may have decided to scale back its Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) deployments with a focus on existing markets where it has already deployed the technology, but in New York City the service provider's efforts continue to cause pain for cable incumbent Cablevision.

According to an article in Multichannel News, Verizon has reached the halfway mark of its FTTH network rollout goals to the city's eight million residents. To date, Verizon FiOS passes about 1.8 million homes and businesses, or 58 percent of the of the city's 3.1 million households.  

What's more, the service provider reports that it's on track to meet its citywide franchise obligation to pass 54 of the city's premises by the end of 2010.

"Clearly, here in New York City, we're going full steam," said Paul Sullivan, Verizon's vice president of operations for the region, adding that the service provider should be able to have all premises in New York's five boroughs connected to FiOS by the end of 2014.  

For more:
- Multichannel News has this article

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