Verizon FiOS user Paul McNamara reported that his TV, phone and broadband services were cut off due to ants eating through the outer casing of the fiber optic cable that brings service into his home.
Verizon may be aggressively bringing fiber to the home (FTTH) services into multi-dwelling units (MDUs)--particularly in areas like New York City--but the segment has a number of unique attributes.
Verizon has taken another step in transitioning its copper network to all-fiber in western Fire Island, New York, as the state's Public Service Commission (PUC) said it recommended closing its review of the telco's plans.
Verizon may see New York City as one of its key growth markets for FiOS, but it looks like it won't meet its June 30, 2014 deadline to fulfill its promise of building out its fiber to the premises (FTTP) network throughout the entire city.
FairPoint has upgraded its last mile network in eight southern New Hampshire communities to extend 100 Mbps speeds to more than 58,000 subscribers that qualify for the fiber to the home (FTTH) service. FairPoint assumed ownership of the network when it purchased Verizon's New England lines in 2008.
Verizon's FiOS customers are being greeted with yet another fee as the telco has added a $1 charge to its FiOS voice bills.
AT&T has issued an upbeat second-quarter 2014 forecast about its U-verse broadband and TV results during what is typically a challenging quarter.
Now, 2.6 million residents and businesses spread across Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. will be able to record 12 TV shows simultaneously. Verizon announced this week that it has expanded the rollout of its FiOS Quantum TV service to subscribers in these areas, building on a launch that began April 1 in North Texas and Harrisburg, Penn.
Verizon may still be one of the largest telco TV players, but the telco is seeing that in the markets where it offers its FiOS services, wireline broadband is becoming the dominant product.
Whether it's becoming more available thanks to copper to fiber migrations, or whether consumers are just finding more reasons to buy, broadband was a big plus for cable and telephone service providers in the first quarter of 2014, Leichtman Research Group found.