Debra Baker

Debra Baker

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Verizon on track to blanket New York City with fiber-optic infrastructure

Picture some 17,000 miles of fiber-optic cabling – equaling six trips between New York City and Los Angeles – and you'll have some idea of how much infrastructure Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) has installed in the Big Apple. That infrastructure includes interoffice and backbone network equipment, specialized fiber for large enterprises, and consumer and SMB FiOS services.

ABI: Global fiber broadband adoption keeps Huawei, ZTE at the top

Increasing fiber-optic broadband coverage and adoption are driving fiber-optic broadband device shipment growth, according to a new study from ABI Research. ABI reports that fiber-optic customer premises equipment represents 26 percent of total shipments in 2013, which translates into 146 million devices.