05.15.2014Personal Tech

NYC Boasts Largest Fiber Network Build Out in the U.S.

Verizon Has Installed Almost 89 Million Feet, or Nearly 17,000 Miles, of Fiber Optic Infrastructure in New York City

Verizon has installed almost 89 million feet, or nearly 17,000 miles, of fiber optic infrastructure in New York City, enough to stretch over six trips between New York and Los Angeles. 

The company’s fiber infrastructure in the city includes facilities for interoffice and backbone network equipment, specialized fiber for large enterprise customers, as well its revolutionary FiOS services serving consumers and small businesses.

Unlike cable, FiOS utilizes light to transfer video and data signals all the way to a home or business, making it the highest-performing communications technology available. 

FiOS currently delivers download speeds as high as 500 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of up to 100 Mbps – by far, the fastest Internet speeds available in the city. These speeds give customers the ability to download a two-hour HD video in just over a minute-and-a-half and upload the average PowerPoint presentation in less than a second. Unlike cable’s technology, FiOS is capable of delivering much faster Internet speeds for many years to come.
 

New York Boasts the Most Ambitious Fiber-optic Deployment in Any City in U.S. History

Verizon is meeting its goal to run its all-fiber telecommunications network throughout all five boroughs. “This is the largest, most ambitious fiber-optic deployment in any U.S. city,” said Kevin Service, Verizon’s president for the company’s Northeast area. “We have invested more than $3 billion in the city alone, making it one of the most ‘fiberized’ cities on the planet. Our 12,000 New York City employees are proud to bring this future-proof technology to the people of New York City.  

“There is clearly more work to do to bring FiOS services into buildings and complexes,” Service added. “And we have teams out on the streets every day knocking on the doors of landlords and property-management companies, and designing and engineering how to get FiOS services from out under the streets into their tenants’ apartments, businesses and offices.”

Verizon's 2013 Northeast Wireline Network Investment

 

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NEW YORK – Verizon has installed almost 89 million feet, or nearly 17,000 miles, of fiber optic infrastructure in New York City, enough to stretch over six trips between New York and Los Angeles. 

The company’s fiber infrastructure in the city includes facilities for interoffice and backbone network equipment, specialized fiber for large enterprise customers, as well its revolutionary FiOS services serving consumers and small businesses.

Unlike cable, FiOS utilizes light to transfer video and data signals all the way to a home or business, making it the highest-performing communications technology available. 

FiOS currently delivers download speeds as high as 500 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of up to 100 Mbps – by far, the fastest Internet speeds available in the city. These speeds give customers the ability to download a two-hour HD video in just over a minute-and-a-half and upload the average PowerPoint presentation in less than a second. Unlike cable’s technology, FiOS is capable of delivering much faster Internet speeds for many years to come.

New York Boasts the Most Ambitious Fiber-Optic Deployment in any City in U.S. History

Verizon is meeting its goal to run its all-fiber telecommunications network throughout all five boroughs. “This is the largest, most ambitious fiber-optic deployment in any U.S. city,” said Kevin Service, Verizon’s president for the company’s Northeast area. “We have invested more than $3 billion in the city alone, making it one of the most ‘fiberized’ cities on the planet. Our 12,000 New York City employees are proud to bring this future-proof technology to the people of New York City.  

“There is clearly more work to do to bring FiOS services into buildings and complexes,” Service added.  “And we have teams out on the streets every day knocking on the doors of landlords and property-management companies, and designing and engineering how to get FiOS services from out under the streets into their tenants’ apartments, businesses and offices.”

- See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/corporate/news-articles/2014/05-15-nyc-fib...

 

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