Wiring
Boston for
the future.

Fios
is coming.

Wiring
Boston for
the future.

Fios
is coming.

Get ready for a 100% fiber-optic network that will transform Boston into one of America’s most technologically advanced cities. Fiber optics travel at the speed of light so Bostonians can look forward to some pretty powerful experiences.
 
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Group B   will be the second Group to get Fios. Please complete the form below to be notified as soon as Fios is available and to receive important updates on the Fios buildout in your area.

Group A will be the first Group to get Fios. Please complete the form below to be notified as soon as Fios is available and receive important updates on the Fios build out in your area.

 

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You are in Group  , which means your Group will get connected in the next phase. But don’t let that stop you from registering now so you can be the first to vote!

Enter your address below to register and we’ll let you know as soon as voting begins for your Fiber Zone. See you at the starting line!

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Look what we've been up to as we build out Fios in Boston.

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Fios is here!

December 6, 2016
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (left) with Verizon EVP Bob Mudge signing the agreement to make Fios services available to order in parts of Dorchester, Roslindale and West Roxbury neighborhoods, just eight months after we announced our plans to make it our first One Fiber city.
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Creating excitement.

December 9, 2016
Former linebacker Tedy Bruschi meets with fans and signs memorabilia at a café in West Roxbury.
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Bringing 100% fiber optics to Boston.

Verizon’s investment in a fiber network in Boston will not only bring the gold standard in internet and entertainment delivery, but will also provide a foundation on which the next-generation services will be built. Better matters, and here’s how we’re bringing it to you.

 
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Fios

Fios is not cable. We're wired differently. With Verizon's 100% fiber-optic network, you'll experience better bandwidth, better speed and better reliability as well as the incredibly lifelike quality of Fios TV. Offering upload AND download speeds up to 500 Mbps, it's the fastest internet and Wi-Fi available-something cable can't match.

Fios is also the most awarded service in the industry, including rating highest in customer satisfaction in the East region by J.D. Power, and rated #1 in Internet Speed for 11 years running by PC Magazine.

 
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Wireless

When you think of wireless services, you may not realize how essential the fiber network is in providing the fast speeds, unmatched reliability and capacity, and better coverage you've come to expect from Verizon Wireless.

Beyond improving current services, the new fiber-based platform in Boston will enable faster implementation of next-generation services in development today - like 5G, which can deliver 50x the speed of 4G LTE.

 
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Business

Faster connections into the network help businesses to compete in a market where milliseconds matter. The fiber network in Boston will enable Verizon to deliver flexible and scalable business solutions, including a range of speed choices up to 10 GigE; burstable and tiered pricing alternatives; and QoS options for network traffic prioritization, all complementing Verizon service offerings for security, VPN, VoIP, cloud and web hosting.

With better coverage, better solutions and better reliability, fiber means better business.

 
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Smart Cities

Innovations in machine-to-machine technology and wireless networks are helping municipalities gain better insight into the needs of their communities. Equipped with accurate and near real-time information, cities will be able to develop strategies to improve their infrastructure and keep people safe.

Verizon will be partnering with the City of Boston to conduct a Smart Cities trial with sensors and traffic signal control technology to help decrease congestion and improve traffic flow, as well as better communicate during emergencies, improve safety, be more energy efficient and more.

 

Questions are great. Answers are better.

Verizon’s fiber network will bring big changes to Boston. So here are the answers to some of the questions you may have.

  • Verizon Fiber in Boston

    • What does this fiber network build mean for Boston?

    • It’s big! This network transformation project is positioned to bring fiber across the city over the next 5-6 years, enabling advanced solutions for consumers and businesses alike. Powered by a state-of-the-art a 100% fiber optic internet service provider network, Verizon Fios, improved 4G performance, 5G wireless advancement, enhanced Ethernet solutions and Smart City applications are just part of what will be enabled by this significant infrastructure investment.

    • Why Boston and why now?

    • There’s never been a better time. Boston is a leader in supporting and growing the innovation economy, and we have a creative, new approach to make Boston one of the most technologically-advanced cities in America. Developing a fiber platform like this positions Boston for current and future technologies and services across the city, and allows us to transition from our existing copper network technology where it makes sense. This approach gives Verizon and the city flexibility and the ability to innovate, develop and deliver services with a mix of technologies. In short, Boston deserves it!

    • How will it benefit Boston?

    • Fiber is a great technology equalizer and the benefits are numerous. Besides residents and businesses having access to the best broadband, wireless and entertainment services available, This investment is about economic growth and development, attraction and retention of talent and college grads, stronger neighborhoods and communities, and smart city applications to help everything run just a little more smoothly.

    • Will every home and business in Boston get fiber?

    • Our goal is to bring fiber across the city and reach as many customers as is possible. For Verizon Fios services specifically, customer interest is an important factor and we do have thresholds that must be met. Experience also tells us that in some cases we may not be able to reach everyone who wants our service. For example, there will be some situations like permission or access restrictions, extensive costs that make the build financially impractical, or buildings that are locked into long-term contracts with cable companies. We think those will be few and far between, and based on a highly specific set of circumstances.

    • When does the fiber build start and end?

    • We are currently offering services in Group A and will be rolling out services to more neighborhoods beginning in early 2017. We estimate the build throughout the city will take 5-6 years, as we complete one area and expand to others. This is a big project, but Fiber Zones allow for more rapid deployment.

  • Fios Build Prioritization

    • How do you decide what part of the city gets build first?

    • The city has been divided into 4 Groups – A, B, C and D – and each group will be sub-divided into Fiber Zones. These Fiber Zones are to help us build a very practical way for planning, engineering and deployment, and they allow us to prioritize our build plans based in part on customer interest/pre-registration for Fios services.

      In collaboration with the city, we’ve agreed that Group A will be built first, and Group B will follow, both in the first couple of years of the build. Groups C and D will follow a few years after.

      Map showing Boston Fiber Zones

    • What does it mean to "register" for fios?

    • When you register with Verizon, you’re letting us know you’re interested in getting Fios at your home or business. It also allows us to notify you as soon as Fios is available at your address and to receive updates on the Boston buildout.

    • Is there a minimum pre-registration level required to build an area for Fios?

    • Yes. A minimum threshold of customer registration is required in a specific Fiber Zone for us to build, unless there are other business reasons for the fiber network expansion in the area. All the more reason to ensure all your neighbors register!

    • How will Verizon keep me up to date as the fiber network build progresses?

    • We will keep you informed of our progress via the contact info you provided during the registration process so you’ll know when you’re able to order.

    • Will my registration information be kept private?

    • Verizon will not share your personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Verizon, except in the situations described in the Verizon Privacy Policy. You can read more about the information Verizon may collect from users or from the use of Verizon Fios services, at www.verizon.com/about/privacy/fios-privacy-policy

  • Plans & Services

    • What services can we look forward to?

    • The fiber network build in Boston will enable solutions for consumers, businesses, and the city itself.

      Verizon Fios. 100% fiber optics gives Fios the edge to deliver the best Internet and entertainment services available. With Internet speeds up to 500 Mbps in BOTH directions, it’s something cable just can’t match. Fios is also one of the most awarded services in broadband/entertainment history.

      Fios Video is now available in some neighborhoods. With innovative Fios TV service, customers can enjoy crystal-clear HD picture quality. We will work to bring it to other neighborhoods working with the Mayor and his teams to obtain a video license.

      Wireless. When you think of wireless services, you may not realize how essential the wireline network is in providing the fast speeds and strong connectivity you’ve come to expect from Verizon Wireless. Fiber enables us to densify connection points, and provide fast and consistent service. Beyond improving current services, the new fiber-based platform for Boston will provide the technology to deliver advanced wireless services, including faster implementation of next-generation services under development, such as 5G. 5G wireless service is projected to provide 50 times the throughput of current 4G LTE, latency in the single milliseconds, and the ability to handle exponentially more Internet-connected devices.

      Smart Cities. Innovations in machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and wireless networks are helping public and private organizations gain better insight into the needs of their communities. Equipped with accurate and near real-time information, cities like Boston will be able to develop strategies to improve their infrastructure, plan for long-term growth, create more energy efficient environments, and keep people safe. Verizon is partnering with the City of Boston on sensor trials to control traffic signals and help decrease congestion. Other applications available include smart signage for public safety notifications, smart waste management solutions, smart lighting in pedestrian areas, and more.

      Business. For businesses, especially large enterprises, faster connections into the network enable them to compete in a market where milliseconds matter. The fiber network in Boston will enable Verizon to deliver flexible and scalable business solutions, including a range of speed options up to 10 GigE, burstable and tiered pricing options, and QoS options for network traffic prioritization, all complementing Verizon service offerings for security, VPN, VoIP, cloud and web hosting.

    • What will the Fios Offers be?

    • We are starting to offer Fios TV for parts of Group A and will continue to work to build out the network and bring you our best offers. Fios pricing and offers in Boston will align to our strong promotional rates in the Massachusetts area available at that time. We offer a wide array of bundles and packages that meet the diverse needs of our consumer and business customers.

      See our current offers

      Our offers change often so check back regularly.

  • Contact Us

    • What services can we look forward to?

    • We know not all questions about our Boston plans were answered here, so you may send inquiries and comments to bostonfiber@verizon.com.

  • Verizon Fiber in Boston
  • Fios Build Prioritization
  • Plans & Services
  • Contact Us
  • What does this fiber network build mean for Boston?

  • It’s big! This network transformation project is positioned to bring fiber across the city over the next 5-6 years, enabling advanced solutions for consumers and businesses alike. Powered by a state-of-the-art a 100% fiber optic internet service provider network, Verizon Fios, improved 4G performance, 5G wireless advancement, enhanced Ethernet solutions and Smart City applications are just part of what will be enabled by this significant infrastructure investment.

  • Why Boston and why now?

  • There’s never been a better time. Boston is a leader in supporting and growing the innovation economy, and we have a creative, new approach to make Boston one of the most technologically-advanced cities in America. Developing a fiber platform like this positions Boston for current and future technologies and services across the city, and allows us to transition from our existing copper network technology where it makes sense. This approach gives Verizon and the city flexibility and the ability to innovate, develop and deliver services with a mix of technologies. In short, Boston deserves it!

  • How will it benefit Boston?

  • Fiber is a great technology equalizer and the benefits are numerous. Besides residents and businesses having access to the best broadband, wireless and entertainment services available, This investment is about economic growth and development, attraction and retention of talent and college grads, stronger neighborhoods and communities, and smart city applications to help everything run just a little more smoothly.

  • Will every home and business in Boston get fiber?

  • Our goal is to bring fiber across the city and reach as many customers as is possible. For Verizon Fios services specifically, customer interest is an important factor and we do have thresholds that must be met. Experience also tells us that in some cases we may not be able to reach everyone who wants our service. For example, there will be some situations like permission or access restrictions, extensive costs that make the build financially impractical, or buildings that are locked into long-term contracts with cable companies. We think those will be few and far between, and based on a highly specific set of circumstances.

  • When does the fiber build start and end?

  • We are currently offering services in Group A and will be rolling out services to more neighborhoods beginning in early 2017. We estimate the build throughout the city will take 5-6 years, as we complete one area and expand to others. This is a big project, but Fiber Zones allow for more rapid deployment.

  • How do you decide what part of the city gets build first?

  • The city has been divided into 4 Groups – A, B, C and D – and each group will be sub-divided into Fiber Zones. These Fiber Zones are to help us build a very practical way for planning, engineering and deployment, and they allow us to prioritize our build plans based in part on customer interest/pre-registration for Fios services.

    In collaboration with the city, we’ve agreed that Group A will be built first, and Group B will follow, both in the first couple of years of the build. Groups C and D will follow a few years after.

    Map showing Boston Fiber Zones

  • What does it mean to "register" for fios?

  • When you register with Verizon, you’re letting us know you’re interested in getting Fios at your home or business. It also allows us to notify you as soon as Fios is available at your address and to receive updates on the Boston buildout.

  • Is there a minimum pre-registration level required to build an area for Fios?

  • Yes. A minimum threshold of customer registration is required in a specific Fiber Zone for us to build, unless there are other business reasons for the fiber network expansion in the area. All the more reason to ensure all your neighbors register!

  • How will Verizon keep me up to date as the fiber network build progresses?

  • We will keep you informed of our progress via the contact info you provided during the registration process so you’ll know when you’re able to order.

  • Will my registration information be kept private?

  • Verizon will not share your personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Verizon, except in the situations described in the Verizon Privacy Policy. You can read more about the information Verizon may collect from users or from the use of Verizon Fios services, at www.verizon.com/about/privacy/fios-privacy-policy

  • What services can we look forward to?

  • The fiber network build in Boston will enable solutions for consumers, businesses, and the city itself.

    Verizon Fios. 100% fiber optics gives Fios the edge to deliver the best Internet and entertainment services available. With Internet speeds up to 500 Mbps in BOTH directions, it’s something cable just can’t match. Fios is also one of the most awarded services in broadband/entertainment history.

    Fios Video is now available in some neighborhoods. With innovative Fios TV service, customers can enjoy crystal-clear HD picture quality. We will work to bring it to other neighborhoods working with the Mayor and his teams to obtain a video license.

    Wireless. When you think of wireless services, you may not realize how essential the wireline network is in providing the fast speeds and strong connectivity you’ve come to expect from Verizon Wireless. Fiber enables us to densify connection points, and provide fast and consistent service. Beyond improving current services, the new fiber-based platform for Boston will provide the technology to deliver advanced wireless services, including faster implementation of next-generation services under development, such as 5G. 5G wireless service is projected to provide 50 times the throughput of current 4G LTE, latency in the single milliseconds, and the ability to handle exponentially more Internet-connected devices.

    Smart Cities. Innovations in machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and wireless networks are helping public and private organizations gain better insight into the needs of their communities. Equipped with accurate and near real-time information, cities like Boston will be able to develop strategies to improve their infrastructure, plan for long-term growth, create more energy efficient environments, and keep people safe. Verizon is partnering with the City of Boston on sensor trials to control traffic signals and help decrease congestion. Other applications available include smart signage for public safety notifications, smart waste management solutions, smart lighting in pedestrian areas, and more.

    Business. For businesses, especially large enterprises, faster connections into the network enable them to compete in a market where milliseconds matter. The fiber network in Boston will enable Verizon to deliver flexible and scalable business solutions, including a range of speed options up to 10 GigE, burstable and tiered pricing options, and QoS options for network traffic prioritization, all complementing Verizon service offerings for security, VPN, VoIP, cloud and web hosting.

  • What will the Fios Offers be?

  • We are starting to offer Fios TV for parts of Group A and will continue to work to build out the network and bring you our best offers. Fios pricing and offers in Boston will align to our strong promotional rates in the Massachusetts area available at that time. We offer a wide array of bundles and packages that meet the diverse needs of our consumer and business customers.

    See our current offers

    Our offers change often so check back regularly.

  • What services can we look forward to?

  • We know not all questions about our Boston plans were answered here, so you may send inquiries and comments to bostonfiber@verizon.com.