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.