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Where Would NYC be on Fiber to the Home Without Verizon?

June, 2015

While fibeReality will never be an apologist for any corporation, the current attacks on Verizon regarding the reputed insufficient amount of Fiber To The Home (FTTH) activity in the city of New York are just unfair. Unlike Google, which currently appears to be concentrating more on making announcements on FTTH rather than actually deploying anything, no other firm other than Verizon has come close to spending the billions of dollars to connect fiber to residential customers in the United States. While Verizon will compete aggressively to protect its assets from competitors, the fact of the matter is that the city would probably have now have been at least a decade behind in getting fiber to homes without the service provider’s actions over the last several years.

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