Verizon expands Fios FTTH broadband network in Massachusetts

Dec. 12, 2022
The FTTH deployment will pass more than 70,000 homes and businesses, Verizon asserts.

Verizon (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) says it plans to extend its Fios fiber to the home (FTTH) network to the Massachusetts communities of Worcester, Brockton, Lowell, Everett, Milton, Newburyport, and Plainville. The FTTH deployment will pass more than 70,000 homes and businesses, Verizon asserts.

The company says the deployments build on a $750 million network investment in 2021 that saw the deployment of more than 1,000 miles of fiber. The company is particularly active in Boston and Springfield, MA (see “Verizon adds more neighborhoods to its Boston FTTP deployments”). Verizon offers speed tiers starting at a symmetrical 300 Mbps, topping off at up to 940 Mbps downstream and 880 Mbps upstream without data caps. The company also offers broadband via fixed wireless access in parts of the state.

“Verizon is focused on delivering broadband internet service, and the major economic benefits associated with it, to the people of Massachusetts,” said Kevin Service, senior vice president of wireline network operations for Verizon. “From Fios to 5G Home, more Verizon customers than ever across the Bay State have access to high-speed internet to fuel how they work, live, and play.”

“Fios benefits Worcester residents as they continue to recover from the economic impact of the pandemic by offering fast and reliable network connectivity at a time when we continue to rely on online services to function remotely,” commented Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty.

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About the Author

Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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