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Verizon Begins Fiber Upgrade in D.C.

by Employee ‎09-01-2009 12:27 PM - edited ‎09-29-2009 10:32 PM

MayorFenty.jpgThe countdown to FiOS TV and more cable choice is underway in the nation's capital.

D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and key city leaders today helped Verizon officially launch the project to upgrade the Verizon network to all fiber optics in the District.  Verizon will begin offering its award-winning FiOS TV and FiOS Internet services over this all-fiber-optic network in parts of Southeast Washington later this year.

Although FiOS TV and Internet service have been available in the Washington area for several years, now District homes and businesses are being equipped to receive the state-of-the-art FiOS technology.  Verizon is building its fiber-optic network in other major cities including New York City and Philadelphia.

Verizon FiOS transforms the way people watch and interact with their television service providing superior picture-and-sound quality; more than 120 high-definition channels; ultra-fast Internet speeds; and the innovative, interactive features available only from FiOS.

A project as ambitious as wiring an entire city takes time, and the Washington, D.C. construction is not scheduled to be finished until 2018.  However, services will be offered to city residents as construction is completed neighborhood by neighborhood.  The first areas to get FiOS TV include the Barry Farms, Brightwood, Columbia Heights, Crestwood, Fort Stanton, Friendship Heights, Historic Anacostia, Petworth, Shepherd Park, Sheridan, Tenleytown, Van Ness and Woodley Park neighborhoods in the Northwest and Southeast quadrants.


UPDATE: Check out the post and video from the event at the Verizon PolicyBlog




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