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The Future Requires Fiber

by ‎04-01-2011 03:47 PM - edited ‎04-01-2011 04:25 PM


{Editor’s Note} Our guest blogger is John 'CZ' Czwartacki. John directs a range of external communications efforts for Verizon, including serving as "Blog Editor" for the company's first web log and as coordinator of outreach to digital and other select media.  Original Post of "The Future Requires Fiber" posted on Verizon's Policyblog. 


By: John 'CZ' Czwartacki 


Welcome to the future, Kansas City, Kansas!


Google’s long awaited decision on which city it was going to wire with a local fiber network capable of delivering one gigabit broadband speeds is now public.  And, KCK, you are the lucky winners.


A ‘Dumb Pipe’ vs. Intelligent Networks

by Employee ‎03-08-2011 10:44 AM - edited ‎03-08-2011 10:45 AM


Last Sunday, the New York Times examined Hong Kong City Telecom and its $26 one-gigabit consumer broadband service. 


Online discussions of the story are fascinating, as savvy technophiles quickly caught on to issues with the Hong Kong service, particularly “advertised speed” versus “delivered speed.” What you see many not be exactly what you get.

There’s a lot behind the Times story that readers unfortunately also didn’t get – especially when it comes to their comparison of the Chinese service and Verizon FiOS Internet. 


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