Verizon accelerates transition from copper to fiber

Hurricane Sandy added urgency to changes
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In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom takes a look at one of its biggest stories of the year, Verizon's move to accelerate the transition of its copper network in areas near systems where it offers FiOS TV and Internet service. Verizon also plans to replace parts of its copper network with fiber in areas that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy, including New York City's Broad Street Area and parts of New Jersey. Verizon CFO Fran Shammo told analysts earlier this year that the company will migrate any "chronic customer" on their copper line--meaning a customer who has two truck rolls to service the copper line during a six month period--to FiOS. Read more

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