Verizon, which halted build out of its FiOS fiber to the premise (FTTP) infrastructure last year, will stay that course Verizon CEO and Chairman Lowell McAdam said at last week's UBS Global Media and Communications Conference. McAdam said some "fringe" deployment may occur, but that "deploying fiber in a lot of new markets isn't in the cards."
However, "I think there are more opportunities to partner out of market with companies that are there versus us going in and deploying FiOS," McAdam added.
McAdam's remarks were reported by Fierce Telecom.
Verizon spokesman Bob Varettoni declined to elaborate on McAdam's comments when asked specifically with whom Verizon might partner to build FTTP infrastructure beyond its current footprint.