Thursday, March 01, 2007

Verizon earns analyst plaudits for upgrading copper to fiber

Verizon paid a short term share price for committing itself to replace copper cable endangered with obsolescence by skyrocketing digital bandwidth demand. But the telco is earning high marks from industry analysts for adopting its FTTH (Fiber To The Home) strategy that better positions the company in the long term to offer the triple play service package of voice, high speed Internet and video since fiber offers far greater carrying capacity than copper. Local governments also see the long term fiber advantage, with some engaged in public/private partnerships to put in fiber-based systems, particularly in areas where legacy metal wire based systems aren't expected to be replaced with fiber in the foreseeable.

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