Verizon announced the first availability of Fios Internet, TV and phone services in several Boston neighborhoods, which residents can order by visiting www.verizon.com/BostonFios.
Fios is debuting just eight months after the company outlined a $300 million investment to build a fiber-optic network platform across Boston over the next six years. Capable of powering wired broadband, advanced wireless services, smart community solutions and future innovation, Verizon’s new 100% fiber-optic network platform will transform Boston’s technology infrastructure and bring competition and new choices to residents and businesses.
Beginning today Fios Internet, TV and phone are available to order in parts of Dorchester, Roslindale and West Roxbury. Residents in these first neighborhoods can go online to check Fios availability at their specific address.
Verizon also plans to bring Fios Internet, TV and phone service to Roxbury’s Dudley Square Innovation District before year’s end. Expansion will continue street-by-street, week-by-week, in Dorchester, Roslindale, West Roxbury and parts of Roxbury in 2017.
Since April’s announcement Verizon has placed more than 160 miles of fiber-optic wiring throughout Boston including large-capacity ‘feeder’ lines above and underneath city streets to prepare for eventually connecting fiber-optic lines directly to homes and businesses that order Fios service.
Verizon Fios uses a 100% fiber-optic network that provides equal upload and download speeds of up to 500 Mbps, making it the fastest internet and Wi-Fi available. With innovative Fios TV service, customers can enjoy crystal-clear HD picture quality. Fios Triple Play bundles, featuring 150/150 Mbps internet, Custom TV and phone begin at $79.99* per month online.
In November Verizon and the City of Boston reached an agreement to conduct a trial of smart communities solutions at the intersection of Mass Ave & Beacon Street. Construction is currently underway to install new traffic signals, lighting and video solutions which, for the first time, will work together to provide integrated data to city planners and engineers via Verizon’s fiber-optic network.
This ‘proof-of-concept’ pilot is expected to become operational later this year and is designed to help the City better inform and engage with its constituents.