Verizon FiOS expands again, but Verizon’s future is still wireless


A Verizon billboard in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. (credit: Verizon)

Verizon FiOS has begun offering services to customers in Boston, Massachusetts, and services should be available to 25,000 homes and businesses in the city by the end of the year.

Verizon mostly stopped expanding FiOS fiber-to-the-home service in 2010 and has since then focused on completing existing builds instead of moving into new cities. But the company changed course in April this year when it said it would finally do a large fiber buildout in Boston, replacing the copper lines used to deliver phone, Internet, and TV service. The company has said it’s also talking to other cities about possible fiber rollouts.

Residents of a few Boston neighborhoods are about to see the first fruits of that project.

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