Verizon FIOS – Urban areas difficult to wire

Verizon FIOS – Urban areas difficult to wire: “

This will come as no surprise to city dwellers who have seen suburban enclaves get very high speed data street by street while they languish on regular DSL. Boston.com writes on the difficulties of bringing fiber into ‘urban’ areas. They quote verizon as saying crews can run 70 feet of fiber-optic cable per hour in the suburbs, compared to 20 feet per hour in urban areas.. Verizon adds that .. installation is moving at a snail’s pace because it’s harder to run lines in an urban setting than in the neat, suburban grids where most of the more than 100,000 Massachusetts residents live who already subscribe to FiOS..

(Via broadbandreports.com.)

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