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Verizon upgrades with G-PON

January 10, 2008

Verizon say they are upgrading FiOS with next-generation electronics to enhance the speeds, and thus the capabilities, of Verizon’s all-fiber-optic FiOS broadband, video and voice network.

Known as gigabit passive optical network (G-PON) equipment, the new electronics can increase the line-rate bandwidth on the Verizon fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network by four times downstream to the customer and eight times upstream back to the network. This provides the capability for future enhancements to Verizon’s FiOS Internet and FiOS TV products as new applications are developed and as customers demand more bandwidth

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