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Verizon 'Adds’ Fiber Markets

10/24/2004 8:00 PM Eastern

Verizon Communications Inc. disclosed nine new markets where it is deploying fiber-to-the-home technology that will allow the company to offer high-speed service beyond 5 Megabits per second, as well as advanced video services.

At a press conference in Falls Church, Va., Verizon executives said the new high-speed service will debut in that market over the next few weeks.

Other deployments include parts of Delaware and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, as well as parts of the following counties: Riverside, Orange and San Bernardino, Calif.; Hillsborough and Pasco, Fla.; Montgomery, Md.; Essex and Middlesex, Mass.; Nassau, Rockland and Westchester, N.Y.; Bucks and Chester, Pa.; and Arlington, Fairfax and Loudon, Va.

Verizon plans to launch video services — including video-on-demand, HDTV and Internet-protocol TV — next year.

Residents in Falls Church will be able to sign up for a service at 5 Mbps downstream, 2 Mbps upstream for $34.95 per month when ordering another Verizon service. The company is also offering service at 15 Mbps downstream, 2 Mbps upstream for $44.95 per month. And home businesses will be offered speeds at 30 Mbps downstream.

Verizon has already rolled the service out in Huntington Beach, Calif.; North Tampa, Fla.; and Keller, Texas.

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