Washington Becomes the 16th State to Receive FiOS
December 05, 2005
Verizon brings FiOS internet service to the state of Washington. Washington becomes the 16th state to be part of the Verizon FiOS network. This state will be the next to start experiencing super high speed data connections and quality voice services from the Verizon FiOS service.
The first counties to receive the new FiOS service is King and Snohomish county. Verizon announced that customers in the cities of Bellevue, Everett, Bothell, Kirkand, Kenmore, and Redmond will be among the first to receive the fiber optic internet service as well as the crystal clear voice services.
The FiOS service is already being offered in 15 other states and continues to expand its service within those 15 states. Previously, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Virginia were the only states able to receive Verizon's FiOS service.
Now that Washington has been added to the list, this gives us a total of 16 states in the nation able to receive the fiber optic internet service. In the future, the FiOS service is capable of providing television services in the future, once a video franchise has been acquired for the region.
Currently, FiOS TV is available only in Herndon/Fairfax County, VA and Keller, Texas. When FiOS TV does arrive to Washington, it will bring competition to the current existing cable television providers.
Verizon FiOS will bring high speed internet access to both residential homes and businesses thoughout King and Snohomish county. This new service will replace the traditional copper wire with a fiber optic cable network. Verizon FiOS will stimulate competition with other local internet service and cable television providers.
Verizon provides a combination of low prices with incredibly fast internet connection speeds, thereby, making Verizon one of the top leaders in their field. An estimated 2.7 million feet of fiber optic cables will be strung throughout the region in 2006. These fiber optic cables will either be buried underground or strung from the utility poles.
By the end of this year, FiOS will be available to over 3 million homes and businesses in the nation. Before the end of 2006, 6 million homes and businesses will be able to enjoy the speeds that fiber optic cable brings. In order to build the FiOS network, Verizon hired around 5,000 new employees throughout the nation during the past year and a half.
As many residents from states where FiOS has not been deployed wait for FiOS to arrive to them, Washington residents can enjoy the lightning fast internet connection speeds and crystal clear voice communication brought by Verizon FiOS.