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Friday, October 31, 2003


"RBOCs See Three Ways to FTTP"

"In the mood for a scary project? Try reaching between 50,000 and 640,000 homes next year with fiber connections. That's what three regional Bells -- BellSouth Corp., SBC Communications Inc. , and Verizon Communications Inc. -- say they can do. And now that we have some idea of what they're forecasting for the first phase of their big fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout, let's delve into how they plan to do what they're considering. The carriers have presented ... [several] types of deployment possibilities to their potential suppliers as part of the FTTP RFP."

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