Verizon Communications has taken the final step before it begins construction of its “fiber to the premises,” or FTTP, network, which is expected to begin in early 2004. “On Monday the company announced it has selected the last of its equipment suppliers. The four vendors named will supply the carrier with fiber-optic cabling and other outside plant equipment, also known as the “passive” elements of the FTTP system. The vendors are Corning Cable Systems, a subsidiary of Corning; ADC; Preformed Line Products; and Tyco Electronics.”
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