Verizon will install its FiOS network in New York University’s faculty housing in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, under an agreement reached by the company and the university. The agreement marks the first installation of Verizon’s FiOS network and associated Internet and TV services at a university or college in New York City. Installation work at NYU’s Silver Towers and Washington Square Village began August 3. Faculty members living in the 2,300 units will be able to order the new services about the time the fall semester starts in September.
Verizon’s FiOS Internet and TV are powered by its all-fiber-optic network, which the company is building in all five boroughs of the city. Verizon will utilize newly developed optical network terminals (ONTs) that are designed for use in apartment complexes. The ONTs, about the size of a basic home router, can be placed under desks or on shelves and simplify the installation of FiOS services. (For more on Verizon’s ONTs, click here).