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Verizon, AFC finalize FTTP gear accord

Tue, 02/03/2004 - 7:00pm
Jeff Baumgartner

Following an earlier agreement that named Advanced Fibre Communications (AFC) the primary supplier of central office and other "active" elements of Verizon 's fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) build-out plans, the two companies said Wednesday they had finalized a deal that extends that relationship through 2008.

Under the extended deal, Verizon will deploy AFC's line of "FiberDirect" products. Financial terms were not disclosed.

AFC and Verizon said they completed some early FTTP work in Q4 of 2003, and expect to begin field trails this summer.

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