Verizon and Cablevision are battling it out in the New York metropolitan area, with claims of who has the best fiber network. Verizon doesn’t take kindly to the fact that Cablevision is clearly trying to counter Verizon’s FiOS publicity of an advanced FTTH network. While Cablevision has a very advanced network, it is fiber to the node, with coax connections to the home. The real question to ponder is do consumers really care whether fiber is extended all the way to their home. Probably not – both networks are providing an advanced triple play experience. Time will tell whether one has a true advantage over the other.
Read this Washington Post article for more insight.