Verizon CTO provides copper shutdown update

7 Mar 2022

Speaking during an investor day event, Verizon Communications CTO Kyle Malady has shed light on the company’s ongoing copper shutdown plans. Fierce Telecom quotes the executive as saying that the telco has already upgraded 4.5 million circuits on its network from copper to fibre. It has also converted 36 of its central office locations to all-fibre, retiring the copper plant at those locations entirely. Going forward, Verizon hopes to pass 18 million homes with its Fios-branded fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service by end-2025.

United States, Verizon Communications