Verizon is working with the city of Boston to rebuild its aging technology infrastructure. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that the city will gain new copper infrastructure and fiber optic technology installed by Verizon. As a part of the deal, Verizon will invest $300 million to complete the upgrades in Boston over a six-year period. In 2016 the process will start in selected areas including Dorchester, West Roxbury and the Dudley Square neighborhood of Roxbury.
“Boston is moving faster than our current infrastructure can support, and a modern fiber-optic communications platform will make us a next-level city,” Mayor Walsh said. “Additionally, it is a priority to ensure that every resident has expanded access to broadband and increasing competition is critical to reaching that goal. I thank Verizon for their investment in Boston and for partnering with the city to provide the foundation for future technology growth.”
In addition to fixing the internet infrastructure, Verizon will also upgrade systems related to wireless for improved cellular signals.