CZ over at Verizon's PolicyBlog got a moment for a little Q&A action with Brian Whitton
, Executive Director of Access Network Design and Integration for Verizon's FiOS service. Brian provides some insight into Verizon's decisions to use MoCA and FTTP for FiOS and FiOS TV.
Some of the questions asked include:
- What is the speed range that FiOS needs to be able to support in Verizon's eyes in order to deliver the kind of content experience they dream of?
- Is there anything being deployed elsewhere on the globe that is better/faster?
- What new content services will Verizon make available for FiOS users and by when? what are the application they are focusing on first? games? video conferencing? movies?
- Motorola technology and set-tops power the Verizon Home Media DVR service, so I’m familiar with its use of MoCA to network TV throughout the home. What is your view on the choice of MoCA (using existing coax cable) as a networking platform versus other options that are out there? What do you think of wireless networking platforms and when do you think we’re likely to see a wireless solution deployed that can effectively stream HDTV?
Jump over to the PolicyBlog to check it out. There will be some additional Q&A posted soon.