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Fiber as Recruiting Tool?

fios.jpgContinuing on the fiber theme, Engadget has a post on Verizon’s rollout of GPON (gigabit passive optical network) technology. Sadly the post includes no mention of Motorola as one of the GPON providers, but that’s neither here nor there.What interested me was one of the comments on the post. Someone claimed that when he graduates (college, I assume?) he’s going to apply for jobs mainly in places with FiOS service.


Will employers and economic development organizations start to use FiOS connections as a recruiting tool? “Come work in our beautiful state! We offer great quality of life and Fiber to the Home!” Will we see mini population explosions in FiOS areas?

3 Responses

  1. I’m thinking of moving to California (again), the Bay Area, and, if I do, when I look for a place to live, having FiOS would weigh considerably on my choices. I’d never make it an absolute requirement, I can live with cable modems or DSL, but if I have the opportunity I would rather have FiOS.

  2. […] Check out all of the updates on Harvey’s latest FiOS post. Also among the stats, Verizon states that people are factoring FiOS availability into their home relocation decisions. Gee, seems like I’ve heard that somewhere before… […]

  3. […] · No Comments I’ve been wondering for a while if pockets of high-speed broadband will lead to mini population booms in specific regions. A new study out by the Sacramento Regional Research Institute (on behalf of […]

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