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Verizon’s fiber-optic FiOS service will boost its high-definition content five-fold to 150 HD channels. VZ also says it has gotten a better response to its high-end 50 Mbps broadband offering and could move faster towards its goal of delivering 100 Mbps by reducing the number of homes served by each 2.4 Gbps GPON (passive optical network) node to 24.

Bret Swanson

Bret Swanson is a Senior Fellow at Seattle's Discovery Institute, where he researches technology and economics and contributes to the Disco-Tech blog. He is currently writing a book on the abundance of the world economy, focusing on the Chinese boom and developing a new concept linking economics and information theory. Swanson writes frequently for the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal on topics ranging from broadband communications to monetary policy.