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Mayor Martin Walsh, flanked by Verizon representatives and City of Boston officials, announces a partnership with Verizon to bring a high-speed fiber-optic network to Boston.

Mayor Martin Walsh, flanked by Verizon representatives and City of Boston officials, announces a partnership with Verizon to bring a high-speed fiber-optic network to Boston.

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Verizon bringing fiber optic service to Boston

Dudley Sq, Dorchester to be among first service areas

Over the next six years, Boston business and residential consumers will gain a new option for high-speed broadband internet access. Mayor Martin Walsh and Verizon announced last week that Verizon is launching a $300 million effort to replace its copper-based Boston infrastructure with a new fiber optic network.