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  1. Hello All, Well finally after waiting 4 months from when fiber lay down occurred on my street I now qualify. Installation is scheduled for next Wed the 12th. YAY! However, I still haven't gotten a clear answer on how exactly the install goes. From what Verizon told us at the last community presentation, they do not fish walls or go through the attic. Soooooooooooo what I want to know is if the ONT goes in my garage, how does the cat 5 get from the ONT to my desktop computer which is completely on the other side of the house from the garage? I asked this directly to Verizon and they only answer i get is, "It depends". So I asked "It depends on what?" And they said, on what type of wiring you currently have. I don't know what that means. I have a normal home only 2 years old, with phone jacks in every room as well as cable outlets and of course elec plugs but still I can't get an answer to this most basis question. They also said that if you want, you can get an outside person to do the wiring for you. How could I do that if I don't know what is required and what exactly does that mean anyway. I guess I can just wait until they come out Wed. and ask everything then but I was hoping to find out before that. any advise from this who have already had FIOS installed from Verizon? TIA Pegster
  2. The Verizon contracted people are drilling out my sidewalk to lay the fiber as we speak! I don't even mind all the noise! LOL They said I could get service by the end of the year but that sounds like a CYA thing. That's 6 months from now! What has been everyone's experience in time of fiber lay in street to actual FIOS service? TIA Pegster
  3. I'm sorry...I'm quite the Noob at this. I thought Verizon converts your phone to fiber as well. I guess what I am asking is *IF* Verizon converts you phone to fiber, does that afftect the ability to call 911? TIA Pegster
  4. I've been hearing a lot about the inability to connect to emergency 911 over IP. Does this limitation also apply to FiOS? TIA Peg
  5. Hello All, We have been notified that FiOS is coming to us by the end of the year. (Palm Desert, CA.) They have already came and marked the streets up with orange paint. I currently have Road Runner cable and am generally happy with it. I really don't do much downloading of binaries or music etc. so I am wondering if FiOS is for me. I mostly do web surfing and newsgroup reading. I certainly would be willing to change to fios if it will increase web surfing but from what I have heard the high speed of Fios doesn't really help in that capacity. Is this true? Also, I have a home security system with the fire alarm tied to it and am wondering if anyone with Fios has had issues with this? The price I would pay for Fios is the same that I am paying now for cable so I guess it couldn't hurt but with most things new, there are always bugs to work out so I am wondering given the facts I have stated above, if I should get it or not. Opinions please. Thanks
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