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Fios in the Broadlands?

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by Pictor Guy, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. Pictor Guy

    Pictor Guy New Member

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    I don't know if this site is working or not but it lists my number as qualifying for Fios. Might be worth a look...

    http://www22.verizon.com/ForYourHome/Fios/packagePrice.asp

    This is the quote...

    Great News! You do qualify for Verizon Fios Internet Service.

    FiosSM Internet Service is a new Verizon Online offer, and the latest in broadband technology. We are currently in a trial phase and due to overwhelming demand, we have already reached our target for trial participants. However, our launch is currently scheduled for early fall, 2004.


    Could it be? It sounds too good to be true.

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  2. Dan

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    Up to 5 Mbps/2 Mbps* $39.95/mo

    Up to 15 Mbps/2 Mbps* $49.95/mo

    Up to 30 Mbps/5 Mbps* $199.95/m


    Sign me up! Good-Bye Adelphia.
  3. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    yowsers. that would be good to get some more broadband competition in.

    I ditched VZ, wonder if I need phone service to get FIOS

    the phone number qualification seems to take any phone number and say you can get it...
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    Dwarflord New Member

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    Ya, no kidding. Ive never heard of this service, no wonder dsl isnt available (aside from the copper issue). Ill take this over dsl :D, over cable :D and over verolan [B)]
    [8D]

    Im sure once they start rolling it out they will have growing pains, with billing, installation, service (it will probably suck at first, around 3000/1000), but its better than the weak 256k uploads we have now. I wonder if we can run servers off of this thing.....hmmmmmm. Probably not since uploads are capped. But this is great news indeed. Fall of 2004, just around the corner.

    DwArFlOrD
  5. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    I'm wondering about something ... they're talking about an optical network terminator ... is this for fibre lines only ?? Also note, that the availability is based on location, not phone number. Makes me wonder ....

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  7. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    I don't see how they would run fiber to each house now... would be a horrible pain in the butt.... esp since we're all on buried lines.
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    I know that all of Southern Walk has fibre, I'm not sure if they even laid normal phone or cable lines down there. I'm not sure if the northern part of Broadlands had fibre laid down along with the phone and cable, don't believe so. In that case, only Southern Walk would have an option to use this service, if Verizon could share the fibre 'transmitter' with Open Band.



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  9. Pictor Guy

    Pictor Guy New Member

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    I agree. I know we have fiber to the RT but I don't know if the copper to the NID is in conduit that would facilitate running fiber or not. I would think it would be cheaper to install a Remote DSLAM than running new buried fiber. But if they have plans to roll out FTTP/FTTH that may explain why they don't want to invest in a remote DSLAM for DSL? Maybe it's just wishful thinking.

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    gammonbabe New Member

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    Well I checked my phone number, and just like DSL I can't get it. Sigh ... stuck with adelphia.

    M.
  11. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    what is your prefix? I'm 703-858 and it worked.... 703-726 worked as well.
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    gammonbabe New Member

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    703-729 does not work.

    M.
  13. Pictor Guy

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    Hmmm... seems they may have changed the qualification since yesterday. On the 27th I qualified but today (28th) I don't.

    So we're dead in the water again. :(

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  14. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Staff Member

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    I just checked the FAQ on their site for the FTTP deployment.

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    Question #31: Can I host a Web or Gaming server on my connection at my house?

    The Terms of Service (TOS) for the Fios service has not been released yet, so we do not know if you can "Legally" host web or gaming servers on your connection at your house. In the past, with DSL connections, you were allowed to host gaming servers, but not web servers although Verizon did not enforce this policy frequently (if at all). This question may have to be updated later at a future date.
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    Looks like I wouldn't be able to use it to run my servers.... Another brick wall...


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  15. Pictor Guy

    Pictor Guy New Member

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    I feel your pain, I'm still forking over $109/mo for a 128k pipe so I can run servers from my home.

    There's no way to really tell yet if they'll let us run servers on Fios. And they may offer a Business option too. That is IF we get it in the Broadlands.

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  16. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    P2P clients effectively run servers on your computer... why couldn't you host your own server on some random port? I'm sure if they cared, they would warn you before shutting you down.
  17. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Staff Member

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    Pictor Guy: Sounds like we're both running an over priced IDSL line :)

    Boomertsfx: I'm not running a game server here; I'm running actual email servers, web sites, etc. I can't just stick them on a 'random port'.

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  18. Pictor Guy

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    Yep, IDSL for my mail and web servers. I would like to run an FTP server too but 128k is just too painful for that.

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  19. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    why not just get dedicated hosting for mail/web? Would that not be cheaper than IDSL? or do you work from home and need something more reliable than cable?
  20. Pictor Guy

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    I may go the dedicated route in the future if I can find someone reliable. I like having the machines at home for controll reasons. :)

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