11-19-2008 12:29 PM
How many years did it take for FiOS to come to where you live after it was announced that Verizon had it coming?
I live in an town with over 1,000 people and with surrounding towns with more people, i have been living here for over 10 years and need to know how long i can expect it to take them to bring FiOS to me, Verizon is the only phone company where i live, they are the only ones who can offer broadband here at the moment unless i find a way to start a local cable company that provides something so we no longer have to rely on verizon here.
I live in a growing community that could benafit from fiberoptics, not to mention that satalite sucks and limits people so its not worth getting here.
I would get wireless for broadband but they limit the hell out of you just for going over some stupid limit of 5 gigs, which i see as **bleep**.
So what do i have to do?
Contact my local congress or get a petition signed to get things moving here?
I see people move here a lot but then they do not stay living here long cause of a lack of conveniences like good communications technology, high speed is a needed thing in this day and age, internet is, but dial up is too slow where i live and satalite is a limited joke.. so is wireless.
Since their is no seeing DSL ever come to where i live, my hopes lie with Verizon or me taking action myself.
11-24-2008 04:39 PM
11-29-2008 01:37 PM
12-04-2008 09:40 AM
12-09-2008 10:24 AM
There are SO many factors that go into FiOs being offered! Verizon plans to have so much fiber strung in North America that if that meteor comes from outer space & hits here it will bounce off! But that’ll take a while….
Some of the things that hold up your FiOs deployment:
Physical Barriers (rivers roads, etc)
Home Owner’s Associations
Market-place & competitive considerations
There will never be an advanced “who’s next” list as it would be sales suicide, the competing service would just offer a free year and Verizon would not get enough sales to support the expense of deployment, those areas are a carefully guarded secret. But when a door-hanger shows up on your door knob one happy day, you’re really close!