[SATLUG] Where else is FiOS?

Aaron Hackney techgeeks at aaronhackney.com
Sat Jan 17 15:49:53 CST 2009


Dale Crummie wrote:
> Well you'll probably get there before we do here in SA, TW has this town
> locked down in exclusivity **contracts that keep City Council real happy to
> maintain.  Hopefully one day we'll get some people in office that don't live
> in the right neighborhoods and something will be done.
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Yes, but Grande is here?? Are they leasing from TW? How is that 
different? (I really want to know, I'm not being snotty....)

Thanks!
-A

> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 9:16 PM, Geoff <geofff at w5omr.shacknet.nu> wrote:
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>> Got this from a friend in Garland, TX.  Included me in a blanket "I've
>> changed my email address from xyz to abc" message.
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>> I inquired about his "T-100" line...
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>>> well, it's Verizon's FiOS system. They upgraded their DSL to fiber
>>> optics. It's not everywhere yet. We waited 2 years to make it into our
>>> neighborhood. I got the bundled package to save a few $$. Was on
>>> DirecTV and Time Warner phone and internet. This saves me about $100 a
>>> month and the performance is GREATLY improved. Picture is better and
>>> much more reliable than DirecTV. There is only so much bandwidth and
>>> signal strength from a satellite 23,000 miles away. When DirecTV went
>>> to 100 channels od HD, something had to give. Fiber optics doesn't
>>> have the BW issues that DirecTV does. Internet is way faster, too.
>>>       
>> Question is:
>> Where else is this available?
>>
>> -Geoff (Baja Spring, TX [aka North Houston])
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