Well.. Here's an encouraging update for folks in my neighborhood..
Verizon sent a letter in the mail stating they are needing permission to access the back of the premises at my house to install FiOS. As I explained earlier in the thread, my house sits in a section of property along with others that doesn't let Verizon get to the utility poles unless we allow entry to them.
According to the letter, they intend to begin construction on 2/27/2013.
Not that I have the itch to get FiOS anymore given my continued success in getting Cablevision double-play promo deals, but if I ever get the urge to tell CV to fuck themselves I will actually have an option to exercise if/when I do so.
Soooo.. People of Castle Hill in the Bronx.. You may soon get this letter in the mail after all. Good luck
Does anyone know if FIOS will be available in Westchester Square area? Looks like its available on Tratman Avenue and St. Peters but not in the next block where I live (Frisby Avenue and St. Peters). -- .:: Sunny ::.
Anyone who wants to know when FIOS is coming to a certain area in the Bronx can post their address in this post or PM if they choose. I can find out if FIOS is scheduled on the route or provide you with an estimated timeline.
Our building(125 unit apartment building On Williamsbridge Rd in the Bronx) is finally being wired by Verizon.I'm not entirely sure if it was the petition we all signed to get Verizon in after a lot of people were getting sick of the prices that Cablevision was charging. A few questions about whats available .I believe they are coming in thru the ground into the basement as they had dug up the street about 7/8 years ago and where laying cable in the ground.They have started to drill holes in the stair cases.Is this how the would get it to your apartment? Also what is available package wise and will it be fiber to the apartment?Do they have something similar to the Triple Play package? I don't really need much of the TV side but do want the phone and high speed connection. How do people here who have it like it?I'm tired of Cablevision.
If they are drilling holes in the staircase, my bet would be that they will put a box on each floor or every other one. From there they will put wiremold around the ceiling. At installation a tech will run from your apartment to the box in the molding. Your ONT will be in the apartment so any package would be available. I switched from TimeWarner in December and I love it.
They have started to drill holes in the stair cases.
It's impossible to tell from your description if this is for a MDU install, or fiber to each apartment.
If they are putting an MDU on each floor, then they wold still need to drill in the stairways to get fiber to the MDU on each floor. -- There are 10 kinds of people in the world; those who understand binary and those who don't.
Lucky you Fishead . I wish they were already drilling on my apartment . I can't take my DSL anymore . Since everybody in my house has a smart phone and a couple of ipads and 3DS is been swaping my internet. The only issue i have is what is the best package for the internet once i get FIOS. I don't want to pay too much and make my package so insanely high. I know you get the 15/5(but in reality is 20/10) correct?
Thanks for all the replies guys.If I see them working I'll ask.I know they finished drilling on the other side of the building but I was at my dialysis appointment and didn't get back to run into them yesterday. My friends and I usually are hanging out in the foyer at around 5PM to 7PM. and if their working at that time I will be sure to ask them whats up.