CenturyLink is our local Teleco. They are pitching Prism. All these schemes like U-Verse, FiOS and Prism appear to have the same problem, significant limitations as to the number of simultaneous channels that can be viewed. Prism offers two HD Streams and two SD streams. That sucks if you want to have seven televisions in your home accessing different channels.
I understand that U-Verse and FiOS have similar restrictions as to the number channels that the subscriber can view through one drop at one time. The teleco's attitude seems to be that we are not Burger King so have it our way or blow it out your ass.
The teleco's should have beat CATV at there own game and used RF over Fiber like the cable companies do. A 1GHz system would have given teleco., the ability to carry a bazillion channels plus voice and data. Tell teleco not forget to reserve 1Mhz to 114Mhz for upstream channels over their cable system.
No restrictions to FiOS and what you can do. It's not the garbage that Prism/U-Verse is.
As for Prism, enjoy your new caps. Caps on FTTP with IPTV is the biggest joke of all. You're transmitting TB's of TV over the network but that doesn't count. Only the TV you don't watch from us counts.
IPTV isn't the problem. It's the infrastructure. What good is RFoG when you're still dealing with DSL-related distance issues to the customer premise.
Last mile infrastructure is probably the biggest hurdle for Telcos. You cannot compare FiOS to U-verse and especially not Prism. Completely different animal and completely different last mile infrastructure.
RFoG is rather pointless once you have upgraded things. If the telcos pushed more fiber closer to their customers, they should have no issues running IPTV.
Family Room, Five Bedrooms with TV's, Kitchen, Home Theater. Master Bedroom and Home Theater have DVR's all others have TV's with NTSC or NTSC/QAM Tuners. Until Comcast converts to all encrypted extended Basic, all TV's get at least 70 Channels.