Hi again. I haven't been around lately, sorry about the late replies.
Regarding installation, it depends where you're looking. You said installation is free w/contract; the FibreOP Internet page
(on Bell Aliant's maritime site, see fine print section) says free w/contract but for FibreOP TV
subscribers, while fibreop.ca states "Free professional installation is included for every customer.
" (emphasis mine.) A $150 fee for a bundled installation would be reasonable (and with most people's wiring, even a bargain), but for an internet-only connection that's rather steep.
Thank you for the info about the router - the site gave me the impression that it is an integrated device, so I'm glad to learn this is not the case. I'll probably just leave Tomato on my RT-N16 and use that.
Thanks for the details regarding the roll-out. Was the Lasalle target met? Is there a tentative date for areas off of Notre Dame?
I also have a bunch of other questions, hooray!
1. In my area the POTS lines are on their own poles going through backyards/alleyways. I presume this is where they will be running the fibre, as opposed to sharing the street-side poles with hydro and cable?
2. Can you tell me what model ONTs are provided?
3. Will installation of the ONTs be strictly outside? I'd prefer to have it installed in the basement beside my existing demarcation point, both to discourage tampering and to avoid running power outside.
4. How does FibreOP's backup power system compare to a POTS landline?
5. Any idea when Sudbury-specific terms of service will be available?