So I live in the Fairways of Halfmoon development in Halfmoon. I got home today and there was something hanging on the door. It was from Verizon stating that there would be contractors working in our neighborhood for the next few weeks installing conduits in their right-of-way, working below and above ground, so that Verizon can bring us the latest in their technology. They don't mention FiOS anywhere in there, but there's already DSL here so I'm not sure what else it could be?
It tells us to visit www.verizon.com/ny for more information but there's nothing on there about this.
Post by Chris Miller on Oct 23, 2011 19:44:39 GMT -5
They are probably running the FiOS cables to be able to offer FiOS Internet service in the near future. They can offer FiOS Internet without signing a contract with the town. That allows them to build up the infrastructure and generate some revenue before negotiating a cable TV franchise agreement with the town. To offer FiOS TV, Verizon would have to commit to being able to offer it to the entire town (within specified housing densities) over an agreed upon time frame with the town.
You wont see anything on the Verizon website about it coming to your location It's their policy not to identify specific areas getting FiOS next. It gives their competitors (in this TWC) the opportunity to offer special deals to those locations and lock people into 2 year contracts. Verizon representatives said this when they did their presentation to the town board meeting in Bethlehem earlier this year.
I hope everyone has an opportunity to experience Fios. Especially if you use a Tivo. I became so frustrated with the TWC tuning adapter and the need to reboot it constantly. Then, everytime they added new chs they would remap half the chs and confuse the tivo so I would miss recordings and have to reboot the tivo to allow it to relearn the channel mapping. That said, a few months into having Fios, not a single issue using our tivo. Every channel is available every time I tune. The tuning speed is much faster per channel as well.