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So for the last few months there have been lots of cable trucks running line up and down route 20 from Albany to Guilderland (New York). Oddly enough they stopped just past my neighborhood and now for the last couple weeks verizon has had trucks all over including up to three or four on my street at one time. One of the trucks about a mile down the road is clearly marked as fiber optic and appears to be monitoring the network install. They were hard at work past five last night which makes me think they are almost done.

 

So if they are finally bringing fios to my area I guess I just need to know if there is any reason not to sign up on day one? Time Warner is very expensive but does provide a good service as long as you don't need any help from them. In a way I hate to give verizon any of my money but from what I have seen fios is a good deal and should be supported.

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The fiber truck is moving closer :) It is a splicing truck. Not sure how it all works but I assume the fiber has been placed and it is connecting the lines together. This line will also run right past  my 3g accepted sprint tower.

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Just thought I'd share my fiber goodies to you guys, not FIOS but still FTTH by OptiNet.  Bottom picture is an "Ethernet Transceiver"  by Tantalus for the smart grid.  My home acts as the neighborhood's communications hub for the digital smart meters which communicates to my ONT then the signal goes through the fiber network and back to their central office, no more meter readers or calling if the power goes out whats funny is our water meters are the same way I'll snap a pic sometime of the underground antennas.   

 

 

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I been checking everyday to see if I can sign up :)

Down by the main road there are two cables dangling down that look like they need to be hooked up. I think they are going further down the road with the main line and then will come back and hook up the neighborhoods.

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I thought FIOS stopped their expansion at the start of the previous fiscal year. However if they are coming to your area expect to see two smiling fios salespeople at your door and lots of FIOS propaganda in your mailbox. I have fios tv/internet(150/65)/phone and absolutely love it. If you can get it in your area do it and usually when they start in a new neighborhood there is definitely deals to be had. 

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I thought FIOS stopped their expansion at the start of the previous fiscal year. However if they are coming to your area expect to see two smiling fios salespeople at your door and lots of FIOS propaganda in your mailbox. I have fios tv/internet(150/65)/phone and absolutely love it. If you can get it in your area do it and usually when they start in a new neighborhood there is definitely deals to be had. 

 

Unless of course you live in a housing community. 

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Unless of course you live in a housing community. 

 

No housing community here. They came by on Monday and hooked up the two dangling cables down by the main road. The splicing truck was back so hopefully we are getting close now.

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So for the last few months there have been lots of cable trucks running line up and down route 20 from Albany to Guilderland (New York). Oddly enough they stopped just past my neighborhood and now for the last couple weeks verizon has had trucks all over including up to three or four on my street at one time. One of the trucks about a mile down the road is clearly marked as fiber optic and appears to be monitoring the network install. They were hard at work past five last night which makes me think they are almost done.

 

So if they are finally bringing fios to my area I guess I just need to know if there is any reason not to sign up on day one? Time Warner is very expensive but does provide a good service as long as you don't need any help from them. In a way I hate to give verizon any of my money but from what I have seen fios is a good deal and should be supported.

 

 

Oh, that finally coming. I heard FIOS got city cable permit back in 2010 in Capitol region.

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I was finally able to order my fios today :)

Should be here Friday and my new htpc is ready to become a mega dvr.

 

*** got a foot of snow today lets see how committed verizon is to hooking up my fiber.

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Well I have to give it to Verizon. The guy came out in 0 degree weather with over a foot of snow on the ground and spent 8 hours hooking up my fiber connection. Speed tests show about 60mbps down and 30mbps up which is nice. Overall video quality is a bit better with fios but will take some time to get a good feel for performance.

 

Hooking up a cablecard to the pc was fairly painless and so far have had no issues using the htpc as my dvr/set top box. If anyone is interested in using windows media center as their primary dvr/channel guide feel free to ask questions here.

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