I did and I’m man enough to admit it. What are the odds that on the day Verizon announces new FiOS plans with increased speeds, a contractor is marking off where the fiber will be run in our development? According to my new friend (who probably thinks I’m a nut-case), fiber will be buried here in a week or two. About six weeks after that, the service should be offered. Currently we have a Verizon land-line, which I intend to ditch due to our cell phones and DSL service good for 3 MBps down and 768 kbps up.
With the upgraded and new FiOS plans from Verizon, we may have a choice from the following (all speeds in Mbps):
- 50 down / 20 up
- 20 down / 20 up
- 20 down / 5 up
- 10 down / 2 up
I’m leaning towards the symetrical 20/20 service which should run me $64.95 a month with a contract. That’s double what I currently pay for DSL, but the removal of the land-line will save us $60 a month, so we still come out ahead. We tried to get a pic of the "FiOS appreciation hug", but the best we could do was get a shot of where the fiber is getting buried in my front yard. Go figure…