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post #31 of 1508
The back of the QIP6416 doesn't have an RF pass-thru.
post #32 of 1508
Anyone in Reading or Woburn actually read this forum and have FiOS TV?
post #33 of 1508
Anyone....Bueller....anyone?
post #34 of 1508
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by hawkeye3.1 View Post

Anyone....Bueller....anyone?

It doesn't seem like there's much marketing going on so I am curious about the number of people who have this service. I am waiting for it to come to Melrose. Probably when there are more Verizon subs getting the service and Verizon starts doing some marketing for the TV product we'll see a lot more people on this forum.
post #35 of 1508
I got this back from Derry when I asked when Verizon would be granted a franchise in our fine city. I also mentioned customers want and need a choice of cable tv and the end to the Comcast monopoly in NH is at hand. Sean also CC'd someone at comcast as well.

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I can not answer your question at this time. Verizon will not begin to
negotiate with us until they have finished running the fiber in town.
At this time they are still working on the equipment upgrades. Some
residents do not have the option of FiOS internet service at this point.

Sean Fichera
Derry Community Television


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Comcast is scared. When I called to cancel my cablemodem service the rep out and out lied about what is done when VZ comes in to install the new FiOS services. The rep told me Verizon has to rip out all the wires in your home to get the new service. I told her she is sadly mistaken and she should not be spreading misinformation. I should post some pix of my ONT and the setup in my house for the internet service.

More to come.....
post #36 of 1508


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Originally Posted by Belmont Information Tech Advisory Council minutes - 12/13/05 View Post

Verizon, the Cable Contract.

Jonathan Green reports:

There have been several meetings with Verizon. The most recent
meeting happened Monday. The lawyers are still doing all of the
talking, except this time they didn't even send their prime lawyer.
It is fair to say that the Verizon representative, who is not an
employee of Verizon, said that there is a lot of game playing
going on. Points that the Town and Verizon had verbally agreed
upon have been dropped by Verizon in the most recent contract
draft. "It's as if we are starting on square 1." There has been no
substantive discussion about the terms. It's all in the form of an
agreement---what the definitions should read in the preamble of the
contract.

Simson is confused. "I thought that they just wanted the same deal
that Comcast did."

Jonathan said that the level playing field clause in the Comcast
renewal doesn't give the Town a lot of choices. Verizon previously
said that they acknowledged this, but that the process seems to
have skewed out of control.

Lee says that at the last meeting, the people at the meeting who
were representing Verizon were not aware of the changes in the
document that they were also representing. They appeared to be
simply messengers. Nevertheless, the meeting went from 2:30 to
6:05pm.

The next meeting is going to be on January 12th at 7pm.

Looks like we're not making progress as planned Hope things have improved since then.
post #37 of 1508
Not a TV question so much as a general FIOS question. We live in Belmont, which I know has ben strung with fiber. We live in a rented two-family, and we've been getting conflicting signals from Verizon over whether we can upgrade to FIOS. Some say there's no equipment to hook up a multi-family, but the other day a rep who called said the opposite. I'm sure someone here knows more than their phone reps do, so what's the story?
post #38 of 1508
The ONT goes on the outside of the building. There are cables that needs to be run to/from the ONT to your home.

There needs to be power and and CAT5e/CAT6 cable back to the place where your power is. They don't need to be in the same location but it's helpful if they are. I'll grab some shots of the ONT and the power module unit and get them up here soon.

You can keep your Copper phone if you want, but they want to switch you over to fibre. It's all done in the ONT.

so I guess you need to find out where the phone gets terminated to your multifamily home. Make sure you can get wires to your unit from there. Trace the wires.

If you want to ask more questions, just let me know.
post #39 of 1508
Quote:
Originally Posted by petelang View Post

The ONT goes on the outside of the building. There are cables that needs to be run to/from the ONT to your home.


Here are some Images of the ONT




Inside the ONT on the Customer Side




Close Up of the LEDs




Power Unit (Inside your home)




Close up of the LED's

post #40 of 1508
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Originally Posted by FBGJR View Post

I have been calling Verizon weekly to see when NESN-HD would be available as I live in Reading. Last month they were saying hopefully by the start of the regular seaon, now they are saying May at the earliest. This is a showstopper for me as I can't go back to SD for the Red Sox games. Wish the lawyers would work faster to get this done!

Any specific contact you are calling to ask? I am a FiOS TV customer in Fairfax County and would like to see them add Comcast Sportsnet's HD channel. Like NESN there, they are only carrying the SD version for now. While I'm asking, have you heard anything further on when they plan to add HDNet?
post #41 of 1508
Edited for your viewing pleasure
post #42 of 1508
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Originally Posted by petelang View Post

Comcast owns a portion of a few regional sports stations. Verizon has filed suit in court to make the regionals let Verizon rebroadcast.

MSG, NESN, and others are in the lawsuit.

Verizon has filed a lawsuit against Cablevision, not Comcast. Cablevisoin owns MSG, FSN NY, and FSN NE. NESN is not part of this lawsuit, as it is owned wholly by the New York Times, Boston Red Sox, and Boston Bruins. Also, NESN is offered on Verizon FIOS already, so why would they be part of any lawsuit with Verizon?
post #43 of 1508
One of the few advantages of living in Woburn is that I can pick between full service FIOS, full service Comcast and full service RCN. We are with RCN now due to being renters and I don't expect to be here for another year to fulfill the agreement for FIOS. We are happy with RCN but Comcast is feeling the heat, they keep sending door to door reps and I got a mailing the other day for a $65 a month offer including phone cable and internet. Let the pricing wars begin!
post #44 of 1508
Pete,

So, the RJ-45 port on the left gets connected to your router. What are the other four for? The coax must be for the set top boxes. Can you use standard coax cable and splitters in the house? Even for HDTV?

Clarification: the RJ-45 on the left goes to the power box inside the house, then that is connected to another box below it, and then that is connected to your router, right? What is that box below the power unit?

David
post #45 of 1508
Petelang, thanks for the posted photos. I don't know if our landlord would go for that -- drilling a hole through the wall for the CATV cable is one thing; this might be in a whole new league. Definitely something to think about; cable internet access would probably be a lot easier.
post #46 of 1508
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaulieORF View Post

Verizon has filed a lawsuit against Cablevision, not Comcast. Cablevisoin owns MSG, FSN NY, and FSN NE. NESN is not part of this lawsuit, as it is owned wholly by the New York Times, Boston Red Sox, and Boston Bruins. Also, NESN is offered on Verizon FIOS already, so why would they be part of any lawsuit with Verizon?

Oops, I guess I mispoke. Thanks for the clarification. My bad.

Link to the cablevision lawsuit press release. http://newscenter.verizon.com/proact....vtml?id=93328
post #47 of 1508
Quote:
Originally Posted by judapeno View Post

Pete,

So, the RJ-45 port on the left gets connected to your router. What are the other four for? The coax must be for the set top boxes. Can you use standard coax cable and splitters in the house? Even for HDTV?

Clarification: the RJ-45 on the left goes to the power box inside the house, then that is connected to another box below it, and then that is connected to your router, right? What is that box below the power unit?

David


The RJ45 goes directly to the Linksys Router (4 port wired and B/G Wireless). That acts as your modem as they use PPoE, so only one device, compared with cable you need a modem and a router.

I'm assuming, as I don't have FiOS TV yet, you can use standard 1Ghz splitters for TV. The battery backup is on top and the power brick is the unit below. The box is manufactured by APC I believe.
post #48 of 1508
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Originally Posted by caernavon View Post

Petelang, thanks for the posted photos. I don't know if our landlord would go for that -- drilling a hole through the wall for the CATV cable is one thing; this might be in a whole new league. Definitely something to think about; cable internet access would probably be a lot easier.

I'd be suprised if your landlord could block you from using FiOS. The two wires from the ONT to your home also carry power for your phone. Power does not flow through the fibre like it does the old copper lines. I'm sure the FCC would have something to say about your landlord blocking telco access.
post #49 of 1508
Also with regards to the 1-year agreement (as it applies to the DSL 1-year agreements), Verizon waives the agreement if you move anywhere that Verizon does not offer coverage. So if you moved to somewhere else that verizon offered FIOS, they would expect you to continue to carry FIOS. If you moved to somewhere that Verizon does not offer service they will drop the agreement and waive any fees associated with it. I had similar concerns as I'm also renting and wanted to ensure I'd be ok should I decide to move. The above is what I was told by the verizon rep was applicable to my DSL/phone service with them. I am assuming it applies to the FIOS 1-year also, but I would call to confirm.
post #50 of 1508
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Originally Posted by Naylia View Post

Also with regards to the 1-year agreement (as it applies to the DSL 1-year agreements), Verizon waives the agreement if you move anywhere that Verizon does not offer coverage. So if you moved to somewhere else that verizon offered FIOS, they would expect you to continue to carry FIOS. If you moved to somewhere that Verizon does not offer service they will drop the agreement and waive any fees associated with it. I had similar concerns as I'm also renting and wanted to ensure I'd be ok should I decide to move. The above is what I was told by the verizon rep was applicable to my DSL/phone service with them. I am assuming it applies to the FIOS 1-year also, but I would call to confirm.

If you move or do not want the service anymore, you either have to pay 99.00 or give back the D-Link/Linksys wireless router, for the FiOS internet. I'm not sure about FiOS TV as it's not yet available in NH.
post #51 of 1508
Quote:
Originally Posted by petelang View Post

If you move or do not want the service anymore, you either have to pay 99.00 or give back the D-Link/Linksys wireless router, for the FiOS internet. I'm not sure about FiOS TV as it's not yet available in NH.

Ahhh....i was referring to the commit for 1 year and recieve services for less money agreements (I think I saved $5). Turning in the router certaintly shouldn't be a deterrent for most people if they think they may move.
post #52 of 1508
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by caernavon View Post

Petelang, thanks for the posted photos. I don't know if our landlord would go for that -- drilling a hole through the wall for the CATV cable is one thing; this might be in a whole new league. Definitely something to think about; cable internet access would probably be a lot easier.

I've seen the boxes for this service in Woburn and Reading, they're not much bigger than CC's old telephone box on the side of the house. The hole through the wall for the cable should already be there. The power for the ONT and the rj45 would be the only things that need to be run additionally, so one or two more holes.
post #53 of 1508
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by danalog View Post

I think this is a general channel lineup. I found it by doing a google search. It doesn't appear to list the premium channel HD's but I would have to assume that they would be available. http://www22.verizon.com/FiosForHome...V/channel.aspx

I found this channel lineup while browsing the Verizon site. 22 HD channels!
post #54 of 1508
Thread Starter 
Looking at the Motorola site for whole home media solutions there are some pretty cool videos about the moto gear. But then there's a slide that shows bandwidth for PON, downstream at 622Mbps shared between 32 homes which equates to 19.43Mbps per home. But then there is a note for GPON which states 2.4Gbps, which equates to 75Mbps yikes, this would be constant capacity, imagine QOS capabilities with this kind of bandwidth!!! I think Verizon is definitely taking connectivity seriously and they really seem to be doing it the right way.
post #55 of 1508
Quote:
Originally Posted by danalog View Post

I found this channel lineup while browsing the Verizon site. 22 HD channels!

This is a new channel line up. The last one I downloaded had this for the lineup
802 PBS WGBH
803 UPN WSBK
804 CBS WBZ
805 ABC WCVB
806 WB WLVI
807 NBC WHDH
808 FOX WFXT
HDTV National
810 TNT HDTV
811 ESPN HDTV
812 ESPN 2 HDTV
814 NFL Network HDTV
818 HD Net Movies
819 Universal HDTV
820 Discovery HDTV
821 Wealth TV HD
HDTV Premium
830 HBO HDTV
831 Cinemax HDTV
832 Showtime HDTV
833 TMC HDTV
834 Starz! HDTV

for a total of 20 stations

They added MTV HD and NGC HD when they bring it into NH, we should get another ABC channel for WMUR. They also moved NFL HD to Premium content.

HD Broadcast
802 PBS WGBH
803 UPN WSBK
804 CBS WBZ
805 ABC WCVB
806 WB WLVI
807 NBC WHDH
808 FOX WFXT
HD National**
810 TNT HD
811 ESPN HD
812 ESPN 2 HD
818 HD Net Movies
819 Universal HD
820 Discovery HD
821 Wealth TV HD
822 National Geographic
Channel HD
823 MTV HD
HD Premium**
814 NFL Network
830 HBO HD
831 Cinemax HD
832 Showtime HD
833 TMC HD
834 Starz HD
post #56 of 1508
Does the North Shore area have HDNet yet? It was just added here last Tuesday, April 18, in Fairfax County. Channel 817. Best HDTV demonstration channel available IMO.

Still, with all the HD offerings, Verizon is weak in local HD sports content. It will be interesting to see how this plays out over the next couple of years. Somebody will have to pay the piper for local HD sports content. I wish Verizon would choose to compete on quality and channel availability and not on price, but I'm in the minority. How many HD viewers are even out there at this point?
post #57 of 1508
It's just you. I don't think anyone on the North Shore even visits this forum.
post #58 of 1508
I live in Lynnfield and Verizon is installing FIOS TV and internet at our house tomorrow (Fri. Apr 20, 2006). We have Comcast now.

Not looking forward to the Redsox in SD until it is added, but good riddance to Comcast. Keeping the Comcast connected just in case for a week or two.

They came in two days ago (unannounced) and installed 2 boxes downstairs in the basement - a big one that looks like the one in the previous post and another smaller one. I haven't looked outside yet.
post #59 of 1508
Sweet our first MA confirmed FiOS TV customer.

We want some comparisons to Comcast HD while you still have them both up. Ask the nice installer dude when we're getting NESN HD?
post #60 of 1508
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Originally Posted by cinemascreen View Post

Not looking forward to the Redsox in SD until it is added, but good riddance to Comcast. Keeping the Comcast connected just in case for a week or two.

Why don't you keep Comcast but downgrade to barebone Basic +Digital Classic? That way you get to keep INHD1/2 and Sox games in HD. That costs about $17/m if you use CableCARD.
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