Originally Posted by davehancock
I do know of some isolated areas in the Rochester area that did have fiber installed. I believe that Frontier IS installing fiber in new/rebuild areas. To what degree those fibers are "lit" I do not know. About 3 years ago an area in Fairport (behind the High School) had all the wiring (TW Cable, power & twisted pair phone) changed from poles (back yard) to underground. When the job was done, some small "Frontier Fiber coming soon" appeared for about a week. I suspect that something similar was done in Lee's case. At the most, all that Verizon would offer is real high speed internet. They just do not have a sufficient footprint to get involved with TV.
First, Hi Dave! Long time no talk. Second, I agree with you that, at least currently, Frontier's fiber-based offerings won't include TV. I was hoping, but I guess not yet.
For those interested, we're talking about Stonewood Manor. Even though it has a Hilton mailing address, it's physically in Greece on Aviamore Drive - which is off of Putney Place - which is off of Peck Road between North Greece and Manitou Rd.
I've now called Frontier twice to see if there was actually fiber in my new area as the builder said their was. The first time the rep concluded (in under 10 minutes) that there as no Frontier fiber-optics cable in the area. The second time, the different rep was away for about 25 minutes. When he returned, he apologized for the delay and then didn't say if it was available or not at my new address. BUT he did say that he was sending out a technician to see if there was a readable 'ping' at that address. So, it sounds like the fiber may be run but they don't know if it's actually 'hot' or not. Very odd. Although my address is new, the development is at least 2-3 years old.
So, it looks like I'm staying with DirecTV for TV. I'll have to get a pole installed and execute the DirecTV's mover's service. Since I have the Protection Plan, that will be free. Depending on the result of Frontier's little 'field test', I might possibly be able to move to Frontier fiber for internet. It will come down to price and speed if I move from Road Runner.