Will Russell will7777r at
Thu Aug 17 18:30:25 CDT 2006


Just in case, I retained a fax line on copper. Actually, I only signed up
for the FIOS internet service, but the TV is sitting there in the box
outside my back door.  No problems with the FIOS phone (don't know about
alarms).  It does lead me to think about going to Voice Over IP at a
significant savings over retaining the telephone features from the old
copper line. (It seems like that's what Verizon is really doing with the
voice FIOS.)

Another potential reason to keep copper is that the FIOS box works on a
battery, which will eventually discharge if there is a major power failure.
Albeit, one may have other sources, such as back up generators.  Believe
this is a similar situation should one choose Cox phone service, but have no
personal experience.

Will, KM4VJ

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[ at] On Behalf Of Andre
Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 4:58 PM
To: Tacos
Subject: FiOS TV ?

Anyone in the Northern Virginia area (McLean / Vienna / Fairfax etc) 
currently subscribing to Verizon FiOS TV service ? If so, how about
- number of TV sets that can be connected to the feed ?
- picture quality?
- reliability ?
- the fact that upon installation of fiber-to-the-home, Verizon 
apparently removes the existing twisted pairs. Any problem with security 
alarm systems connected to a remote monitoring system ?  Is one then 
"married" to Verizon forever ?

Thanks in advance
André N4ICK

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