Mike O'Dell mo at
Thu Aug 17 21:48:39 CDT 2006

you can insist they leave the copper in place.
you may have to raise a fuss, but if you push hard they will cave.
removing the copper is not a condition of service.

one way to make sure is have a business number on the copper.
note that you could get a business number for just a month or so
precisely for this purpose. or if you have DSL service, maintain that
service a month or so until after FIOS goes in as well. they have to leave
the copper alone for that.

but yes, they are trying very hard to make sure you never leave.


Andre Kesteloot wrote:
> 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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