A friend tells me tonight that if you subscribe to FIOS from Verizon,
at least when you use it for everything you have (tv, internet, phone,
or any subset) when they install the optical cable, they take out your
So that you can never go back.
He says that even if you sell your house, the new owner can't get
simple copper phone or DSL line, unless he pays someone privately to
reinstall the copper wires.
That's why my friend kept a simple phone line, and didn't get VOIP.
That's what he says, and he's no dummy. Does anyone think he's wrong?
Is Verizon only in the mid-atlantic, or the northeast?
(Missa, this would explain why it is worth it to dig those trenches
and holes to run lines where there are few or no subscribers. Talk to