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RE: Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?
From: "Schiller, Heather A" <heather.schiller () verizon com>
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2012 13:34:50 -0400

Actually, it's a choice. You just tell them you want to keep your POTS when you sign up for service.  They can 
definitely bundle Fios TV & POTS.  The VOIP package might be cheaper. I suspect that's where most people wind up, not 
realizing the difference in service until there is a power outage.


-----Original Message-----
From: William Herrin [mailto:bill () herrin us] 
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2012 5:18 PM
To: Owen DeLong
Cc: nanog () nanog org
Subject: Re: Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?

On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 10:01 AM, Owen DeLong <owen () delong com> wrote:
On Aug 3, 2012, at 12:31 , William Herrin <bill () herrin us> wrote:
Could be worse. I could have Pepco instead of Dominion. But it could 
be better. And 20 years ago the reliability was.

20 years ago you didn't have a megabit to your home let alone many 
megabits. 20 years ago, POTS was much simpler than the converged 
networks we have today. There is something to be said for the 
simplicity of POTS.

If you're that concerned about calling 911 for a heat stroke, why 
don't you maintain a POTS line?

When Verizon installed FIOS in the neighborhood they removed the copper lines to each house. It was understood and 
accepted that if the household fiber adapters did not receive power the battery would fail in a few hours. That the 
upstream would fail, even for folks who took measures to continue to power the fiber adapter, was unexpected and very 
unfortunate. If they can run a copper pair back to a powerable location then it escapes me why they can't do the same 
with a single strand of fiber.

Bill Herrin

William D. Herrin ................ herrin () dirtside com  bill () herrin us
3005 Crane Dr. ...................... Web: <http://bill.herrin.us/> Falls Church, VA 22042-3004

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