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Re: Verizon FiOS - is BGP an option?
From: Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2012 17:37:23 -0400

On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 5:17 PM, William Herrin <bill () herrin us> wrote:
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

ACTUALLY... no. they are NOT supposed to do this, in fact they said to
congress that they were NOT removing copper, not clipping it outside
the prem (despite what I've seen with my own eyes...).

I think it's actually a violation for them to clip the copper, and to
not support it, since it was put in with public funds... but ianal and
all that patrick stuff.

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.

they do not want to be beholden to the PUC if they can avoid it...

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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