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Re: When will Verizon FIOS be coming to [YOUR TOWN NAME HERE]?

 On Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 09:08:28AM -0500, Ben Eisenbraun wrote: 
> There was actually a technical reason initially for avoiding certain towns, 
> since when VZ first started rolling out Fios, they hadn't settled on how 
> to install MDUs.  Since the ONTs have to be powered, how were they going to 
> hook it up to _your_ power in a triple decker if you lived on the 3rd floor? 
> I still haven't seen an install like that.  Does anyone know how they solved 
> that problem? 

Answered my own question: 

"For smaller MDUs (those with two to 10 units), Verizon has been using the same 
optical network terminals (ONTs) it uses in single-family homes. A source close 
to Verizon's FiOS deployments to Florida MDUs says the carrier is stringing 
fiber from distribution hub cabinets in the building's attic or basement 
(depending on where a power source is) to each customer's residential unit, 
putting ONTs in wiring closets or even bedroom closets." 

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