reply to The Rocker
said by The Rocker:I have FiOs. In a multiple dwelling building (here we call them apartment houses). The fiber comes out of the ground at the front of the building and into a network box. The line for each apartment splits out there and goes ALL FIBER into each unit (apartment). I can literally see the fiber coming out of the ceiling, into a joiner box. Then, another fiber link comes out (the thing is thinner than a really cheap speaker wire - besides the marking printed right on it marking it as fiber, it clearly could not be copper - copper this thin would not service TV/Phone/Internet). This thin fiber goes into the network interface where TV breaks out into a wire cable, Phone into the phone line and Internet is into an Actiontech modem that provides either a network cable or wireless.
Also the clam that it is all fiber to the house may be true but once it gets hooked up it reverts back to copper cable.
My wireless (Connected to a desktopo on the other end of the apartment which is supposed to be 15/5) consistently gets over 18 and over 11. The wired desktop is getting the same exact speeds.
In our multiple dwelling building (apartment house) what it took to get connected was a petition with all residents signing a promise to get minimal one year subscriptions. Within the month, we were wired and connected.