Tom Hornberger on 28 May 2005 01:20:42 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] New Verizon Service called Fios - Any Feedback

On Friday 27 May 2005 20:32, jvoris wrote:
> Has anyone else heard about this new service from Verizon called FIOS.  I
> live out in Downingtown in Chester County and instead of rolling out DSL to
> my address, they are rolling out a fiber-optic service called FIOS. 
> 5MB/sec for $39.95/mth, free installation, free modem/router.
> Allows up to 4 PC's on their router.  But no LINUX boxes or NT boxes in
> their supported systems (which seems strange to me).  Are they using some
> client software on the PCs?
> Right now` I use my Motorola Cable modem as my firewall and DNS server, so
> I bet I would be losing those capabilities, too.
> Any comments or experiences or referrals or magazine articles anyone can
> point me to?

One of the guys I work with lives in Phoenixville and has this service.  I can 
check to see if he runs any Linux/Mac boxes.  Unfortunately, it will have to 
wait until Tue.

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