buried copper replacement with fiber
forumuser8757
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my house is on a loop with about 30 houses. the utilities here are all buried. there is buried verizon copper phone lines verizon will no longer offer service for.  will verizon replace this copper with fiber?

i should mention too fios is available in the area. the fiber stops about 1000 ft from my house where the poles transition to buried utilities.

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dexman
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Having Fios already available in the town is a good first step. I found myself in a similar situation with my church.

Fios was rolled out in my town back in 2008. I'm a early adopter here at the house and have been very pleased with the service overall.

The church that I attend is about five blocks away from the house. Verizon opted not to bring Fios to the area around the church due to the utilities are underground and low residential density.  I would periodically check Verizon's website to see if there were any changes, but the answer was always "not available". I would also send repeated requests asking Verizon for notification if the situation changed.

Then in 2022, Verizon, as a part of the ongoing legacy outside copper plant decommission and legacy central office switch retirement project, indicated that it would be bringing Fios to the area around the church.

Due to foot-dragging by one of utilities, along with winter dig moratoriums, it took well over a year for all of the work to be completed. Fios finally arrived last November and the church and a daycare that leases space in the building migrated phone & Internet services over to Fios and both organizations are quite happy with the results.

My suggestion is to keep checking the status of Fios in the town and if the ability to send inquiries to Verizon, do so. If neighbors are also interested in signing up with have them also reach out. The more "noise" generated the better.

But ultimately any decision to expand Fios will be up to Verizon, the town and, if applicable, any homeowner associations.

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dexman
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Having Fios already available in the town is a good first step. I found myself in a similar situation with my church.

Fios was rolled out in my town back in 2008. I'm a early adopter here at the house and have been very pleased with the service overall.

The church that I attend is about five blocks away from the house. Verizon opted not to bring Fios to the area around the church due to the utilities are underground and low residential density.  I would periodically check Verizon's website to see if there were any changes, but the answer was always "not available". I would also send repeated requests asking Verizon for notification if the situation changed.

Then in 2022, Verizon, as a part of the ongoing legacy outside copper plant decommission and legacy central office switch retirement project, indicated that it would be bringing Fios to the area around the church.

Due to foot-dragging by one of utilities, along with winter dig moratoriums, it took well over a year for all of the work to be completed. Fios finally arrived last November and the church and a daycare that leases space in the building migrated phone & Internet services over to Fios and both organizations are quite happy with the results.

My suggestion is to keep checking the status of Fios in the town and if the ability to send inquiries to Verizon, do so. If neighbors are also interested in signing up with have them also reach out. The more "noise" generated the better.

But ultimately any decision to expand Fios will be up to Verizon, the town and, if applicable, any homeowner associations.