Why would anyone get excited about a giant orange spool?  Because that spool is a spool of fiber optic cable getting ready to be buried up and down my street!

 

Verizon is rolling out fiber optic internet services for select areas across the United States.  Keller, Texas was the first city in the US to get the offering.  Verizon is now expanding around Keller and since I live on the Keller border, they are laying the groundwork now.

 

The Verizon packages are as follows:

 

Maximum Connection Speed

Installation Charge

Monthly Fee

Up to 5 Mbps/2 Mbps*

Waived

$39.95/mo

Up to 15 Mbps/2 Mbps*

Waived

$49.95/mo

Up to 30 Mbps/5 Mbps*

Waived

$199.95/mo

   

As you can see, the FIOS service is nicely priced and will certainly have plenty of bandwidth for my needs.  I can’t wait to test the 2meg upstream bandwidth with Xbox Live... J

 

See all of the details on this service at http://www.verizon.net/fiber