Re: JAWS and Verizon

FIOHS is only available in small parts of the US. They literally roll fiber to your curb. That is how there rates are so fast. It's not available around the country, though. It's spelt F-I-O-S , jaws doesn't say it right, it pronounces it fios, but for the technically inclined.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verizon_FiOS


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----- Original Message ----- From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 7:20 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS and Verizon


Just how does Verizon accomplish this with something like providing Internet
connectivity to a customer? Do they rip up all the remaining copper
telephone cable between their nearest office and your house or apartment
building, and replace it with fiber optic cable, and then say it's no longer DSL connectivity, even though it's still using phone lines as it did before?
And what about the many places where fiber optic cable  has, bit by bit,
replaced the old copper cable? Do they take credit for that and, even though providing what's basically still DSL service, insist that it's something of
their own invention? This is not at all clear to me.
----- Original Message ----- From: "john.falter" <john.falter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS and Verizon


FiOs means to Verizon, fiber optic service.
It is different from DSL, which is copper wire based.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Adrian Spratt" <A.Spratt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS and Verizon


As I understand it, Bios is Verizon's trade name for its fastest DSL
service. I have no idea why it chose to name itself seemingly after PC
technology.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Yardbird" <yardbird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi David,

I have no problem with my own ISP, so I'm not getting into this. But what
do
you mean by the Verizon bios? I thought bios was a technical term, a
programmer's term for some essential component of an operating system, or
something like that. Is it also a term that attaches to broadband Internet
service providers, or specifically to Verizon's technical specifications?
Sorry, I'm just not very technically sophisticated. Thanks for explaining.
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Hardingham" <jarhead4@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 7:40 AM
Subject: Re: JAWS and Verizon

Hi,

I have used verizon bios for some time. I find it easy to use, very few
provider problems and their customer service has been very patient and
competent in helping with the few problems I have had.

I use jfw 7.1 and jfw 9 and both work well with Verizons.

I used to have cablevision and they were awful so I am glad I switched
about
a year ago.

David

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