Back in July 2006, there appeared on this list a thread-within-a-thread concerning the installation of Verizon FiOS (and, by extension, similar FTTH offerings) in MDU buildings. Lisa Hancock raised a question about why Verizon did not offer FiOS in her condo building. I responded with a generic explanation about some of the problems that I thought Verizon would face, based on my own experiences getting cable TV installed in MDU buildings back in the 1970s and 80s. SeeThis very subject came up at a recent Broadband Properties conference in Dallas. According to an April 28 report by Communications Technology magazine:
"Verizon's SVP Technology Mark Wegleitner extolled the virtues of laying fiber all the way to each separate unit with terminations at in-unit optical network terminals (ONTs). But real property developers and managers pointed out certain problems with bringing one particular provider's equipment all the way into a resident's apartment or condominium."
Rest atThe problems that building owners mention certainly sound familiar!
Question for Lisa: has Verizon installed FiOS in your building yet?