The guys came this morning, cut a hole in the concrete in front of my house, and pulled the actual fiber.
Bridget, the very cool install tech from Verizon, showed up at about 2:00 PM.
By about 5:30, we had connectivity, but really slow download speed (250Kbps).
After some troubleshooting, Bridget replaced the ONT (Optical Network Terminal – the box on the side of the house), and viola! Full 15Mbps download speeds!
I took lots of pictures, and will be sharing the whole process/experience in detail, so stay tuned. I’ve got a bunch of work emails to catch up on since I was home all day, and offline.
If you’re in the Portland area, and interested in Verizon Fios fiber optic broadband, let me know, and I’ll get you Bridget’s cell phone number, so she can get a referral. She did a great job for me!