After a couple of years of waiting, Verizon FIOS is finally available in my neighborhood! I currently access the Internet using Cablevision Optimum Online and have been paying a premium for their service (phone and Internet) for over 2 years. Now I can switch to FIOS on a 2 year contract and get some savings at least.
Then, when my 2 year FIOS contract is up, I will check the landscape and perhaps switch back to Cablevision for their package (with a savings naturally). I have no loyalty to any of these companies as the only loyalty they have to me is to the number of green-backs that they can liberate from my wallet.
Since I have my own domain with e-mail accounts I control from
I will be switching all of my e-mail to an address from that domain so that ISP hopping will be less burdensome in the future.
The Cablevision Optimum Online to Verizon FIOS switch is currently scheduled for 3/24/08...I hope the transition goes smoothly.