Looking forward to fiber.
We are on Albany Hill and Sonic rolled out a fiber cabinet high on a telephone pole on the corner of Washington & Cerrito Streets about three-four weeks ago. Then Sonic peppered the neighborhood with door tag advertisements.
I was able to order recently via Member Tools last week and have an early July install date. I never received an email from Sonic announcing that I could order fiber. So, I would not count on a call or an email from Sonic after you see the fiber rolling out in your neighborhood. Periodically check your member tools.
By Friday evening, a coil of fiber appeared high up one wall attached to our house parallel to the ancient phone line. No demark, yet. I suspect the demark can be done during the install.
The fiber line is a thin white cable that is as flexible as stiff thread, much more flexible than un-coated audio fiber I have worked with. This is encased in a stiff black plastic shell.
Very cool. The power of light! So, we are on our way. Yeah!
Our telephone line is so old that the phone demark is a huge brass set of terminals, looking very steam punk and is located in an interior crawl space, close to where I want the ONT installed.
I don't need the Pace Router, but will rent for a couple of months to make sure everything is working correctly.
Unfortunately, First Alarm (formally Sentry) doesn't support VOIP, so they are installing a wireless transmitter, no need for copper connection.
Concerning VOIP. I had replaced the old crappy telephone wiring in the house years ago, and ran the new stuff from a punch-down board near the phone demark. Detaching the interior wiring from ATT copper is easy and, I believe, the RJ11 telephone connector on the ONT can be plugged directly into my isolated home telephone network, without problems.
I wish everyone luck when fiber finally arrives.