The Verizon FiOS installers have been circling the neighborhood lately, tearing up sidewalks, digging holes in lawns, and (finally) pulling fiber down the telephone poles in the direction of the nearest CO. According to their call center, they’ll probably be able to upgrade me from 3⁄768 DSL to 15⁄15 fiber sometime around the middle of next month. I’ve been waiting for years for them to finally make it to my place, so I’ll probably have to have a party or something :-).
Just for the fun of it, I was reading Verizon’s business FiOS system requirements page. Here’s a snippet:
|Speed||Recommended CPU speed||Recommended FSB speed||Recommended free disk space|
|5/2 Mbps||600 MHz||100 MHz||128 MB|
|5/5 Mbps||733 MHz||133 MHz||200 MB|
|50/10 Mbps||2 GHz||330 MHz||500 MB|
So, not only do I need a faster CPU to enjoy a faster connection, I also need additional free disk space? Huh. Who knew?