Verizon is digging up the easement in front of the houses in our neighborhood to lay FTTC (fiber to the curb).  They made promises to do this throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s (and charged us for it in the meantime), so it’s nice to see they’re finally making good.  I know one local person (Keith) who’s gotten their FIOS Internet service recently.  He says its fast, but they’re blocking ports 25 and 80 like they do with their DSL service.  Comcast doesn’t do that.