Well, unless they throw a good deal at me in St. John's before December, I'll stick with my free Rogers PVR for now.. and then switch around Christmas/New Years. Absolutely cannot wait for 25/25Mbps net. Might even try to move my bell mobility over too for one bill.
Now.. we just need the rates they're getting in Europe (ie. 40 euros for like 100Mbps, tv and phone :S). Damn you lack of competition...
I asked a sales rep about this and he said yes, as it means you will be paying more money per month to Bell Aliant, and your previous one year bundle discount will end and you will be on the fibreOp special for only 3 months.
I just got off the phone with an Aliant rep who "checked her latest updates" and said that the tentative date to begin taking orders for FibreOp installs in Mount Pearl is August 3rd. Can't say how much faith I have in that, but I'm pretty stoked about it. She also confirmed what has been posted here already; existing contractual bundle customers will be able to switch to a FibreOp bundle without any extra hassle and still get the intro promo price for new customers ($99/mo for first three months).
I had chatted online with Aliant Rep 3 days ago and she was unable to give me any details on when FibreOp would be available in Mount Pearl, I hope the Aug 3rd time frame is right! I noticed that Elizabeth park area in Paradise is getting the fibre installed on the lines up there so its close!
Anyway that is good news, but the installer said cat5/6 would be needed for the receivers to work.
Who ever the installer is, he is wrong. The majority of homes wired here with FibreOP are using coax to the Motorola STBs. The main reason is because the coax was in place because of previous cable installs.
One or two of the threads in this forum have pictures of FibreOP installs and they used coax to the STBs.