About two years ago, that whole floor was occupied by people, hired by Bell, working with fibre optics. In the evening the parking lot down below was full of those little, white trucks. When they first moved in, I was excited, thinking we’d get FibreOp, but the ‘sad’ part about all this was: They wired the whole city except this building! I asked one of them, in the elevator once, and he told me it was all up to the landlord. They’d have to tear up all the walls and so on. Our landlord hasn’t shown all that much interest in our building, which was built 1967, so that won’t happen.
I haven’t had the pleasure of trying fibre op, so I don’t know what it’s like … only seen the commercials about how ‘lightning fast’ it supposedly is. This is no major grievance … I’m perfectly happy with the Internet we have now. Days of dial-up are still fresh in my memory 🙂
What I did find a bit curious, was something I heard on the news the other day: All the people who were without power, after the ice storm … the ones with fibre op also lost their landline phone! From what I understood, they get some different kind of phone with this service, it has a battery and the charge only lasts for eight hours! I wouldn’t like that!
Yesterday, I went ‘uptown’, as they say here, instead of downtown. Brought the camera, in case I’d see any pictures that needed to be taken. Unfortunately it was during the lunch hour and very crowded everywhere … no peace and quiet for photography. I did take this, though … All those red, brick buildings, were one part of why I fell so much in love with Saint John first time we visited!
Also went to City Market and bought some locally produced honey 🙂