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In the basement the battery backup is installed. The tech says the battery gives you TV and Internet access for about 20 minutes in a power outage. Then the battery concentrates on phone service. Battery life varies, but replacements are standard and purchased at many places.
The battery for the backup. The batteries are standard and can be bought at many retailers.
Once the power and fiber-optic lines are hooked up the installation moves along quickly. That statement assumes your connections are all set. While Verizon runs fiber-optic cables to your home it uses your existing cable infrastructure to your television and PC. In this case the set-top boxes from Verizon and Comcast were nearly identical.