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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.
While Verizon's televison service was interesting I was really focused on the Internet connection. In fact, the Net connection is what led to the move away from Comcast. One catch: You have to use Verizon's wireless router. The tech was aware of complaints about this policy. The general idea is that Verizon's router is connected to the central office for monitoring. In talkbacks there were some complaints about the range of Verizon's router. This particular router was manufactured by Actiontec. I found the range to be fine.