Don't believe cable foreman about anything he says re Verizon FIOS. Fios is fiber optic, a thin flat wire with fiber glass transmitting light pulses. Totally different than cable co cables. If neighbor has fios, you should be able to get it. Going to the thicker cable will substantially reduce losses, and you should have seen a big improvement. They may need to upgrade cable from interface to router too.thats the other problem, FIOS is everywhere around us but not in my town of 25,000 our superstructure is so antiquated they refuse to completely re-do it. they have a mindset of whoever stays great, if you leave oh well. I was told that from a foreman when they re-did every wire from the pole to house and the entire house to remove that RG 58???? and install the much thicker stuff.
i will call the neighbor cause i did see the truck at his house for about 2 hours last week.
almost ready to find an antenna and see what id flying around in the air, after all phily and N.Y. are not that far. wish me luck.