To be fair, their install is a bitch itself. It really is a rigged together piece of crap that if it works right gives you great internet and great TV PQ. But so much can go wrong and a lot of it did for my install. It took three days to get everything right. Not only do you have multiple paths of data that have to talk to each other, but there are multiple databases at the home office that have to be aligned right.
Mine was fairly straightforward. Both the receiver and router were going into the same closet, so it was just one cable that had to be run. The guy was trying to do it as quickly as possible - he wanted to get the hell out of there. He was over two hours past my appointment window, never bothered calling and didn't want to reschedule. In the end it wasn't the best job, but it wasn't terrible either.
For a static IP, you need the business plan.
If you don't need a static IP, you can set up the Actiontec as a bridge to the router you want to use. That's not officially supported by Verizon, but there are enough tutorials on the Web on how to do it.
You need the Actiontec router to work as a MoCA router and bridge to the Ethernet. The backs of the FIOS boxes don't have an Ethernet jack, but they all have MoCA built-in.
I didn't need a static IP, just a routable one. And I did set it up on bridge mode - a bunch of times. But Verizon would hard reset the router within three days when I configured it.
My STB had an ethernet connection on the back and I used it. When in bridge mode, I forwarded the required ports and it worked fine. Until they reset the Actiontec. Which one doesn't have an ethernet port? All the ones I've ever seen do. You don't even need coax - the whole system can run over ethernet, which is the way I wanted to do it.