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    Quote Originally Posted by RickS View Post
    I've got FIOS and it is absoultely awesome. Definitely worth the $5/more per month over the DSL I had. True, there are few sources that can feed data as fast as I can consume it however, that's not really a bash against FIOS. It's really nice to pull files from Microsoft at 800K/s or three files at a time from Napster at 350K/s each.
    wait, are those the speeds your getting with FIOS? With the 30Mb connection?
    I get higher speeds then that all the time with my 15Mb connection. Maybe I won't switch after all.
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    Isn't a cable line shared (I mean the bandwidth ceiling)? Doesn't bandwidth fluctuate depending on users online at a given moment? I remember when cable first came out and then I remember my bandwidth plumiting towards the ground as it became more popular. Where are you guys getting 12mbps/15mbps from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by digimotojoel View Post
    That whole 20mbps seems crazy to me. I was under the assumption, however, that the fiber actually required more repeaters then other solutions (this is coming from a code monkey though... what do I know). .
    The number of repeaters has to do with the technology they are using- if it is LED, then more repeaters will be needed, less with laser. Anything will be better than copper though.

    i know that a standard NIU for copper T1's weights about 20lbs and can support 4-6 T1's, whereas the QDFR's for our fiber is about the size of a cable modem and can support many times more data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digimotojoel View Post
    Isn't a cable line shared (I mean the bandwidth ceiling)? Doesn't bandwidth fluctuate depending on users online at a given moment? I remember when cable first came out and then I remember my bandwidth plumiting towards the ground as it became more popular. Where are you guys getting 12mbps/15mbps from?
    the cable where I live is fiber for long stretches, then splits off and modulates over coax. This makes their bandwidth ceiling higher. I am guessing that lots of older systems are still pure copper, so you would see bandwidth fluctuate more. It also is dependent on how much bandwidth the cable supplier has on their end- it could be bottlenecking at the cable company, not on the lines to your house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quattro View Post
    wait, are those the speeds your getting with FIOS? With the 30Mb connection?
    I get higher speeds then that all the time with my 15Mb connection. Maybe I won't switch after all.
    I've only got the 15Mb connection on FIOS (I think they wanted another $10 for the 30Mb and as we've heard, there's not a lot of reason for it). I've gotten higher than that but those are typical (especially from a torrent) but those are more typical of the higher end from a website. I wouldn't change from a 15Mb cable connection but that's not typical in itself...the best cable connection I ever had was 5Mb.

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    i have fios and i got this from speakeasy.net speedtest

    Download Speed: 9502 kbps (1187.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 1827 kbps (228.4 KB/sec transfer rate)

    i dont really notice much of a difference between it and cablevision
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickS View Post
    It's really nice to pull files from Microsoft at 800K/s or three files at a time from Napster at 350K/s each.
    Damm I get that with 6Mb cable. I'm happy with a 6mb connection with Comcraptic (Comcast)

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    Quote Originally Posted by digimotojoel View Post
    Isn't a cable line shared (I mean the bandwidth ceiling)? Doesn't bandwidth fluctuate depending on users online at a given moment? I remember when cable first came out and then I remember my bandwidth plumiting towards the ground as it became more popular. Where are you guys getting 12mbps/15mbps from?
    My cable company has fiber optic network, but then its coaxial to the homes.

    Quote Originally Posted by justin146 View Post
    the cable where I live is fiber for long stretches, then splits off and modulates over coax. This makes their bandwidth ceiling higher. I am guessing that lots of older systems are still pure copper, so you would see bandwidth fluctuate more. It also is dependent on how much bandwidth the cable supplier has on their end- it could be bottlenecking at the cable company, not on the lines to your house.


    Quote Originally Posted by lostreception View Post
    i have fios and i got this from speakeasy.net speedtest

    Download Speed: 9502 kbps (1187.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 1827 kbps (228.4 KB/sec transfer rate)

    i dont really notice much of a difference between it and cablevision
    are you serious?
    I'm get more then that with optimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by durwood View Post
    Damm I get that with 6Mb cable. I'm happy with a 6mb connection with Comcraptic (Comcast)
    You probably get 800kiloBIT/sec downloads, not kiloBYTE/sec....

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    Download Speed: 6942 kbps (867.8 KB/sec transfer rate)
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