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    Verizon FiOS?

    As the topic states...anybody have it? If so how is it? My gf's family just ordered the pack Phone/Internet/TV. The Internet is 20MBPS FASSSST my cable modem is 1.44mbps.. I cant wait to see how it is... Unfortunately its not in my area!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheekz185 View Post
    As the topic states...anybody have it? If so how is it? My gf's family just ordered the pack Phone/Internet/TV. The Internet is 20MBPS FASSSST my cable modem is 1.44mbps.. I cant wait to see how it is... Unfortunately its not in my area!

    The only problem is that no website you are going to visit is ever going to upload fast enough to take advantage of that bandwidth. I have 5meg cable and have never maxed it out except on a speed test. Although, being someone who works in telecom, I love the idea of fiber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justin146 View Post
    The only problem is that no website you are going to visit is ever going to upload fast enough to take advantage of that bandwidth. I have 5meg cable and have never maxed it out except on a speed test. Although, being someone who works in telecom, I love the idea of fiber.
    Yeah currently i am studying with CISCO to get my CCNA then later my CCNP and the idea of fiber is sick!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheekz185 View Post
    Yeah currently i am studying with CISCO to get my CCNA then later my CCNP and the idea of fiber is sick!
    I work in cellular, and we are moving to fiber for bandwidth reasons. Sites that used to have 4-5 T1's at them are being put on a single fiber strand. Also, less repeaters inline means less chance for outages in bad weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justin146 View Post
    The only problem is that no website you are going to visit is ever going to upload fast enough to take advantage of that bandwidth. I have 5meg cable and have never maxed it out except on a speed test. Although, being someone who works in telecom, I love the idea of fiber.
    We know that such speeds are useless for webpages, but I got a 15Mb connection, that I max out on when downloading huge file, um, huge work files. yeah thats it work related stuff.


    but I may be switching over to verizon fios, or I could pay $10 more and get a 30Mb connection from the cable company.
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    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). It has been a while since we have been sitting at this 4mb/5mb cable limit though... a few years... it's about time we start moving forward specifically in this area of technology. I checked to see if verizon is offering it out by me, but they are not yet. This is the first I have heard of a company commercially selling this product. I want.

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    I have Cox Cable Internet. I pay about $15/month for a 12mbps/1mbps connection when evreything is added up with our digital combo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rafster View Post
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    I've got it

    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.

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