| Review by StreetSpirit |
member for 10.8 years, 5453 visits, last login: 1 days ago
updated 10 days ago
- $115 per month
- about 7 days
- "Boost Plus over D3 is amazing! All tiers received a slight speed bump!"
- "Boost PLUS is expensive, $65 p/m. Standard OOL is a bit less at 50p/m considering you do not have any other Cablevision services"
- "YMMV - My area now utilizes all 8 downstream channels. Promo pricing is available if FIOS is nearby."
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(ratings above consensus)
* Note - This review is updated by top posting. Apologies but it's too late to reformat it.
June 7th, 2013 - »Re: Optimum online free upload speed upgrade
OOL is migrating standard tier modems to facilitate uploads at 5,000,000 bits per second. It seems that the standard tier has gone to an advertised 15/5mbps. My own speeds are holding at around 18,500,000~ bps downstream and 5,100,000~ bps downstream. One can only hope that BOOST+ tier upgrades will also be implemented to help the Optimum Online Hybrid_Fiber_Coax service complete with Verizon's GPON Fiber service.
I've been with Cablevision/OOL for my home and business needs for appx 11 years now and do not have any plans on switching. The provided data rates are well within my needs and budget! Good job, OOL!
April, 2013 - »[OOL] Received monthly price relief for aging Mom. Thanks OOL..
A few weeks ago, my Mom needed to go to a hospital for a spell. She really enjoys her OOL/iO service, but of course paying and not using it can become an expensive proposition. She asked me to call CV on her behalf. thinking of suspending service for a few weeks until health had improved a bit.
I thought I might get a one time credit or perhaps a one time waiver of a few bucks, but was very surprised that the billing rep gave her a great deal - $29.99 OOL, 3 months free iO with $29.99 thereafter for two years! NICE! The rep did not make a big to-do about her being a customer for years, and not using oV [she has a lifeline and is on my cell plan with Virgin to keep in touch with siblings, children and nephews.]
So if you're having a hard time making ends meet, give CV a call. YMMV of course as with anything but in this case they did good and deserve some praise.
May 7th, 2011 - I was recently given an ARRIS TM802G DOCSIS 3 modem, and returned my Motorola D3 (6120). According to techs, there were firmware issues with the Motorola which stopped the ability to deliver all aspects of the new tier, BOOST PLUS. Five minutes later, I ordered the tier. My modem reset, and that's all she wrote!
BOOST PLUS is advertised as up to 50mbps down, and 8mbps up. This is quite good and I have not seen it fluctuate during prime time. Not only that, they've began to quietly over-provision both the standard and the BOOST/BOOST+ tiers. For example, the standard tier is now provisioned at 22,000,000
I have long wanted to get more upstream bandwidth under BOOST, so this Boost Plus (the little brother of Ultra) is a God-send.
I'm paying exactly the same as with boost, $65 dollars. I'm using a netgear router which can keep up with the speeds.
You'll like this tier!
January 17th, 2011 - My Mom in Brooklyn began to experience severe prime time slow downs. A tech was sent out and installed an ARRIS TM802G DOCSIS 3 modems. Her speeds are 15.6mbit/sec down & 2.02 mbit/sec up , quite stable. She has Netflix and such built into her TV, and subscribes to Netflix and Hulu Plus and was experiencing constant re-buffering with her SBv5120. This has been solved with the ARRIS modem, even during prime time.
The ARRIS TM802G modem is provisioned as a DOCSIS 3 device, and has so far taken care of the problems.
If you're having speed issues with OOL and your line has been tested OK, ask the rep for a D3 modem - make sure to note it so the tech brings one.
July 24, 2010 - A DOCSIS 3.0 modem was installed at my home. I got the Motorola SBv6220. I have BOOST and am very happy with the results.
The speeds stay pinned at 33mbit/5mbit.
*** Previous pages of this review have been truncated as they no longer reflect the current tiers or price points.
PS Below are two screenshots each of speed tests performed on the two tiers of service (home)
a) BOOST PLUS 5/2011 and
b) STANDARD TIER 6/2013