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Review by codydog See Profile

  • Location: North Kingstown,Washington,RI
  • Cost: $115 per month
  • Install: about 10 days
Good "speeds are solidly within expectations"
Bad "latency is the same as cable, no noticable improvement"
Overall "should be a price decision"
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Like the fios service overall, speeds are as advertised, latency and ping are disappointing based on marketing and comments on dslreports. My thought going forward, is to only shop on price. Latency/ping is no different that cable, big disappointment for me as I thought results would be much better. Your experience may differ.

TV image is superb, really good.

Have 75/35, tv and fios only, so no phone experience

UPDATE -- speeds are as advertised, latency has not improved from what cable had. Dropped TV as simply didn't watch it. A VZ tech did suggest upgrading to 150 d/l or even 300 for better latency but that seems expensive to do. What I learned and your experience may be quite different, is to shop ISP by price only. Extremely disappointed by how Netflix performs on VZ's network.

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Comments:

mtnarea

@charter.com

Ping?

What's the ping you're getting? I was getting around 5 - 10ms to Google max when I had FiOS.

VashTS

@bhn.net

Ping times? Really?

"Extremely disappointed by how Netflix performs on VZ's network."
So ur unhappy about how slow Netflix is when VZ or ur other cable provider has no control over there network?

"Like the fios service overall, speeds are as advertised, latency and ping are disappointing based on marketing and comments on dslreports."
SO again speeds are what they say but latency to 1 thing, Netflix, is what ur disappointed about, ohh and ur mad since other ppl have better speeds then you? U want full speeds and better latency, download something using newsgroups or from MS cuz ur not going to get it anywhere else.

"A VZ tech did suggest upgrading to 150 d/l or even 300 for better latency but that seems expensive to do."
Yeah dont do that. I hate sales pitchs. I bet they also said if u pay for a new N rotuer it will give u better Wifi in your home.
codydog

join:2001-11-29
Newport, RI

Re: Ping times? Really?

Latency is almost exactly what I had with csble - I mention Netflix as a common point for anyone reading. Do you work for VZ?