Review by user17600
Good "Speed, price, video quality"
- Location: Boston, MA
- Cost: $85 per month (24 month contract)
- Install: about 7 days
Bad "So far, not much"
Overall "So happy moved back to VZ territory"
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As you can see from my other reviews (AT&T, Metrocast), I recently lived in an area served by second-tier providers (SE CT) who really didn't invest in that area. I'd previously lived in VZ territory, but pre-FIOS, so had Cox HSI/phone/video.
Anyway, recently move back to VZ territory (Boston metro-west), and I am thrilled with the FIOS services. Signed up for a double-play (HSI/video), and am using a variety of VOIP for phone services (voip.ms, GV, Voipo, CC).
I have the 15/5 HSI, and routinely get 25 down, and consistently get 5 up. With a young family, this is sufficient for our needs, which includes the occasional Netflix and/or Amazon subscription.
Contrast the current service with my old ATT DSL, which was rated for 6 down and 1 up, and routinely I got only 1.5 down, and *never* exceeded the rated speed no matter the time of day.
The FIOS video clarity is amazing, and the channel lineup extensive. Contrast this with Metrocast, which picked up the leftovers of Eastern Connecticut cable at fire-sale prices and then used the plant with few, if any, improvements. Muddy SD picture and pixelated HD passed for service down there.
Uverse lawn fridges appeared in the area, but were never lit up.
I should also note that I now use a HDHR Prime with a single cablecard to send video to our devices. If you haven't tried one of these you should. Video is sent via DLNA to a couple of PS3s, a DNLA aware LG TV, a computer and a couple of tablets. Works great (and only costs me 4 bucks a month for the cablecard).
Would be happy with the FIOS service regardless, but moreso because of where I was immediately before. So happy that I might even pay the non-contract price once my contract is up (and I've never done that before). I'm saving $15/mo on the package, and $5/mo on VZ Connections. In CT I was paying $95 for cable alone!
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