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|Comments on news posted 2009-09-25 12:50:33: Back in April we reported how Cablevision was launching 101Mbps+ connection at a $99 price point (albeit with a whopping $300 activation fee), a first for the industry. .. |
Fort Worth, TX
I think the bigger picture is... that they don't want to have to explain to consumers why their computer isn't able to get 100Mbps from some rinky dink server in El Paso on a 10Mbps line.
Offering such a fast connection comes with expectations of the Internet that are just not there yet. I'd love to 100Mbps up and down at my house but I am also a network and software developer and I understand what the Internet can do. Average consumers don't need it and quite frankly would probably not understand it. I hope that Verizon would consider offering it at a business level though.
| |kd6caeP2p Shouldn't Be A Crime
I'd be happy with just an upload increase I live just outside a small FIOS area. If I could get it though, which I likely never will be able to, I would and would likely get 20/20, because I do online backup and let me tell you TWC in this part of Socal doesn't even deliver the 2Mbit/sec upstream speeds they claim to offer. The fastest I can get is 1.2-1.3Mbit/sec upstream, which results in me only uploading at 150 kilobytes/sec tops when I should be uploading at around 240K/sec. I got the chance last Christmas to use FIOS 20/5 via wireless at a friends place and I so wanted to find a way to get that at my house. Maybe 1 day it'll happen I can hope. If a user wants 100mbps it should at least be an option. If users want more in the way of upload, that also should be an option, even if only a handful of users get it. When FIOS first came on the sceen, the top tier was 30/5, then 20/20 was introduced. Why aren't they willing to do say 100/50? Why not 50/50? Why in even verizon FIOS is there only 1 symetric tier?
Re: I'd be happy with just an upload increase
said by kd6cae:Actually, there are no official symmetrical tiers offered for FiOS. The 20/20 tier is no longer available to new customers. The following list is what can be ordered now.
Why in even verizon FIOS is there only 1 symetric tier?
35/20 (NY Metro areas only)
I say these are the official tiers, because Verizon has been over-provisioning most of these speed tiers. Sustained download/upload tests, and not just unreliable, online speed tests, indicate that the 35/20 tier is 35/35 and both the 25/15 and 15/5 tiers are provisioned at 25/25.
It's been like this since the price hike that was implemented a few months ago. Those with existing 20/5 and 20/20 service have continued to keep their current speed tiers, but in order to continue saving money once their agreement term expires, they are required to select one of the new tiers or pay for month-to-month stand-alone prices going forward.
One line says it all "For now, Verizon believes their top offering of 50 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up is more than enough bandwidth for the average user."
Even that is WAY, WAY more than any regular internet (home) user needs. Anyone saying differently, plainly has to much money or is one of those types that has to have it simply because it's there.
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| |ironwalker World RenownedPremium,MVM
Re: One line says it all If you don't want it, dont take it. Stay on a low tier if it is offered.
Personally I'd like to download all day if I had the sources, video confrence with friends from another state without the video and audio stuttering, stream my entire music collection to 10 friends,run a web server and maybe offer all my photos on it.
There are a ton of things I'd like to do but am limited and I have OOL boost bottom tier. I max my connection almost all day on the download.
I'd like to backup offline as well and even run a few different servers to the www.
As someone above mentioned, all the average pc ever will need is 64k. Some of you sound just like the guy who made that ignorant statement...lol. Just because you as an individual has no need and or got 200% faster internet then what you used to have doesn't mean we don't need it.
I have had OOL since they came out, I always had a fast line. Before that I had earthlink dial up...jebus I hated that.
The future is comeing and there is no way to stop it. If the pipe fattens then its never ending, the possibilities out there for developers to play around with. I embrace it.
Everyone should have lite speed. Maybe we can get hardware manufacturers to make litespeed with hardware like hard drives to keep up the pace. I say lets make a fat piped world with lite speed hardware...instant everything!
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