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Comments on news posted 2012-05-18 14:27:33: We've been nudged by a reliable source with supporting evidence who tells us Verizon will be raising the speed of several of their FiOS broadband tiers very soon. ..

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aaronwt
Premium
join:2004-11-07
Woodbridge, VA
reply to 25139889

Re: Karl,- symmetrical???

said by 25139889:

?The company's current symmetrical 35 Mbps tier will soon see a dramatic bump to 75 Mbps downstream and 35 Mbps upstream."

How is this symmetrical? symmetrical means the same not different.

Yes the current tier is advertised as symetrical(although it's really 43/35) but it doesn't mention the new tier being symetrical.

25139889

join:2011-10-25
Toledo, OH

then not really symmetrical. Surprised this website isn't calling for false advertising.



SHoTTa35

@optonline.net

What tha... the 35/35 plan is symetrical, it's moving to 75/35 - which is then not symmetrical anymore. Mentioning it at the first point was only to say that's what they are known as now. The post didn't say they were going to be "symmetrical" at 75/35!

Here since you can't read:

The company's current symmetrical 35 Mbps tier will soon see a dramatic bump to 75 Mbps downstream and 35 Mbps upstream...

It says "current symmetrical" but at the end it doesn't say anything about symmetrical which therefore one shouldn't assume it is!


Anon2459

@comcast.net

So jealous...

I'm trembling and lusting after FIOS customers. Verizon built up the western half of my city before they announced they're stopping expansion so you can imagine my disappointment when I live on the eastern half. Seeing those Verizon FIOS ads had me so excited, it was sooo close yet so far.

Doesn't help they sold there FIOS infrustructure to Frontier which is just completely destroying the service. I think they really want to offload fiber customers and put them on DSL, at least that's what it looks like.


jjeffeory

join:2002-12-04
USA
reply to 25139889

Re: Karl,- symmetrical???

You caught that, eh?



maartena
Elmo
Premium
join:2002-05-10
Orange, CA
kudos:3
reply to DownTheShore

Re: Meaningless...

said by DownTheShore:

...unless they start wiring the apartment complexes with FIOS.

This is largely dependent on the owner of the apartment complex in question. In many cases they are built in such a way that all the copper lines are hidden in the wall, and a single pair (or 2 pairs) are available for each apartment. The conduits they are in might simply be too narrow to add additional cabling, except replacing all cables in one go.

Often they also have a central mini-CO on site that works perfectly for regular phone lines and DSL, but has to be replaced for fiber.

That is a rather costly venture, and Verizon is not going to want to wire up all 200 apartments with fiber (or however many there are) with a fair amount of existing DSL accounts and no guarantee that there will be a certain amount of FIOS customers. And it is also likely the apartment complex owner is not going to want to bear that cost.

Other apartment complexes have conduits for each apartment, or are wired on the outside walls. In those cases, FIOS can be installed on an individual basis as it is much easier to replace the individual wires. Again though, it is partly dependent on what the owner of the complex says with regards to wires, as once you go FIOS, you can't go back to copper.

Best thing to do if you want to get FIOS, is move to a private rental, or a complex that you know allows individual installs of FIOS.
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htin11

join:2000-08-10
Flushing, NY

what about 150/35

I currently have 150/35...any speed increase in there? maybe making it 200 / 65 ?


axus

join:2001-06-18
Washington, DC
reply to joncellini

Re: Frontier

Verizon seemed to be following Frontier, with the lack of expansion, raising prices, and not caring to acquire new customers. I can't even get FIOS, though that might change soon.



wesm
Premium
join:1999-07-29
Redmond, WA
reply to joncellini

No kidding. I'm on Frontier--which isn't half bad--AND VDSL--which is horrible--so I'll never see anything above 20/5 unless I move. Hmmm...back to Keller?



JRW2
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reply to elefante72

Re: More of nothing

said by elefante72:

Realistically speaking one only needs 15/5.

I love when people make statements like this.
How do you know what anyone "needs"?

Just because you are satisfied with that speed, or find it excessive, does not mean every other user out there feels the same way.

I have speeds in excess of what you feel anyone needs, and there are many times when I can peg it without torrents or downloading porn....
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45612019

join:2004-02-05
New York, NY

What's with all the weird upload speeds?

This company just can't seem to do anything perfectly.

50/25? 75/35? Why are they half-assing the upload?

Just make the shit symmetrical and call it a day. We all know the capacity is there.

This is just another American ISP slooooowly inching out speed upgrades over the years and making it seem as if they are constantly upgrading their network when the capacity is already there.

Why does Verizon's fiber optic network deliver such relatively slow speeds when Japan and South Korea have had true symmetrical 1 Gbps for years?



mech1164
I'll Be Back

join:2001-11-19
Lodi, NJ
reply to Bootes

Re: Meaninless...

We had our town wired as of the first install. It's been years they still haven't wired older apts. New green builds yes not the one already built.



elios

join:2005-11-15
Springfield, MO
reply to maartena

Re: Meaningless...

why not use the co-ax thats already running to each apt
since i know they use that for a lot of installs now
run the fiber in to the basement or were ever the co-ax comes in at



Anon69

@suddenlink.net
reply to 45612019

Re: What's with all the weird upload speeds?

The capacity isn't there in markets that are on BPON. Google it.



somejerk

@verizon.net
reply to 45612019

Fios itself isn't symmetrical. BPON Fios 622 Mbps down and 155 up. GPON Fios is 2.4 Gbps down and 1.2 Gbps up.

»Verizon Online FiOS FAQ »What is BPON or GPON?


serge87

join:2009-11-29
reply to Peachtreeman

Re: This is great

said by Peachtreeman :

Not only that but 300mbps service? I'm on 150/35 so SIGN ME UP I need more speed for work.

me too, no love for the top tier...ho-hum

serge87

join:2009-11-29
reply to htin11

Re: what about 150/35

Would also love to know what happens to this tier, at least for the price we pay for it. Also, the upload is already at 65mbps, it's not official but I believe just about everyone on this has it.


bushleaguer

join:2007-01-22
Gillette, NJ

June 18???

If this is true then how can it be that they haven't disclosed the imminent price hike yet? The June 18 date must be off by a few months....I haven't read anything official in terms of a service/price increase in my bills or anything else received by Verizon (then again, this is Verizon billing we are talking about but they've always been good in alerting about increases or changes in service in a timely manner).



Onedollar

join:2001-08-27
Pomona, CA
kudos:6

Existing users will need to pay $10 for upgrade. No one will be upgraded automatically



Noah Vail
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This might be enough for me to order FiOS.

I've been on BrightHouse 40/5, even though I can get FiOS 35/35 for the same price.
And I host servers here, so you know faster upload appeals to me.

So why have I stayed with BH? They're a good company.
They support their infrastructure and treat their customers well.

This FiOS speed increase - it might inspire me to jump ship.
I keep hearing rumors about BH increasing their top tiers, but it never seems to materialize.

I'll be thinking hard about it.
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bushleaguer

join:2007-01-22
Gillette, NJ
reply to Onedollar

Re: June 18???

said by Onedollar:

Existing users will need to pay $10 for upgrade. No one will be upgraded automatically

I see.

So when existing contracts expire then we all will have to pay more for internet but will be getting faster service, correct?


45612019

join:2004-02-05
New York, NY

1 recommendation

reply to Noah Vail

Re: This might just be enough for me order FiOS.

No doubt, Bright House has a way better TV product than Verizon. Bright House has more HD channels than any other provider in the nation, 150+. They are constantly adding new and niche networks instead of giving everyone who wants to watch something besides ESPN in HD the finger. Verizon's claim of being the "HD leader" is laughable when one looks at Bright House's lineup.



jarablue
Always be true to yourself

join:2001-06-11
Boxborough, MA

150meg tier? Yeah ok.

Has anyone really tried to get 150 from Verizon? You have to call about 100 times hoping to get someone that knows anything about it then when you do it's an act of god to get it installed. I really doubt by June these upgrades will roll out. I hope I'm wrong but I wonder what type of hoops I'm going to go through in trying to convince the reps at Verizon this is actually true.



Noah Vail
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Lorton, VA
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reply to 45612019

Re: This might just be enough for me order FiOS.

said by 45612019:

No doubt, Bright House has a way better TV product than Verizon.

I don't own a TV.
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Thinkdiff
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join:2001-08-07
Bronx, NY
kudos:11

1 recommendation

reply to 25139889

Re: Karl,- symmetrical???

said by 25139889:

then not really symmetrical. Surprised this website isn't calling for false advertising.

How dare Verizon give customers more than they ordered. Sue them!
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serge87

join:2009-11-29
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to jarablue

Re: 150meg tier? Yeah ok.

said by jarablue:

Has anyone really tried to get 150 from Verizon? You have to call about 100 times hoping to get someone that knows anything about it then when you do it's an act of god to get it installed. I really doubt by June these upgrades will roll out. I hope I'm wrong but I wonder what type of hoops I'm going to go through in trying to convince the reps at Verizon this is actually true.

I've had it for 8 months now. The upgrades are just simply going to be re-provisioning for the customers on the respective tiers that have speed boosts on June 18. I don't think it will be a physical hardware upgrade, but I may be wrong.

rebus9

join:2002-03-26
Tampa Bay
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
·Bright House
reply to IPPlanMan

Re: Meanwhile at Comcast...

Oh man, that is SO true!!!

rebus9

join:2002-03-26
Tampa Bay
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
·Bright House
reply to SHoTTa35

Re: Karl,- symmetrical???

said by SHoTTa35 :

What tha... the 35/35 plan is symetrical, it's moving to 75/35 - which is then not symmetrical anymore. Mentioning it at the first point was only to say that's what they are known as now. The post didn't say they were going to be "symmetrical" at 75/35!

Eh, don't worry. It will be 75/75 before too long.


mig288
Premium
join:2002-07-13
Cherry Hill, NJ
reply to serge87

Re: 150meg tier? Yeah ok.

Any increases are welcomed. Tomorrow I have my install between 9 am - 12 pm. Getting the 35/35 and would love to have that bump to 75/35...

Great news...!



45612019

join:2004-02-05
New York, NY
reply to Noah Vail

Re: This might just be enough for me order FiOS.

Now that's just embarrassing.