When I checked the TOS/AUP for Rhode Island which showed Ultimate as a 100Mb tier (110Mb with boost), the Ultimate cap is still 400GB. In my market, Orange County caps don't appear to be enforced. I blow through my monthly caps routinely and hopefully it will stay that way.
What is Verizon's current price for 150Mb FiOS? If it is more than a hundskie, I wonder if they'll drop the price, or bump their tier in response.
I'd take 50/10 myself. When I heard that a friend of mine in Phoenix, was upgrading to 150/20, I didn't believe him. Sure enough he has it, just wow. I'd love to wake up one day and see a 30/10 or 50/10 option on TWC. Nice to see what the technology can do.
Wow, I remember the days when Optimum Online was the gold standard of Internet service. I am now paying $54.95 a month for 15/2 service (well the download is basically 20 but not advertised as such) and Cox is now offering 25/5 for $56?!?! At least we do not have usage caps (yet) and the Optimum WiFi service has good penetration.
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$80 for first 6 months though... looks like they updated the speeds here though as cox.com shows up to 150Mbps doesnt say anything about upload speed though though just did a speed test and am up to 120MB down and 20Mb Up little less then 150/50 though
they can and will keep providing access at a reasonable cost.. the average customer isn't gonna spend more that 150 on cable/internet combined.. and for the bandwidth issue they dont have to bury new fiber just gotta upgrade the equipment on each end of it.. that's the great part about fiber u dont have to replace it.
You realize that there is a TON of unused fiber in the ground that was put there over a decade by companies such as WilTel ( who now do not exist but their assets were sold to others). There's no need for more cross country lines, there's a need for much more last mile fiber lines.
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There are research projects underway that may allow up to 99 more colors of laser light to be used in fiber optic systems. You could increase mainline data transport by 100 times today's capabilities. You have to build bigger laser facilities, but the bulk of the fiber strands already in place could handle the increased load. Very little digging may be required to do this, if it gets out of the R&D phase.
Huge speed upgrades, 3X downstream, 10X upstream for ultimate...in phoenix the only competition is Qwest which is crappy DSL and nowhere near these speeds. I think it really shows the influence of google fiber. Just like when email accounts has 10 megs of storage then gmail came along with 1 gig of storage everyone else had to match. Even though google fiber isn't a direct competitor most markets, I think it has somehow made other providers 15mb (or whatever) download speeds some puny compared with 1gbps google offers and feel they have to catch up, at least a little. I don't see why else this could be. It's not like QWEST is providing any incentive
Actually, CenturyLink is upgrading. At least here in NJ. They are rolling out Bonded DSL. 25 megs down, 2 megs up. While that's not 150/20, it's certainly much faster than 3-10 megs down, less than a meg up. -- My beta Ruby on Rails tutorial site!
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I pay $70 for Boost Plus, $55 for basic and $15 for Boost Plus which brings my speed up to 50/8. I get 60 straight out of the modem and about 40-50 on my laptop with the router in the next room (WNDR3400)