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kfsutops
Premium
join:2002-08-19
Tampa, FL
reply to kes601

Re: Other Speeds Bumped Up As Well

And when the tiered pricing hits, the limits will be 20 and 50 gig a month.
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"There are no stupid questions, but there are a LOT of inquisitive idiots"



anon219

@comcast.net

Caps on fios? lol..Not anytime soon..there's people on fios that hit 1TB in a month, and not a peep from Verizon.

I wonder what this will do for cable in those markets..Comcast fastest tier is 16/2 ..the 50/5 is still a joke and is STILL limited to Comcast "reasonable network management" as they call it..

Verizon has this in the palm of their hands.



watice

@verizon.net

Well it'll probably go something like this..

I call TWC in NYC to tell them I'm switching over to a FIOS 50/20 plan sometime in November... They offer me their 100mbit plan for cheaper than normal rates.. I accept. The consumer wins.



djrobx
Premium
join:2000-05-31
Valencia, CA
kudos:2
Reviews:
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·VOIPO

1 recommendation

reply to anon219

said by anon219 :

Caps on fios? lol..Not anytime soon..there's people on fios that hit 1TB in a month, and not a peep from Verizon.

I wonder what this will do for cable in those markets..Comcast fastest tier is 16/2 ..the 50/5 is still a joke and is STILL limited to Comcast "reasonable network management" as they call it..

Verizon has this in the palm of their hands.
Verizon's doing a wonderful thing with FIOS, but I can assure you, if Time Warner + Comcast + AT&T collectively switch to metered billing, Verizon won't be far behind. All of that wonderful speed FIOS offers increases the potential for a small percentage of users to use a disproportionally high amount of bandwidth.

Natoma6

join:1999-08-30
Brooklyn, NY
reply to anon219

I've uploaded 2.5TB over the past 2 months and downloaded 500GB during that same time. Not a peep.

50mb/20mb tier for $89/mo

FIOS is the shiznit.


quintin3265

join:2008-06-07
State College, PA

This is incredible. I don't really care about whether Verizon's connection is 50/20 or 10/2. What matters to me is that they have decent customer service and don't play games with invisible caps. If Verizon is ever available in my area, even if the speeds are slower than Comcast, I will be done with Comcast forever.


Natoma6

join:1999-08-30
Brooklyn, NY

Yea I absolutely love my connection.

»/archive?zip=&···t=Search

The FIOS archive. I'm currently the 3rd - 5th results. But check out the top one. I want that connection!


quintin3265

join:2008-06-07
State College, PA

1 recommendation

To be fair, we can get 35 down/6 up with Comcast Blast! in tests. I also think that Comcast's ping times are better than Verizon's.

Of course, this would be great if Comcast's connection were actually usable, because they'll be disconnecting my service later this month (since we don't know what the cap is). I figure that we should take advantage of the bandwidth while we have it, because I don't want to support Comcast even if the only alternative is dialup.

I sent a scathing letter to Brian Roberts on this subject, and it will be interesting to see if we get a reply.


Natoma6

join:1999-08-30
Brooklyn, NY

This is, I actually see 50mb/20mb when I use my connection, at any time of the day or night.

Never had an issue. And yea, the lack of caps is amazing.

p.s.: Who is Brian Roberts?
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--Natoma



kamm

join:2001-02-14
Brooklyn, NY
reply to Natoma6

said by Natoma6:

Yea I absolutely love my connection.

»/archive?zip=&···t=Search

The FIOS archive. I'm currently the 3rd - 5th results. But check out the top one. I want that connection!
Where are you in Brooklyn?
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quintin3265

join:2008-06-07
State College, PA
reply to Natoma6

CEO of Comcast.


UncleDirtNap

join:2006-08-26
Pittsburgh, PA
reply to anon219

"Caps on fios? lol..Not anytime soon."

Really, the caps are being put in place by the cable companies due to the bandwidth hogs that bring their networks to a crawl every evening during peak times...

With all the room in their pipe Verizon isn't anywhere close to seeing similar problem and won't be for the foreseeable future.



fatmanskinny
Premium
join:2004-01-04
Wandering
reply to quintin3265

You received confirmation that Comcast is booting you because of you using downloading more than they think you should? Damn!
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The only place where Success comes before Work is in the dictionary.


Natoma6

join:1999-08-30
Brooklyn, NY
reply to kamm

Fort Greene


fiberguy
My views are my own.
Premium
join:2005-05-20
kudos:3
reply to Natoma6

said by Natoma6:

p.s.: Who is Brian Roberts?
.. someone who people, around here, seem to feel they know personally - and don't. (In order to make them feel important, when they aren't.)

MrSpock29

join:2008-02-09
Hammonton, NJ
reply to quintin3265

said by quintin3265:

To be fair, we can get 35 down/6 up with Comcast Blast! in tests. I also think that Comcast's ping times are better than Verizon's.

Of course, this would be great if Comcast's connection were actually usable, because they'll be disconnecting my service later this month (since we don't know what the cap is). I figure that we should take advantage of the bandwidth while we have it, because I don't want to support Comcast even if the only alternative is dialup.

I sent a scathing letter to Brian Roberts on this subject, and it will be interesting to see if we get a reply.
I haven't sent my letter to them yet, but I do have complaints on file with the various regulatory authorities. The cocky rep dared me to sue, so I did that instead. Ironically, my high downloads that one month was because of a problem on THEIR end, but Mr. Eliason said it didn't matter to them.

quintin3265

join:2008-06-07
State College, PA
reply to fiberguy

Well, that assumes that people would actually WANT to know Roberts personally. From my experience with Comcast and by reading the news, I would not be able to be friends with Comcast executives.