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This is a sub-selection from Re: RR review

rebus9

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

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reply to Play

Re: RR review

Had Road Runner for 8 years, and still do. I got FIOS for more speed and use it as my primary ISP. Like I said in the review, I kept the Road Runner connection as a backup in case FIOS goes down. I telecommute most of the time and it would be a hardship if I was without an internet connection.



Natrone

@rr.com

Be proud to be one of the FEW people that sing the praises of Road Runner aka. Earthlink aka. Time Warner. They are entirely too comfortable in the fact that they still hold a complete monopoly over the majority of the markets in the U.S.A.


Play

join:2000-07-21
Freeport, NY
Reviews:
·Optimum Online
reply to rebus9

well i've had FiOS for a little over a year and had no problems whatsoever! so I seriously doubt the service will go down. The only reason it would go down is due to power outages. Thats IT! But if youre happy with RR then more power to ya!


rebus9

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

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said by Play:

well i've had FiOS for a little over a year and had no problems whatsoever! so I seriously doubt the service will go down. The only reason it would go down is due to power outages. Thats IT!
You're clearly not in the networking business, then. I am, and have been for 26 years. I can think of all kinds of reasons that a backup connection would be needed. A circuit does not have to be down hard for you to lose connectivity. Anyway, ponder these:

ONT failure.
Fiber cut between the neighborhood and central office (CO).
Fiber hub/splitter issue between house and CO.
Issue in the aggregation rack at the CO.
Fiber cut between the CO and Tampa (where our local traffic is backhauled).
Routing issue within the Verizon network, local, regional or national.
Routing or peering issue with another carrier used to reach destination.

Case in point, this past Sunday we were suddenly unable to stream Netflix content to our Roku box using FIOS in the middle of a movie. After giving it several minutes to correct, which it did not, I went to my PC and was unable to bring up the Netflix website. So I flipped over to Road Runner, connectivity was restored, and continued watching my movie.

It was not a FIOS issue, but there WAS an issue with Netflix delivering traffic to either the Verizon network, or at least the subnet I'm homed on.

This could have just as easily been on a weekday, and the unreachable target could have been a work-related system.

said by Play:

But if youre happy with RR then more power to ya!
Am I speaking Greek? Are you implying that I went back to Road Runner? If so, then you didn't read very well.

hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH
reply to Natrone

Earthlink is no way related to TWC or RR. So don't even compare the names. The only thing ELINK does is offer services that is IT.
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