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:
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.