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Re: [northeast] Verizon FIOS status in Philadelphia (19118)
I agree with Alan. I hear a million more complaints about Comcast then I do Verizon. Then again I've never been a comcast customer. In general I've been pretty happy with Verizon's service. Sadly compared with the internet service colleagues of mine have in Europe and Asia... Well, let's just not get into it
Capping and bandwidth monitoring are larger issues for me and I've usually been getting the "best efforts" speeds that I pay for, so again am pretty happy with Verizon. If they would fix the dropping of connection issues, their marketing and a faster rollout of FIOS I would be very happy BUT then again what could I complain about then? The Eagles are only worth commiserating about for one day
Thanks for the insight Alan,
When it comes to Verizon vs Comcast, you can find plenty of people in the "hate 'em" camps for both.
I have had both for a long time -- Verizon at home and Comcast at the office. Years ago, they were both on and off. Over the last few years, both have been very stable. Only recently has Verizon DSL been problematic. I feel like I'm back in 2001.
And the problem with Fios, for me at least, is that it is really nothing more than billboards and tv commercials. It may become a reality next week or next month or next year. Or 2012 or 2013. That is the best Verizon can say.
I'm sure I could sign up with Comcast now and get better download speeds, even on a bad day, than the dial-up like speed I'm getting from Verizon most evenings now. And when Verizon gets around to lighting up my block with FIOS, I'm sure they will sell it to me whether I am a current customer or not. Fact is, "new" customers seems to get better deals than existing customers from both companies, anyway.
I'll stick with Verizon for now, but if I can't get a FIOS install date or a DSL fix soon, I'll probably jump ship.