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Re: [Rant] Why is Comcast blatantly LIEING again in advertising?
said by hhahn:I am willing to bet that if their lawyers cleared it, it is statistically true. As in "(number of homes where any service is available * max speed at that home)/total homes" said by JohnInSJ:
Nationwide they offer 100/10 or 50/10 for business class.
FIOS's tiny footprint offers 150, but only in the tiny footprint, so nationwide VZ gets averaged down by the vast majority of 6mbit DSL.
So, uh, yep, nationwide they are the fastest.
Comcast does not offer 100/10 nationwide like their lowest tier plans. It's only available in DOCSIS 3.0 areas. As the thread at the top of this forum indicates, the rollout is still in progress, and I know people who still have no ETA on DOCSIS 3 availability. Likewise, FiOS 150/35 is available in all GPON areas. While the area covered by FiOS is less than Comcast, it is still significant enough to not be ignored.
Doesn't matter if FIOS is 50% faster for 5% of their subs. It's not enough. Even on docsis2 you can get 22/5 on business class. 22/5 stomps the living crap out of 6/.8 DSL.
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said by JohnInSJ:Lawyers? Who needs lawyers?
I am willing to bet that if their lawyers cleared it, it is statistically true.
Comcast did what many companies do these days - they found someone else to make the blanket statement and simply reported it:
This takes them (Comcast) off the hook. It's the same as all those ads you see on TV where one, two, or 10 "typical consumers" rave about how great a product or service is. From a legal standpoint, the company isn't making the claim, those consumers are simply stating their own point of view.
Comcast provides fast Internet service, with speeds to fit your unique business needs. According to PC Mag, Comcast Business Class is the fastest Internet provider in the nation.
PCMag - many years ago - was a terrific resource with professionally written articles, real product testing performed in real labs, and strongly asserted independence. By the mid-1990's, that was all gone. Today, in my opinion, it functions as little more than a shill, not unlike those guys who can be counted on to provide "Best movie of the century!!" quotations for movie producers to include in their promotional materials.
Also, what qualifies as "business class" service?
Without limiting parameters, Optimum Lightpath would certainly trump Comcast with available bandwidth up to 1000Mb (yes, 1000 - not a typo) for their MetroEthernet service and up to 10Gb on their OTS network.
Optimum Lightpath is one of two business services offered by Cablevision Systems Corp. See »www.optimumbusiness.com/chooser.jsp