It isn't so much the top tier speed that is lacking.
It's the lack of upload speed. I telecommute and 8 mbps is a PITA at times. The FIOS tier with 50/25 would be a real plus for me.
Come on CV, start doing some upstream upgrades.
I also telecommute and 8mbps can be very slow when I have to transfer a file that's over 10GB. Cablevision really has to consider that some of us are in the "content creation" field and offer a higher upload tier. A 50/50 service would make more sense to me than 101/15.
Yes, I don't think we'll see much more upstream for a while. But if 8mbps is not enough, 15mbps is almost double and that is available now. Since they are not selling much 15mbps, they probably don't see a lot of pressure to offer more. Verizon only competes in a portion of their service area. -- NOTHING justifies terrorism. We don't negotiate with terrorists. Those that support terrorists are terrorists.