|reply to spike010101 |
Considering Verizon has sunk to new lows in the wireless industry with their "Share Everything in your Wallet" plans, I wouldn't be that confident FiOS is going to remain so great.
It is a superior product in every facet. But remember who steers Verizon. That company could come up with the most oppressive UBB of them all, and to make it as twisted as possible, they could do it to FiOS.
Remember, they don't feel it's profitable enough.
·Time Warner Cable
·Verizon Online DSL
Keep in mind that FiOS has DOCSIS 3 competition across its footprint. They have to be better than the competition to keep subscribers. That means they have to have higher (or no) caps.
Also, VZ has an order of magnitude more capacity, on their system than Comcast does. 2.5 Gbps down, 1.25 Gbps up, spread among at most 64 users. Comcast? They might have nodes down to 64 users now, but those users are sharing maybe 320 Mbps of bandwidth on the downstream side and 70 Mbps on the upstream.You can see why one has caps and the other does not.
AT&T didn't follow that mindset. Neither has CenturyLink.
Yes, FTTN is an inferior joke, but this assumes caps have anything to do with bandwidth management. They're pointless for that, but not for the real motivation, more money.