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Re: Is FiOS an ISP?
Exactly. When you are talking about who sells the most cars you don't distinguish between brands within a nameplate...its' Toyota vs GM, not Lexus, vs Scion, vs Toyota, vs Chevrolet, vs Cadillac, vs GMC. Nice you see you are finally getting it.
And when you want to find what the world's fastest car is, you don't plop a radar gun on the side of the road and figure that because you happen to see a few baggy pant dweebs speeding in a lowered Civic assume that Honda makes the fastest cars.
No, if you want to know what the fastest car is, you break out the biggest baddest individual models and see what is fastest and in that race, FiOS loses to Comcast and in the overall make, Verizon loses, well, to just about everyone.
Netindex is the results compilation for all of Speedtest.net. If you don't want to believe Speedtest.net, then the PC Mag results are irrelevant...because they used Speedtest.net, just with manipulated data.
Yeah, ignoring an ISPs bottom tiers to boost the average is manipulating the data. VZ's true average is 5Mb.
As far as speed, Comcast is the fastest major residential ISP, period. Comcast offers a 305Mb service, VZ's top tier is 300Mb. VZ loses. Whether or not people buy a Veyron is irrelevant, it's still the fastest production car. Whether or not people choose to buy the $300 Comcast tier is irrelevant, Comcast is the fastest. It's also irrelevant that the 305Mb tier Comcast is only available in certain areas of their footprint, just as FiOS is only available in certain areas of Verizon's footprint.
You might not like it, but that is reality.