[Northeast] Internet slowdown FIOS South Jersey
Nothing but problems the last few days. I get the spinning rainbow ball on iMac going from site to site. Ping seems fine. I have read other reports from the East Coast of people having issues. I know calling Verizon is a waste of time because I know the problem is at their end. This has happened before. I left Comcast and switched to FIOS two years ago. I can't go back to Comcast because their issues were even worse. Comcast kept disconnecting from the internet. I have a Grace Internet Radio that kept timing out. I thought the radio was the issue. Once I switched to FIOS it never happened again. I was able to watch Youtube videos with no stalling. I am painted in a corner. There are no alternatives. I have to stick with FIOS. I am just thoroughly disgusted that these slowdowns keep happening. FIOS has no incentive to fix the issues because they know Comcast isn't much better. If you live in South Jersey and having problems with FIOS I urge you to call and complain. Just be aware they will never admit the problem is at their end. They will want to come to your house and waste time checking the wiring.
Good news and bad news. FIOS Internet has been repaired in South Jersey. I played YouTube music videos full screen at 1080 HD and virtually no stall. The bad news and how I know Verizon repaired the system. My TIVO was shutdown sometime in the afternoon. None of my recordings were made starting at 4:30pm. I had to reboot the TIVO to get it back online. I hope this fixes the problem for the forseeable future. Verizon never admitted there was an issue even though there were complaints not just on this board but the Verizon support community board on their website.