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Re: Look out, FairPoint - Verizon is knocking on your door
The door hanger appeared in my mailbox today.
Verizon 4G Front
Verizon 4G back
Interesting they are only comparing it to Satellite, dial-up and DSL but not Cable.
The fine print says there is a 10GB cap per month and charge of $10 per Gig after that. I've never had to pay attention to how much data we use but if we assume a typical Netflix movie is 90 minutes long and streams at 1Mbp/s that is about 1/2GB per movie. So once you hit your cap each movie is going to cost $5 just for the bandwidth.
$60 a month + 6-42% for additional fees is kind-of pricey. That being said for folks without other alternatives probably worth looking into. But I don't think it is going to be the FairPoint DSL killer I though it would be unless Verizon lower prices and/or increase caps. If they do that and can actually deliver advertised speed FairPoint is going to be in trouble.