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indy0365

join:2001-08-25
Franklin, IN
Reviews:
·Cinergy Metronet

need some www sites to test comcast vs fios ping/tracert

hello looking to move to fiber to the home
from comcast after Christmas
provider will be »www.metronetinc.com/
I would like to a side by side comparison of speed test pings trace routes ect

looking for a few sites to compare

metronet uses gpon and motorola iptv cable box

from the ont I get tv tel and internet
internet is deliverd via a flat cat5e ? cable not thur cable in house


ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA

Pings should always be lower via fiber.

Are you asking us for websites that YOU can compare or are you asking US to compare fiber pings to Comcast HSI ?
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rendrenner

join:2005-09-03
Grandville, MI
reply to indy0365

Shouldnt this be in the Fios forum?



NormanS
I gave her time to steal my mind away
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join:2001-02-14
San Jose, CA
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Reviews:
·SONIC.NET
·Pacific Bell - SBC

said by rendrenner:

Shouldnt this be in the Fios forum?

No. This is not about the Verizon product marketed as, "FiOS". Just some local generic FTTP service provider.
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Norman
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indy0365

join:2001-08-25
Franklin, IN
reply to indy0365

looking to compare comcast service with metronet service

metronet is mainly in central indiana but according to their tech rep pretty much uses same system as verzion



NormanS
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said by indy0365:

metronet is mainly in central indiana but according to their tech rep pretty much uses same system as verzion

And TWC cable Internet, Charter, Cox, among others use pretty much the same system as Comcast. But nobody is calling that system "Xfinity" except Comcast.

To put it in perspective:

AT&T calls their FTTN/FTTH service: "U-verse".
Centurylink calls their IPTV service: "Prism".
Comcast calls their triple play package, "Xfinity".
Verizon calls their FTTH service: "FiOS".

But the underlying media is all copper (FTTH/IPTV/IPDSL/VDSL), coax (DOCSIS 3), or fiber. Don't confuse the marketed brands with the underlying technology/transport media.
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Norman
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Extide

join:2000-06-11
84129
reply to ExoticFish

said by ExoticFish:

Pings should always be lower via fiber.

Are you asking us for websites that YOU can compare or are you asking US to compare fiber pings to Comcast HSI ?

What's the logic in that? The latency really comes from the processing time at each hop/router/media converter/whatever, not the time spent in the cable. Signals go thru copper at near the speed of light anyways.

To the OP: I would say go with whoever can get you the best price for whatever service you need. You will probably be better off with the local provider than a big one like Verizon, but thats just my 2c.

indy0365

join:2001-08-25
Franklin, IN
reply to indy0365

yes metronet has a local office unlike comcast which is 30 miles away

oh well I just muddle thru with my tests

I m just a old guy from dial up days tried everything but fiber


indy0365

join:2001-08-25
Franklin, IN
reply to NormanS

you forgot quest and century link


ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA
reply to Extide

Technical logic.



NormanS
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reply to indy0365

said by indy0365:

you forgot quest and century link

In the first place, Qwest is now CenturyLink; just as SBC is now AT&T (though CL bought Qwest, but SBC bought AT&T).

In the second place, I did enumerate CenturyLink "Prism".

In the third place, the only non-Verizon "FiOS" that I know of is Frontier; which got some Verizon "FiOS" markets when they bought Verizon's cast offs. Fairpoint also bought some Verizon cast offs, but I don't know for sure if they got any "FiOS".

In summary, "FiOS" is a Verizon TM marketing term. Calling any FTTH/FTTP network, "FiOS®" is like calling any cola beverage, "Coke®".

»www.brighthub.com/office/collabo···000.aspx

Both Fairpoint and Frontier obtained FiOS® markets in their purchases of Verizon's unwanted territories.

Edits to update with new information.

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Norman
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flwpwr

@comcast.net
reply to indy0365

»www.pingtest.net

go have fun.


indy0365

join:2001-08-25
Franklin, IN
Reviews:
·Cinergy Metronet

3 edits
reply to NormanS

take a chill pill man happy holidays we say soda or pop in the midwest

interesting info on fios
»www.ciscopress.com/articles/arti···p=170740

actually century link has fios here but only available to business



NormanS
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·Pacific Bell - SBC

said by indy0365:

take a chill pill man happy holidays we say soda or pop in the midwest

interesting info on fios
»www.ciscopress.com/articles/arti···p=170740

actually century link has fios here but only available to business

Oooookkkkkaaaayyyy ... whatever; and the Moon is made up of green (as in not aged) cheese, and the Earth is flat as a pancake, and at the center of the U-verse!

When I worked at a certain "fat food" joint, we sold Royal Crown Cola. Coca Cola has secret shoppers who specifically will order, "Coke®". And Lord help us if Coca Cola sent the boss a "cease and desist" letter because we failed to remind a customer that, "We don't serve Coke® here, would you like an RC Cola instead?"

»www.centurylink.com/business/pro···dex.html

They have a product search. "Fios" returns a "404 Page not found" error.

Your Cisco link describes, "Fiber-Optic Technologies"; but I see no discussion of "FiOS".

All {%Ford Escapes|FiOS% are %cars|fiber-optics%; but not all %cars|fiber-optics% are %Ford Escapades|FiOS%}.

If you call a dog's tail a leg, how many legs will a dog have? Just four; calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg!

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Norman
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indy0365

join:2001-08-25
Franklin, IN

happy holidays

sorry never had to work at a fat food place


Extide

join:2000-06-11
84129
reply to ExoticFish

said by ExoticFish:

Technical logic.

lol, more like an un-educated guess.