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nycdave
Premium,MVM
join:1999-11-16
Melville, NY
kudos:16
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
reply to xech

Re: Google has to work with verizon

said by xech:

no i don't have fios I just wanted to express my opinion about the current events. I know that 1gbps can be used right now by everyone on fios, a verizon employee told me that their network can switch to 1gbps whenever they want, they don't have to upgrade anything, But they just don't want to right now, I never know why. I know verizon doesn't have as much money as google does but it can do the job, you can still get 1gbps using private isps but its crazy expensive like at least $600 for the service to households.

Not at all true on FiOS - that Verizon employee obviously isn't in the know...


brooklynman4

join:2004-09-07
Brewster, NY

google has only one city wired its to early .


McBane

join:2008-08-22
Plano, TX

Never gonna happen, Verizon would need massive upgrades to their backbone to support FiOS at 1Gbps. The new quantum speeds are already straining the network if you look at the threads on here.

Also Google and Verizon are now competitors so I doubt it will ever happen (Although Verizon did get in bed with the Cable Co's to avoid competition to buy more wireless spectrum since the cable co's got to it first when it was on auction after all the analog TV stations got turned off by the FCC, so nothing is impossible.)

It's funny how big businesses agree to not upgrade or build out to new people to force them onto another crappier monopoly. This type of business is akin to the turn of the century monopolies like Standard Oil, the original JP Morgan, and US Steel. It took a Teddy Roosevelt to dismantle all those monopolies and restore order to business America and here we are today in the same position. We have just dug ourselves a deeper hole to get out of this time by letting all these mergers and non-compete deals to happen since the major corporations have pretty much bought out the federal government.

I wouldn't be surprised if Verizon starts chopping up and selling their FiOS network off like they did with copper in a few years from now since they are geared into wireless as their main business now.


VirtualLarry
Premium
join:2003-08-01
Reviews:
·DSL EXTREME

said by McBane:

I wouldn't be surprised if Verizon starts chopping up and selling their FiOS network off like they did with copper in a few years from now since they are geared into wireless as their main business now.

I hope that doesn't happen. VZ's customer reps may not all be the best and brightest, but their network engineers are decent.