Verizon: Cheapskates The network will handle anything they want to throw at it, but they have no interest in having a product significantly better than what cable companies are offering.
Outside of upload speeds, they've sacrificed every advantage they had. The download speeds of Comcast and Cox have caught up. And very few people really value high upload speeds, and those have caught up too, at least at Comcast.
With the Quantum speed increases (and price increases), I don't know why they didn't keep upload symmetrical to download.
When it comes to TV offerings, they've maxed out their HD channels, and they're falling behind the other providers there too. Their only advantage left is premium movie channels, and that's really only against Comcast who seems to hate them.
FiOS increasingly looks like a flash in the pan, even starting with so much promise. Verizon's plan is little different than what Frontier is doing in the divested markets, keep things the same, increase prices, and get whatever cash you can from it instead of really marketing something better.
Re: Verizon: Cheapskates Verizon FiOS is better than cable in a couple of ways
Lower pings, No peak time slowdowns and no data caps.
Those set it apart for me and keep me on FiOS
But I have to agree about the price increases, it's really killing demand for the service. Sadly I think their speed tiers are set to make the user notice a speed upgrade, not based on the capabilities of their network. They could be offering much more and killing the cable company's in places they already have FiOS.
I only subscribe to 15/5 because I live alone and I'm trying to save money but it does seem really absurd to limit a fiber connection as much as they do.
Re: Verizon: Cheapskates
said by serge87:Under ideal conditions FiOS is definitely better than cable for latency. But both can run into issues depending on how the network is maintained. MSOs have tons of threads about high latency and packet loss with nodes that are not upgraded or haven't been split appropriately. Cable is not that great in comparison to 2013. Here is hoping for DOCSIS 3.1.
Ha! You're right about the data cap part but that's about it. Look at the half dozen or so threads about terrible latency and packet loss occurring nightly. FIOS is not that great in comparison to 2008.