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Cable & DSL Too Slow???

Again, I was on the can reading thru my Entreprenuer Magazine and came across something interesting.

Verizon is offering Fiber Optic Internet service for areas in California, Texas and Florida. They call it FiOS Internet Service. Get this, for $45/mo (cheaper than some cable internet companies) you get a blazing 15 Mbps down and 2Mbps up. You can up it to 30 Mbps down and 5 Mbps up for substantially more money. That's freakin fast!!!

What in the world would you need 15Mbps download speed for? Who cares, it's cheaper than Comcast's 4 or 5 Mbps. Plus, the router is included so you don't have to spend the extra $50-100 for your own or rent one from the cable company.

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http://www22.verizon.com/FiOSForHome...t/package.aspx
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I'm happy with my down speed (4Mbps), but the up speed could be better. With a 2Mbps up speed, that would be sweet!
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I'm happy with my down speed (4Mbps), but the up speed could be better. With a 2Mbps up speed, that would be sweet!
That's the main thing I was looking at. Since I doubt I would ever NEED over 4Mbps down, the 2Mbps up speed sure would be nice. My bro and I share some files back and forth (he being in MN) and we're limited quite a bit by the upload speed of both our connections.
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i pay $30/month (adelphia) for ~5mb down and ~1 up..
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Comcast just upped my cable internet to 6 down, 2.5 up at the same price, $35 a month.

Remember that your up and down speeds are only guaranteed as far as the providers central office. After that, you're at the mercy of whatever traffic lives on the main lines that link the CO to 'the internet'.

On top of this, 'business class' customers who buy broadband from the cable and DSL providers are paying to have their traffic handled at a higher priority than residential customers (easy to do with QoS setups on the network).

More up/down speed? Not for me. I'd prefer to have more guaranteed speed and lower latency all the way to the internet backbones. I could care less being able to download comcast.net pages any faster than I do now.
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Comcast just upped my cable internet to 6 down, 2.5 up at the same price, $35 a month.
How the hell do you pay $35 a month for Comcast? I'm in Minnesota as well and paying $50!
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How the hell do you pay $35 a month for Comcast? I'm in Minnesota as well and paying $50!
And I bet you're not getting 2.5 up either, at least I didn't back when I was in MN less than a year ago.
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I would be interested to see how many places they can actually reach with that. Since it is fiber, it means running it all the way to your house. I would suspect that the only places this is available is in new construction areas and some upper class neighborhoods.

The nice thing about fiber is the speed should not go up or down but remained fixed (at least to the provider). Cable and DSL cannot even make that guarantee from your house to their equipment.
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Signed on for a 5 year deal when I moved into the new house.

Cable TV, internet, and phone.

And I *do* get 2.5 mb uplink. And it goes just as far as my on-line storage at comcast.net.

The cable companies are *always* bumping their speed up. Subscribers have to take notice of the little fliers in the bills or read the messages that get posted on your digital cable tv box.

All it takes to grab the new-improved 'speeds' is to shut off your cable modem for about a minute then turn it back on. The power on/off sequence will force the cable modem to reacquire the data channels and sync up at the new speeds.

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I have Comcast and it cost me almost $50/month.

Just ran a test. Interesting...


005-09-20 19:06:18 EST: 5713 / 345
Your download speed : 5850963 bps, or 5713 kbps.
A 714.2 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 354248 bps, or 345 kbps.


Looks like Comcast upped the speed again. They claim a down speed of 6 Mbps and an up speed of 384 kbps. That up speed sucks. For $10 more per month I can get 8 Mbps down and 768 kbps up. If the up was more, it may be worth it.

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How the hell do you pay $35 a month for Comcast? I'm in Minnesota as well and paying $50!
The same way Comcast can give a town over more channels for less than what we pay monthly, in turn charging us more and giving us less channels and crappier service. (Haven't checked lately though).
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I have Comcast and it cost me almost $50/month.

Just ran a test. Interesting...


005-09-20 19:06:18 EST: 5713 / 345
Your download speed : 5850963 bps, or 5713 kbps.
A 714.2 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 354248 bps, or 345 kbps.


Looks like Comcast upped the speed again. They claim a down speed of 6 Mbps and an up speed of 384 kbps. That up speed sucks. For $10 more per month I can get 8 Mbps down and 768 kbps up. If the up was more, it may be worth it.
I just got:
Last Result:
Download Speed: 6775 kbps (846.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 355 kbps (44.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
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That's the main thing I was looking at. Since I doubt I would ever NEED over 4Mbps down, the 2Mbps up speed sure would be nice. My bro and I share some files back and forth (he being in MN) and we're limited quite a bit by the upload speed of both our connections.
I said the exact same thing back when I got my first 2600 bps modem, yes that 2.6K. Well that was a long time ago, and everything was text. In the future when everything on the internet and multi-player gaming require a ton of overhead and memory, even 8MBps will be slow.

I have 1.5Mbps DSL for $14.95/Mo from sbc/yahoo and sure its not the fastest, and I would like it to be faster, I dont was to pay $50/Mo. But I may give in eventually.
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