Verizon Fiber broadband

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  1. Shaggy007

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    Of all people.. My grandmother has it right outside of New York City.. Its called FTTP (Fiber to the Premises), though they have another name for it from Verizon, but FTTP is the actual technology.. Its ridiculous, and its the same price that I pay for Roadrunners 6/512k.. The latency is where I see the biggest difference.. Sites load faster not because you have 15/2, but because packets are being sent more efficiently in essence over the fiber. They supplied her with a free UPS/battery backup, and 2 months free of VOIP.. (Of course a contract was signed, but that was not a issue)
     
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    sweet its available to me. I've been wanting to find a company that I can upgrade to from my 3mb/386k service.
     
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    Not available in my county yet. I cant wait tho. Chances are, my coworker is getting it... which means i'll have to go visit him and check it out sometime.

    Btw, Verizon calls it FIOS.
     
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    It's fast.

    I'm paying $54.95 for a 30/15 connection, and I hit 29600 on the newsgroups :eek4:
     
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    What would you use that kind of speed for? Copper broadband feels reasonably fast to me...I must be underutilizing the interweb.
     
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    Just because it doesn't have a direct application doesn't mean it's not usefull. Hell maybe they put it out only to take a competitive edge over cable internet. Still it is an advancement in tech, with multimedia sites becoming more prominent, I'm glad to see a company take a more proactive role.
     
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    So...you have it just to have it?
     
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    You'd be surprised at how many people would get it simply for that reason.

    I'd like it simply to have a higher upload rate. If i had that, i could probably host my second job's website from my house, and not have to pay any hosting fees. Mind you, it wouldnt be a complex site.. so i could do it myself.
     
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    Under that logic no one should own a dual core processor in a home pc. Like I said I'd rather have my bandwidth be above the curve rather than below.

    And even under current broadband, things like web conferencing and music streaming from a home system, is teh suck.
     
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    FiOS has been available here in the NoVA/MD/DC are for a while now, at least a year or more. Of course this was one of the first areas in the country to get it. It's fucking fast, very good if you want to run your own servers from your home.
     
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    I just wanted to know what people were using the extra bandwidth for, if anything; beyond that, it really doesn't matter to me why anyone has it.
     
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    Downloading files.
     
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    i have fios in pittsburgh, for 34.95 a month you can't beat it!
     

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