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Old 10-13-2007, 01:12 AM   #1
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Default Just got Verizon FIOS!!!

This thing is fast. Much faster than my cable internet I had before. Check out these blistering speeds!!



I mean, I downloaded a 10MB file in less than 5 seconds, lol. Can you imagine if I were to get movies?!? Then again, the weakest link is the slowest network on the other end. We just got the FIOS upgrade today. The crew from Verizon was working outside for nearly 4 hours before it was ready to go. We were all very impressed by the instant boost in speed. It was at least 5x faster than our previous network!!! I've run series of tests and some even showed near T2 speeds but definitely smoked a T1 connection.
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what was your final speed?

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Old 10-13-2007, 01:34 AM   #3
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The speed posted above is about the average of all the tests I ran so far. Every page pops up really fast as there are hardly any pause anymore. It's really exciting coming from a slow cable connection. We had the 3Mbps service with Time Warner and there were major problems. Half the time, the Net wouldn't work. I would see that I'm connected to the router, but couldn't get out. When it did work, it would crawl to dial up speeds. Then it would pick up a bit, but still, waiting 5 seconds for a page to load is not what I call fast. Especially on "high speed" broadband network with Time Warner.

We were all very frustrated and one of my roommates called Time Warner to cancel our service when Verizon came over. He made sure customer service knew about our problems and voiced his disatisfaction with their service. Boy, did they get an earful. I'm sure a lot of people are soon to follow in our area since the fiber were laid down a month ago. All we had here was cable internet so bandwidth was an issue (which is probably one of the contributing cause of all of our slowdowns). FIOS is dedicated so we're guaranteed our bandwidth. Plus, Verizon is suppose to have superior customer service too. We'll see how this goes in a few months.
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Man,That is so cool! I hate my current internet connection,ugh.
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Old 10-13-2007, 01:39 AM   #5
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Do you have FIOS support in your area? If so, they're having a special right now. New customers get a special low rate. It's like $50 a month, cheaper than cable internet, lol. That's whats so funny. We're getting tons faster speed than TIme Warner ever gave us, yet, it cost $69 a month from Time Warner!!!!! How do you figure that?!?! Puzzling. Verizon FIOS is the way to go people.

You guys remember my old speed test for a previous post? Can't find that anymore because it's an older thread that's been pushed way back and soon to be archived, . I believe it was barely making even 1Mbps download!!!!! Even though we had 3Mbps service, there was definitely something wrong with the network before.
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It doesn't help that my mom hates Verizon right now, i want FIOS so bad!
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Yeah, I was dying to get it too. Feels good to have it now. Check out how cheap they are. Show your mom this:

http://www22.verizon.com/content/con...and+prices.htm

We got the middle "faster" service. So cheap.
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Now I dislike you a lot. Verizon really needs to expand their FiOS network.
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:07 AM   #9
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It took awhile to get them over in our area. But a month or two ago, there were loud constructions going on in our neighborhood. There were private contractors hired to dig up portions of the sidewalk to lay down the fiber lines. I could see the orange conduit they're passing through the ground. It was annoying since they were jackhammering every single day, including the weekends. So early in the morning too. I had to move my car several times because they warned me about parking on the street due to flying rocks hitting my car. Finally everything was done and it was just a matter of time for Verizon to upgrade their switches and servers to service us. They plan on expanding FIOS everywhere though. I will not be surprised at all if you get service where you live eventually. Except in smaller towns, major cities get first dibs, then branches outwards due to high demand.

Oh, I've got Resident Evil Extinction on standby now. ETA 1h 10m. Then the movie is mine.
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Do you have FIOS support in your area? If so, they're having a special right now. New customers get a special low rate. It's like $50 a month, cheaper than cable internet, lol. That's whats so funny. We're getting tons faster speed than TIme Warner ever gave us, yet, it cost $69 a month from Time Warner!!!!! How do you figure that?!?! Puzzling. Verizon FIOS is the way to go people.

You guys remember my old speed test for a previous post? Can't find that anymore because it's an older thread that's been pushed way back and soon to be archived, . I believe it was barely making even 1Mbps download!!!!! Even though we had 3Mbps service, there was definitely something wrong with the network before.
I Wish,I live in australia,Australia is WAAAAAAAAAY Behind in technology.
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drool. its too bad cuz i cant use more than 20 bucks on interent monthly
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Man, your internet costs $10 less than mine, and I get 800kbs down, and about 600kbs up. Sprint mobile broadband, but once they upgrade to wimax, and evdo Rev B, I will pass a lot of people up.
You are really lucky tho, I wish we had even cable out here. maybe in 5 years, if the subdivision goes in a mile down the road.
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my net is awesome
and version suxs out here on long island
all my friends are constantly have conectivity problems
dropped service
i got optimum online
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i pay 25bucks a month for 2mb download(forgot the upload) then 25 bucks for phone with unlimited calling to all of norther America
and 25 bucks for cable plus like 10 bucks more for all these extra movie channels
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Oh, I've got Resident Evil Extinction on standby now. ETA 1h 10m. Then the movie is mine.
I heard that movie bombed. Just like all the other RE movies.

At least it wasn't directed by Uwe Boll.
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This thing is fast. Much faster than my cable internet I had before. Check out these blistering speeds!!



I mean, I downloaded a 10MB file in less than 5 seconds, lol. Can you imagine if I were to get movies?!? Then again, the weakest link is the slowest network on the other end. We just got the FIOS upgrade today. The crew from Verizon was working outside for nearly 4 hours before it was ready to go. We were all very impressed by the instant boost in speed. It was at least 5x faster than our previous network!!! I've run series of tests and some even showed near T2 speeds but definitely smoked a T1 connection.
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Gratz Now you and me can brag about how fast our Internet speeds are.
I love Fios. ^-^
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You have FIOS too? I think we're the only two people on here that have this new service. We have a lot of people in this household that use the Internet, especially when it comes to downloading stuff so this is nice to have. I can't imagine the thought of using dial up, let alone DSL, lol.
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I have COX's medium sevice, which equals 5MB download and 1.5MB upload. It's not bad but i've used a similar speed to FIOS and it's flaming fast.
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Cox is cable right? Imagine downloading 3x faster for the same price. Man, it's awesome. When I use to be downloading tons of stuff, I couldn't browse the Internet because everything's allocated to those downloads. Now it seems like I can do both now which is what I'm doing right now. Have four huge files being downloaded now and surfing at the same time. I was laughing when I was downloading Apple Quicktime last night. Man, that sucker moved. The green bar was zipping across like it was installing an appilcation instead of downloading one!!!

Upload seems to always be the same everywhere. Slow.
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lol. Yes Cox is cable. It is fast, but FIOS is much faster. Hopefully they will offer it in my area soon and I could convince my parents to buy it
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