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FIOS customers complaining about no new HD - Oh the irony


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#41 OFFLINE   HoTat2

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:01 AM

FiOS certainly has impressive speeds for sure;

But to what real benefit in most cases since, how many servers on the internet come close to delivering content at those speeds?

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#42 OFFLINE   zimm7778

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:37 AM

FiOS certainly has impressive speeds for sure;

But to what real benefit in most cases since, how many servers on the internet come close to delivering content at those speeds?


I do it because there's so much stuff running on the line now. 2 laptops, 2 iPhones, 1 iPad, a Blu ray player, directv boxes, and a wii. Plus, i download a lot of radio shows so it is faster to do than the lower speeds. Maybe it's overkill but like someone said, it's costs less or the same as the 35/35 price we had bundled with our landline. Honestly, in thinking of this, I remember when I went from 2400 baud dial up to 28.8 and then 56K. I thought id arrived. Imagine using that now!

#43 OFFLINE   jpl

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:21 AM

FiOS certainly has impressive speeds for sure;

But to what real benefit in most cases since, how many servers on the internet come close to delivering content at those speeds?


I keep hearing this, but in truth more and more households have more and more streaming devices, and higher speeds are becoming more and more necessary. In my house we have a PC, laptop, 2 BD players, smart TV, Wii, 3 Kindles, 1 Nintendo DSi, 2 iPod Touches, and 2 smartphones. Any and all of which can be connected at the same time. Most of those devices were added within the last 6 - 8 months alone. And there will be more to come (considering at least one more lap top and possibly a tablet). Heck, now that my wife discovered Pandora, she streams it constantly through her iPhone, and I've taken to streaming movies through either the lap top or my smartphone.

#44 OFFLINE   Diana C

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:49 PM

I have a question for you. Do you get the 75/35 speed wirelessly? I get around 50/20 that way. I have to use the Ethernet cable to get the faster speed which I must say is usually 82/37 or something like that.


No, wireless is never as fast as a wired connection. You have a basic overhead on wireless that is going cut speed a bit, and in most places the radio spectrum is so crowded there will be a good number of errors and resulting retransmissions.

If I am on 5ghz wireless-n and very close to the router, I get around the same performance as you. On 2.4ghz I get a bit less, but it holds up further away from the router.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:37 PM

Upgraded from 35/35 to 75/35 FiOS service a few weeks ago...and my bill went DOWN by $10. :)

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Very nice!!! I'm still on 25/25...called to inquire about getting the next speed package up (yours) and they told me it would be an additional $10 a month.
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