Verizon FiOS Subscribers To Get A Big Speed Boost In June

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gle789

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Albeezzyy

"To all you Vader haters out there--we'll blow your planet up!"

Doubting the ability to use the bandwidth? Come on..

I only have 35/35 and I get 4.9MB/s UP AND DOWN--do the math I get better speeds than I should
(35/8 = 4.375). AND! I know for a fact that I'm limited by my ISP--the connection at the other end can stream in the 20-30MB/s area :)

Epic benefits streaming media (UDP)--simultaneous movies, music, downloads on your tablets, PCs, Media Server, etc. BUT, mass localization of content distribution will provide the biggest gains (Akamai, etc).

Games like StarCraft--sure some gain in performance if you have a complex multiplayer engine, but come on, how much overhead is this really? These games calculate the delays and the newest ones do so quite well.

Games like COD/HALO/FIFA not gonna help much. A ginormous amount of bandwidth isn't going to guarantee you a sick ping, or negotiate IPs and route all your data as efficiently as possible. Better servers on the ISP end are needed.

Also, that crappy router FIOS gives you ain't all that, we all know this. You need a dirty new Gigabit router if you want all your QoS connections to survive under heavy usage.

And about the ISP industry as a whole:

Despite the cost of investment these ISPs are building massive infrastructure for the future. Whoever keeps up will receive the enormous revenue gains as digital media moves away from locally stored data (DVDs/BDs, mp3s). People will stream almost everything in the future, even if it is from their own personal private cloud with a nice ssh tunnel and a gangster 250GB online storage (you know this is coming), but more likely just from content providers. To Hell with a cable box, that's gone, too. So think, FIOS move is strategic and bold, and of course they will continue to expand--that's the whole point!

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USraging

QoS is only as good as the devices it routs through. since there is no real standard set for quality of service than packets that should take priority dont. So will QoS work? meh maybe.. just like Cisco has it own protocol for routing QoS.

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Penterax

I got lucky since I live in one of the areas FIOS first became available in. This will be the second time they've upgraded my service for no additional cost - gotta love that!

It will be interesting to see if the servers that cap out my 25 Mbps can cap out 50 Mbps. :)

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B.A.Frayd

Good luck trying to actually get that speed from any real website server.

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Polious

I don't think that anyone is expecting these speeds from any one server but a combination of services. Such as netflix, hulu, starcraft 2, and etc.

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ddimick

I have 25mb FiOS service and get the entire download bandwidth consistently. Upload is about 20mb.

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JohnP

There have been some awesome posts with Speedtest.net over a 100 miles or so with FIOS. When it blazes, it amazes.

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wolfing

part of me thinks "wow, I totally want that!" but then I think of how many times I've needed such a speed, and can't think of any. With my lousy Comcast 10Mb connection, I download stuff fast enough that I won't really notice. Netflix movies start showing like 1 second after I click on them. Once in a while I download a Steam game (this like once every 3 or 4 weeks) and it usually takes a few minutes.
I still would love FioS to be available in my area, if only to have an option other than Comcast, but speedwise, not sure I really need it. (Besides, I pay like $25 for my Internet, doubt FioS would be that cheap)

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JohnP

My $60 Cox cable internet was hitting over 70Mbps on just cable when I switched over to a Docsis 3.0 modem. Eventually they figured out that I was getting more than I was paying for and they throttled me down to 35Mbps. Just shows that its not the medium that is slowing things down but the ISPs putting on the brakes.

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vrmlbasic

I just downloaded a 21.2 meg file practically instantaneously despite having a 5.1 MB/sec empirical max download speed. Sometimes Verizon smiles upon me.

(The file was VLC. Yes, yes, VLC sucks. I reconfirmed that.)

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$m

Join the club. I'm actually getting 10Mbps upload as opposed to the 5Mbps I'm paying for.

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dgrmouse

The "fact sheet" estimates 10 songs as being a 50 MB download. The report of their claim to download 500 MB in one second on a 300 Mbit/s connection is inaccurate, and the error is obviously and laughably wrong.

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dgrmouse

Brad ninja-edited the post - it was previously worded to clearly indicate ten songs of 50MB each.

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Brad Chacos

Yes, I did. Ghosts of rewritten sentences past -- it was an obvious and laughable error. I know because I laughed. Sorry that I forgot to post an update reminder, I did it right before I went to bed last night. (Yup, I'm a workaholic.)

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thetechchild

50 MB total for all 10 songs, as previous poster said.

300 Mbps = 300/8 MB per second = 37.5 MB per second

The fact sheet is still technically wrong, although I'm not sure most people would notice the difference between 1.5 second downloads and 1 second downloads.

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X2brute

50mb total, not each.

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Blaze589

I hope that doesn't come with a price increase.

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$m

Dammit. All Verizon services were transferred to Frontier in my area. Anybody know if this would also apply to Frontier FiOS as well? Looks like the 15/5 plan remains unchanged, which is what I have at the moment, but I'm still wondering.

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tony2tonez

Im in Astoria, QU and its still not fully available to me. I can get the FIOS but TV has to be dish network and I cant get a satallite put on the building im in. So im stuck with CrapWarner until then.

I remember when FIOS finally got the OK for NYC area they had a mass marketing campaign all over the city for FIOS. 4yrs later i still cant get it where I am at.

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acidic

i am currently stuck at 15mb/768kb through time warner. this is great news though as they are starting to put FIOS in 2 streets over. i will buy another house on that street if i have too. i'm tired of shitty speeds

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Blackheart-1220

I am so totally moving to a city that has FiOS internet!!!

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vrmlbasic

That is pretty awesome. That has the potential to allow me to download from Steam/Gog at speeds over 12 MB/sec, and to have a network connection truly suited for use by multiple people in the house.

The sad thing is that most of my network is Fast Ethernet, means that I could have an internet connection which delivers superior bandwidth than my full LAN can handle.

This is mostly due to Verizon not upgrading my abode to a gigabit/wireless-N capable router. I wonder if they'll start pushing that with this speed increase.

...I certainly hope that it doesn't come with a price increase, or any sort of Comcast-esque crackdown on consumers. Nerdrage will result if FiOS puts in data caps.

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praetor_alpha

Too late. Got a letter from Verizon last week saying my 25/25 Internet only FIOS was going up by $5 per month next month.

That Actiontec router they provide is a piece of crap. I had the ONT switched from coax to ethernet and connected my old router.

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ddimick

I have FiOS for television too, so the Actiontec router is mandatory for me even though my ONT is ethernet. That said, it works fine.

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vrmlbasic

I've heard that Verizon has a marginally better Actiontec with gigabit and 300Mbps wireless N. I could live with that, for free or close to it. The Actiontec isn't the greatest but the only other router I have lying around is an old Linksys wrt54g...

I'd pay a small fee for speed increases. Are these speed increases truly mandatory (Who wouldn't want more speed, it's like those Jimmy Fallon 50% cash back commercials)?

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Valor958

Now if only they could get their FiOS network to service more areas. I haven't found any address I've used or ANY relative has that can get their service. I live in a city, not rural area, am an honestly surprised that after waiting YEARS, there's still no service in my city.

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Valor958

Well anymore, a lot of providers claim to be using a fiber service, but nothing seems to come close to Verizon. Makes you wonder what Verizon is doing so much differently than everyone else... or where everyone else is cutting corners. I'm using DSL at 10m/768k right now with no caps, and its sufficient for what I do. It gets great latency, and I don't mind waiting for what few things I download to finish. I really only download Bleach and since it's on break... random stuff here and there.
The only time I NEED speed, is my yearly LAN event. They run a HUGE pipe so I get what I want in very short order from those there sharing. Having that capability at home would be nice, but not for the extra premium most near me charge. I'll probably upgrade to a 20m down service later this year, anything more is frivolous for me, and most people I know.

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praetor_alpha

You need to have Verizon as your local landline phone company to even have a remote chance of getting FIOS. And even then, you have to be lucky.

And if you don't have it now, you probably won't for a lot longer, because Verizon is stopping FIOS deployments. The old CEO moved out, and now there's the demand for return on a multi-billion dollar investment.

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USraging

Don't feel to bad man, i am in the same boat. there are over 60,000 people in the city i live in and no fios:(. stuck with cable being the fastest speeds here locally. i need more upstream:(

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vrmlbasic

Is 60,000 really a city?

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