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#1 codajohn

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 06:33 PM

Hi All,
I just received information about Verizon offering Fiber-Optic Intenet Service.
Package 1 - Max Down 5.o Mbps
Max Up 2.o Mbps
Monthly Price - $34.95

Package 2 - Max Down 15.0 Mbps
Max Up 2.0 Mbps
Monthly Price $44.95
This Includes:Networking Router, Installation and No activation Fee

I currently have Optimium On-Line. I get about 9.0Mbps Down on my desktop(98se).
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Last Result:
Download Speed: 9035 kbps (1129.4 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 919 kbps (114.9 KB/sec transfer rate)

Has anyone heard about this offer? Is it worth switching?
Sorry about the Verizon spelling.

Edited by codajohn, 01 December 2005 - 06:36 PM.

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 09:10 AM

It may benefit you while gaming, or P2P file transfers. You could run a web server from home. Most sites I visit limit your downloads to 300kbs to prevent one or two users from hogging the bandwidth. I run multible computers at the house so I use the bandwidth between them. I recommend the DSL lite 256kbs/128kbs or cable lite 256kbs/256kbs for the people that ask and are using only 1 or 2 computers with no gaming. BellSouth charges $24.95/DSL Lite and Cox for Internet Value Pack $24.99.
If you need the bandwidth or don't mind the addional $15 to$25/per month. I would rather have the extra buck for computer upgrades.
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Posted 02 December 2005 - 02:15 PM

I'd get the

Package 2 - Max Down 15.0 Mbps
Max Up 2.0 Mbps
Monthly Price $44.95
This Includes:Networking Router, Installation and No activation Fee


Both you get only 2Mbps, so I'd get the one with the extra download speed. :thumbsup:


I currently have 5Mbps down, and 384kbps up. and it's about $30 a month, until February

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 06:35 PM

I have Cox cable modem 4mbs/768kbs $39.95/month
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Posted 03 December 2005 - 08:00 PM

Interesting. I have Rogers Cable here, 3MB and 384kbps for about $40 after the "Bundle" Discount. With three computers connected I got 2.8MB in 9 seconds today so thats about 18MB a minute and I'm happy with that. Huge bandwidth is desirable but I don't feel the need to spend the extra money. As Acklan says that 2.0MB upload is great for hosting a website.

Ask them if there are any caps on the downloads. Up here they enforce a "soft" cap of around 6GB a month. Uploads too for that matter.

Acklan, with that many computers connected what is the speed like?

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 08:59 PM

Interesting. I have Rogers Cable here, 3MB and 384kbps for about $40 after the "Bundle" Discount. With three computers connected I got 2.8MB in 9 seconds today so thats about 18MB a minute and I'm happy with that. Huge bandwidth is desirable but I don't feel the need to spend the extra money. As Acklan says that 2.0MB upload is great for hosting a website.

Ask them if there are any caps on the downloads. Up here they enforce a "soft" cap of around 6GB a month. Uploads too for that matter.

Acklan, with that many computers connected what is the speed like?


I was a beta tester in "97-'98 and they haven't raised my fee. Right now the same is going for $59/$54 with the TV/VOIP/Inetnet package. 3mb/512kbs for $44/$39 with the TV/VOIP/Internet. The basement (which Mom in on) 256kbs/256kbs $25.

All the computers is why I keep the high speed. I never monitor my usage but I fix up 5 to as high as 15 computers a week with all the updates via the web. I use to download once then burn to a disk but with all the updates it is just as easy to DL every time.

On the downloads I find most sites restrict me to under 500kbs. How about you. I have talked 34 people to go with 256kbs/256kbs and they love it. Thats this year.
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Posted 21 December 2005 - 03:13 PM

I'd convince my mom to get that Verizon Fios, however its not even available in my area! :thumbsup:

I'm currently convincing my mom to get the TimeWarner $39.99 for ea. service. Cause right now our cable bill is $87 a month. (Thats for cable television and cable internet). However in February 2006 that $87 will go up to $107 for just those 2! So we might cancle our sprint home phone and get the $39.99 for each service from TimeWarner. Which would be cheaper.

IF we don't get the TimeWarner Special our monthly bill after Feb 2006 will be:
$40 (sprint) +
$107 (television and internet)
= $147

If we do get the deal:
$39.99 +
$39.99 +
$39.99
= $120

I'd rather pay the $120 anyday. :flowers:




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