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Originally Posted by ryanrenolds08 View Post

I guess all I am trying to say is there is a "Faster internet!" bandwagon....and 95/100 people shouldn't be clamoring for it. wink.gif Almost no one can tell the difference between 50/10 connection and a 1Gb/200 connection unless they are "downloaders" - we just eliminated most of the people wanting it.... Placebo I guess. tongue.gif
True, no argument there. We do need people to sign up for the service though if it's going to be worthwhile for the ISP. So I say let them have at it :-)
post #62 of 100
pretty much because speed isn't all about bandwidth, internet speed would also be directly related to latency.
in fact latency holds more weight when it comes to connection speed between applications.
post #63 of 100
It felt wonderful to tell Frontier to go **** themselves. I was paying twice this for dumpy 12/1 ASDL; good riddance.

Hello gigabit biggrin.gif First world internet, finally *sniff*
post #64 of 100
Meanwhile in my neck of the woods we got option A or option B (Comast or AT&T).
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Yeah i have Spectrum as well now since they only offer 60/5 or 150/5 $60/$90 in Northern Indiana. Sadly Verizon only runs their stuff in major cities or large universities like BallState and Purdue. And if I remember correctly Charter is the company that now owns TimeWarners internet services and ATT bought out the TV services. So now ATT is turning into a what it was in the 70's all over again just with more fingers in many pies now.
 
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Too good to be true. Turns out Verizon’s $70 gigabit internet costs way more than $70.
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But, as it turns out, that $70 price tag is too good to be true. As Ars Techinca reports, it turns out that the ultra-low price is only for new customers who don’t have Fios already. Existing customers who have tried to upgrade were reportedly met with confusion, with some customers facing upgrade costs of up to $200 a month for the gigabit service. As a Verizon representative told Ars Technica, “The specific price a customer pays to upgrade depends on what their current pricing is."
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And apparently, diving in to the fine print of Verizon’s website reveals that even if a customer is eligible for the $70 per month price, that service is actually a $195 / month plan which is reduced to $70 through a $10 online discount and a $115 "special bonus discount,” which is only valid for either 12 or 24 months. (The site isn’t totally clear.)

So, to sum up: Verizon announced a $70 gigabit internet plan that is ultimately neither gigabit speed nor $70.

$70 for new customers only, and then only for 1-2 years, After that its ~$200/mo.
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Yeah i have Spectrum as well now since they only offer 60/5 or 150/5 $60/$90 in Northern Indiana. Sadly Verizon only runs their stuff in major cities or large universities like BallState and Purdue. And if I remember correctly Charter is the company that now owns TimeWarners internet services and ATT bought out the TV services. So now ATT is turning into a what it was in the 70's all over again just with more fingers in many pies now.

Hey neighbor tongue.gif West Lafayette is either Metronet = Gb Fiber or Xfinity = up to 350/100 (iirc) or Frontier DSL. As far as I know there is no Verizon here, even for DSL as that was split off to Frontier about 10 years ago; although I could be wrong as I do not pay attention to the DSL landscape. Metronet Fiber is the fastest, although we are getting a 2Gb connection from Xfinity soon, but it has issues. Enough issues to keep me happy with my ~250/75ish (depending on time of day) connection from Xfinity (Comcast).
    
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Too good to be true. Turns out Verizon’s $70 gigabit internet costs way more than $70.

$70 for new customers only, and then only for 1-2 years, After that its ~$200/mo.

Fantastic. Leave it to verizon to screw loyal customers. Well, it worked for me as a new user, I'm dropping TWC and switching to this verizon plan for a year with no contract. We'll see what the playing field will be like in a year, maybe TWC will become competitive again.
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post #69 of 100
$70 for 25 here. The next tier is $199 for 35. My mobile is more reliable and faster. Smh.
Edited by hollowtek - 4/26/17 at 4:37am
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Just checked, they offer it in my area :')
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