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Your download speeds are only as good as the upload speeds of the host. The fastest downloads I have ever gotten are from guru3d & filehippo which both get up to 2Mbps.
+rep that is 100% true. if you use fios, and the place that your downloading is using DSL or normal cable, then you get the download speed of their upload speed. ouch....
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+rep that is 100% true. if you use fios, and the place that your downloading is using DSL or normal cable, then you get the download speed of their upload speed. ouch....
quoted for the truth i have fios through my parents I love it, my pings have dropped since the switch from dsl but yea my downloads have increased though cause i had 768k dsl
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Well I have FIOS aswell and I'm currently number 6 on the OCN fastest connection chart with a speed of 44 download and 5 upload. And the only down time I had was wehn my dog accidentally tripped over the power supply for the modem. Plus with FIOS you have a back up battery too so say if the power goes out, you can still use the phone to make calls outside(if you dont have a cell).
    
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Amid all the hubbub in this conversation, I would point out one key point that no one seems to have paid any attention to:



I'm not saying that FTTH is a waste of time, or that I don't want it eventually, or whatever. I'm just saying that most people won't actually see much of an improvement in average use. If you're a heavy P2P user, the upload speeds will be obviously higher, sure. But for average downloading? Probably not so much. My work PC is getting about 20/10 to the outside world (according to SpeedTest), and my home PC can't touch that (something like 6/0.7, IIRC). But in almost all cases, I can't tell a significant difference between my online experiences at home vs. at work...that lowly 6/0.7 is doing a darn fine job, thank you very much.

In short: No way I would pay much of a premium for FTTH. Looking at Verizon's cost for FIOS, I might consider the "Faster" option attractive: it's only a few dollars more than my current cable broadband, with almost triple the speeds both up and down. But the other options look silly, especially the "Fastest". If you're spending $140/month for internet service (and you're not a business), you're flat out crazy insane.
What are you talking about? I hate slow connections. If I could download things 10x faster, it would be 10x faster... ever downloaded an ISO for an Ubuntu CD or a Fedora DVD?? These, among other things, would benefit greatly from faster internet. I'm tired of waiting for downloads.

I have "6Mbps" DSL right now, but I NEVER get that much. It's usually like 3-4Mbps. I really hate it.
    
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I have my 2mb down, 256kb up

I dont really have a problem with it, any files I want to download arent >1GB...sure it would be nice to download faster, but meh...
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i have at&t fiber optic.. forget what they call it... but anyway they limit it to 7mbit down 1mbit up. The good think about it though is that my internet doesn't crap out at 11 oclock when all my neighbors start dl'ing porn... its always fast.
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What are the 17 states that Verizon services with FiOS?
well i know Oregon is, i already have FiOS.
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well some good news here is qwest seems to be finally trying to use fiber also. not sure ont he details of it but I know they are advertising it and claim they already have a few cities using it.

only question though is they say by end of 2008 or sometime 2009 (can't remember which) that over 2m users on fiber but yet if this is on qwest time then that means about 2010 they might have 1 or 2 extra cities using it.
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Tommy likey, tommy want wingy.

Fiber optics FTW.



I agree however that great download speeds don't mean a thing if the upload server doesn't give you the bandwidth. I've had some pretty insane speeds with download accelerator, but I've heard that using it can get you in trouble with certain servers if they catch you.

Torrenting goes well with good bandwidth as well if you have good seeds/peers
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What are you talking about? I hate slow connections. If I could download things 10x faster, it would be 10x faster... ever downloaded an ISO for an Ubuntu CD or a Fedora DVD?? These, among other things, would benefit greatly from faster internet. I'm tired of waiting for downloads.
I'm talking about real world, every day use. If you expect me to believe your most common online activity is downloading a DVD ISO, you're either crazy, a pirate, or have an uncommon practice of deleting ISOs that you're going to need again in five minutes.

Is downloading an ISO in 10 minutes a nice thing? Sure! But when I'm only doing it once in a blue moon, it's a crazy argument that it's worth paying extra for those speeds. Typical web surfing, even streaming video, does not require that kind of bandwidth.

Now when we get to the world of IPTV, or when streaming HD video becomes the norm rather than the exception, maybe the extra bandwidth will be a "necessity". But today, it's simply an extravagant expense that offers little more to Average Joe than the ability to say "My speeds are better than yours!" Vulcan don't play that game, I don't pay for what I don't want or don't use.
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