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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!"
Umm Isn't that what this WHOLE site is based off of???
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Umm Isn't that what this WHOLE site is based off of???
Not to everyone. I never got into overclocking to push my benchmark numbers to the highest possible limits, to try and "beat" everyone else no matter what the cost. I got into custom PC building and overclocking to get more value for my money: to ensure I was using high quality components, and that they were giving me all the performance that they were capable of, i.e. I was getting my full money's worth. Look at my sig rig: it's ancient, but I just now feel a need to make a new build because my overclocking efforts stretched out the useful life span of the hardware by an additional couple of years.

That's why I said that when (not if) the world moves to IPTV or YouTube HD, or whatever, then paying more than we pay today for FIOS would make sense to me, because you basically "need" the bandwidth. But today, and I would argue that for several years, that kind of bandwidth simply isn't necessary for typical use. So I think it's just stupid and wasteful to more than triple your online costs (more than triple, actually...$40 vs. $140) for something that doesn't provide at least a linear return on investment (and I mean you actually use and benefit from the service by a factor of three, not just that your maximum potential bandwidth increases by three). I would rather put that extra $100/month towards something I do get value from...that's a video game and a dinner out for me and my wife every month, for pete's sake.
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AZ has no FIOS.

I have the fastest available from Qwest...7mbps, does a decent job. Only reason I have this is because my parents have it bundled with DTV and Phone service. Although we do get a nice discount, about 70$ for DTV, HD, DVR, HBO and 2 leased HD DVR Recievers...not bad compared to Cox.
not quite teh fastest. they also offer 12 and 20mb/s connections if you live in select areas. then there is also VDSL I believe they offer as well but again only in select areas.
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