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I was just wondering what experience you guys have with Verizon FIOS internet.

I'm finally out of a contract with Optimum Online who's service is extremely unreliable, and Verizon is the only other internet option in the area (Long Island, NY) with at least 1MB/s download.

Any warnings before I switch? Download limits, proxies, certain ports being blocked/monitored, etc?
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I have been using Verizon DSL for 3yrs nnow and I have not had a problem with them so far. No ports blocks that I know of. I haven't been blocked for nothing yet.
Download is pretty good. Wish I had fios in my area. My gf gets 20mb download and she lives across the bridge
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Man I didnt think cable had a contract. I cant stand them and ill be changing over as soon as Fios TV and Internet are available in my area. But they do have a 2 yr contract. cable you can cancel whenever. I would just wait until they have a nice sign on bonus, a few weeks ago it was a 19" sharp HDTV Not bad IMO. Im pretty sure the modem supports wireless and has a built in battery backup.
    
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verizon fios is some fast ****. The upload speed is just as fast as the download speed
    
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Man I didnt think cable had a contract. I cant stand them and ill be changing over as soon as Fios TV and Internet are available in my area. But they do have a 2 yr contract. cable you can cancel whenever. I would just wait until they have a nice sign on bonus, a few weeks ago it was a 19" sharp HDTV Not bad IMO. Im pretty sure the modem supports wireless and has a built in battery backup.
Yeah cablevision is way overpriced and I ALWAYS get little glitches in the connection. They already replaced the cabling to my house 3 times and my modem twice and they keep telling me that's the problem. I can't even begin to count the number of times I was kicked out of a game or unable to talk on the phone because the internet was cutting out over and over. I just wanna be sure that Verizon does have better service and is completely unrestricted before entering into that 2 year contract.

And are you really far out in suffolk or something? Because I'm all the way out in Bay Shore and they have it here.
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Yeah cable service totally sucks. It never ends. Im further east then you idk when its gonna be available
    
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Cable sucks, and FIOS has a great price, GREAT speeds, and a great service, with no stupid restrictions or limits or anything so I just let my 15mps eat bandwidth alllllll day and night
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If the FIOS is just a faster version of the Verison DSL, then go for it. I've had too to many providers over the years. (Even Prodigy on dial-up.) Nothing holds the quality and satisfaction bar like Verison does now.
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Fios is awesome. Their service is great and reliable not to mention realy really fast.
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If the FIOS is just a faster version of the Verison DSL, then go for it. I've had too to many providers over the years. (Even Prodigy on dial-up.) Nothing holds the quality and satisfaction bar like Verison does now.
No, it's a completely different service.

FiOS is kinda hard to install (they litterally run fiber to your basement), but it offers a really high future potential of speeds once the main ISP backbones can support having everyone run at 100mbps.

I would get FiOS if you could. I would certainly jump at the offer.
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