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Plus they give you this expensive router
    
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My friend has Verzion FIOS, he org had the 10/2 package and he got a free upgrade to 20/20 and he runs uber low pings, he pings a BF2 server in the UK and gets 90ms which is playable and he gets 10-30 ms to local US servers
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My friend has Verzion FIOS, he org had the 10/2 package and he got a free upgrade to 20/20 and he runs uber low pings, he pings a BF2 server in the UK and gets 90ms which is playable and he gets 10-30 ms to local US servers
That's insane. I have Comcast and am in Chicago, and I ping NEW YORK at 100ms, and Chicago servers at ~30.
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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.
I don't have a basement they just put a little box in my garage and wham bam in an afternoon I had the whole Verzion FIOS package tv, phone, and internet. I love it all.
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I don't have a basement they just put a little box in my garage and wham bam in an afternoon I had the whole Verzion FIOS package tv, phone, and internet. I love it all.
Well yeah, but I didn't know it was that simple.
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They had mine installed really quick. And they hooked up all my tv's even though we only should have gotten 3
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post #17 of 58
It is pretty simple by how I have read up on it

Its pretty much a modem, but a grey/tan box on the side of your house,garage, something like that

Run the fiber line from under the ground pretty sure, and when the tech comes out, he changes the speed right at the box, the settings for everything is in the box
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if the settings are in the box then I should be able to go outside and increase my speed?
    
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post #19 of 58
Verizon is amazing, I have it because the local cable CO is unreliable and goes out constantly.. Even with 1.5/368 (not close enough for 3/768) I make do but I do have 99%+ uptime, on a home user dsl line :0
< one of my best online records, and the dsl connection was on longer than that.
Fios is like cable, but you get the rated speed(or more), 24/7 any time of the day and there are almost never outages. It is nice to be able to speed test or ping something and get the same results every time.
    
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post #20 of 58
I can't wait for fios to get here. I thought my city (League City TX!) was deserving of fios, so when i searched to see if it was available I never would have imagined that it would be unavailable! I mean, we have everything else here!

They are still bringing fios to other cities right? I'm wondering what this involves, do they literally have to lay down new lines and stuff?

Also I was trying to find this earlier, but couldn't. I'm wondering what some real speedtest stats are? I know the advertised speeds... But i'm just wondering what someone who actually has fios gets from speedtest.
I'm rocking comcast(suckcast) cable and I only get about 4400 down and 2200 up with 80ms ping.
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