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Old 03-18-2005, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Location: Camazotz
Verizon FiOS

My parents are considering this, and I'm doing some research on it, but I thought I'd ask you fine folks, because we've got a pretty fair pool of knowledge; what do you think about this service? On paper it obviously looks good: cheaper than my cable internet and certainly better than their DSL, but I'm always leery of new technology; it generally needs to be shaken out for a while first. Any comments are appreciated.
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Old 03-18-2005, 05:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Location: upstate NY
Damn I am drooling over FIOS. I live in a rural area and get the pleasure of having dial-up that connects at a whopping 26K.

I wouldn't really consider this new technology. All it does is extend fiber "the last mile" to your home. Everything's already going for the long haul on fiber anyway; FIOS just gets it to your home without copper slowing everything down.
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Old 04-08-2005, 05:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
FiOS is going to be amazing. I cannot wait until it is widespread!! It is the wave of the future.
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Old 04-12-2005, 08:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If it allows me to dump my dependence on the Comcast monopoly (cable TV and Internet) I'm all for it. Consumers need the competition.
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Old 04-12-2005, 10:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I checked to see if it was available at my house and it isn't yet. Once they have it available for my area and if static addresses are included I will move in a heartbeat. I pay way too much for 1.5/768 DSL right now through Speakeasy.net.
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