Fiber is Nice

by on January 21, 2009 · 13 comments

FWIW…  Just upgraded — at no cost — to Verizon’s 20/5 FIOS plan. Been hitting almost 25 megs pretty consistently today. I was on Verizon’s 10/2 plan beforehand and the 5/2 plan before that. Didn’t notice as much of a difference when I moved from 5 to 10, but jump to 20 is definitely noticeable on big file downloads.

Cox Cable has also been offering nice speed boosts in my neighborhood (McLean, VA) recently, so I suspect that’s why I was offered the free upgrade yesterday when I called Verizon about adding some new HD channels to my FIOS TV package.

  • Ryan Radia

    You're a lucky man. 20/5 equates to over 8TB of monthly transfers, which you could probably do without a peep from Verizon. I bet your traceroutes are stellar as well.

  • Dave H

    Must be nice to have 25 Mbps! Mine just clocked at 1.7 Mbps on a (up to) 7 Mbps connection from Time Warner. Woof. Remember those of us still in the broadband slums! (I guess I should be thankful it's not dial-up.)

  • http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~tblee Tim Lee

    Adam, hasn't you heard there's no competition in the broadband market?

  • Dave H

    Must be nice to have 25 Mbps! Mine just clocked at 1.7 Mbps on a (up to) 7 Mbps connection from Time Warner. Woof. Remember those of us still in the broadband slums! (I guess I should be thankful it's not dial-up.)

  • http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~tblee Tim Lee

    Adam, hasn't you heard there's no competition in the broadband market?

  • Dave H

    Must be nice to have 25 Mbps! Mine just clocked at 1.7 Mbps on a (up to) 7 Mbps connection from Time Warner. Woof. Remember those of us still in the broadband slums! (I guess I should be thankful it's not dial-up.)

  • http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~tblee Tim Lee

    Adam, hasn't you heard there's no competition in the broadband market?

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