Tag: fios

Initial Thoughts on Charter’s 60Mbps Ultra60 Internet Service

Initial Thoughts on Charter’s 60Mbps Ultra60 Internet Service

I was one of the first people in my part of Virginia to get Verizon’s fiber to the premises service fios. I really loved the service, especially the following: It has the same upload and download speeds. It was very reliable and consistent. It encouraged competition with the cable company for lower prices and better […]

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FiOS Speed Upgraded!

FiOS Speed Upgraded!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Verizon pre-emptively upgrading everyone’s FiOS speeds. I am happy to report that the upgrade was completed on my account. It happened at about the same time that I tried out FiOS TV and Verizon’s voice over IP telephone service (VOIP). I decided to cancel both the television […]

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FiOS speed upgrade update

FiOS speed upgrade update

I wrote late last month that Verizon is preemptively raising the upload and download speed of their fiber-to-the-home network. The changes were supposed to take place immediately, however I ran this test tonight and the results are very similar to my existing plan: It looks like my upload speed is unchanged. The download speed has […]

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Verizon FiOS to increase upload and download speeds

Verizon FiOS to increase upload and download speeds

Verizon is boosting its FiOS fiber optic Internet service upload and download speeds today, according to this Ars Technica article. My plan, which is already 5Mbps up, 20Mbps down, will supposedly go to 15/25 … which is pretty damn awesome. I immediately went to Speedtest.net to see if my line was upgraded, and so far […]

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FiOS speeds: how much is too much?

FiOS speeds: how much is too much?

To speed or not to speed: I contemplate upgrading my FiOS from 5/20Mbit to 20/50.

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Tethered Verizon Wireless EVDO data speeds

Tethered Verizon Wireless EVDO data speeds

I put my employer’s unsecured wireless access point up against Verizon’s EVDO wireless data network.

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100% Functionality, 50% Speed

100% Functionality, 50% Speed

I called Verizon yesterday to see if something wonky had happened with my FIOS account. I was hoping that they’d put me down to the middle-speed account level by accident. It would have been the easy solution to my slow upload and download speeds. Unfortunately, my account was configured correctly. My call with tech support […]

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High Speed Slowdown

High Speed Slowdown

I was uploading and downloading some data last week and noticed that my upload speed was lower than it should be — like 1000+ kbps low. I tested my up/down speeds at speakeasy.net and Broadstar, only to find that I was getting, at best, 50% of the speeds I am paying for. I checked my […]

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Fits and Starts At Lightning Speed!!

Fits and Starts At Lightning Speed!!

My days seem kinda boring after ordering FIOS; I don’t have to check the online availability page every twenty minutes like I used to. Luckily, Verizon has made up another fun mini-game for me to play, which is cleverly entitled “Document how frequently your FIOS connection drops.” Since I started keeping track on April 12, […]

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Less is More

Less is More

While Verizon is installing FIOS, I wanted to throw this up in preparation for my body fat caliper measurements tomorrow. Wish me luck, both with the install and the pinching! :post LJ-migration note: This post originally contained a LiveJournal poll, which did not survive the transition to WordPress. Tags: 24 Percent, fios