Verizon Intros FiOS Quantum With Up To 300 Mb/s

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NAG3LT

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At first I've though "nice, there actually is fast internet in USA". Then I saw the price, 300 Mb/s fiber is only $30/month here in Lithuania.
 

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[citation][nom]bavman[/nom]Man whys all the good stuff never near me. The absolute best you can get in KC is around 16-20mb/s.[/citation]

Umm... Kansas city is about to have gigabit fiber to every home courtesy of Google. There is a reason why you have 20mb/s, why would your ISP's spend millions to upgrade their network then watch it grow moss when google comes in with 50X faster connections for 1/2 the price?

I don't see how you have reasons to complain...
 

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[citation][nom]nag3lt[/nom]At first I've though "nice, there actually is fast internet in USA". Then I saw the price, 300 Mb/s fiber is only $30/month here in Lithuania.[/citation]

That's because Lithuania is 25,000 square miles, while the US is 3.8 million square miles. But I agree, Internet is overpriced in the US.
 

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$210 without a subscription and $205 with a 2 year contract? If a person can afford the $205, they can easily afford the extra $5 a month not to be tied into a contract. Not much incentive to sign one.
 

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Oh my god.. We pay $109.95 Here in Australia for an ADSL2+ connection @ 24 mbps.. We have fibre lines coming to us next year and even that's roughly $200 a month for 100mbps..
 
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KC is a testbed for Google's service so you guys should get fast internet soon.
 

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In Chattanooga, TN there's EPB Fiber which offers 1000 Mb/s up/down for $300 bucks a month. Verizon your internet is still slow, haha :)
 

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[citation][nom]theLiminator[/nom]lol this means you actually need SATA 3 and an SSD in order to download files larger than your free RAM.[/citation]

You are mistaken, google: MB/s vs Mb/s


[citation][nom]AidanJC[/nom]Oh my god.. We pay $109.95 Here in Australia for an ADSL2+ connection @ 24 mbps.. We have fibre lines coming to us next year and even that's roughly $200 a month for 100mbps..[/citation]

Yeah, but what's the point when you have an even crazier gov't/ISPs than the US colluding to put people in jail or the poor house for downloading music?
 

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[citation][nom]theLiminator[/nom]lol this means you actually need SATA 3 and an SSD in order to download files larger than your free RAM.[/citation]

That's assuming they don't:

1: Throttle your connection and blame on congestion or "equipment problems" if you ask around.

2. Latency, lots of latency. Even though my connection has plenty of leftover bandwidth when one of my family members are streaming videos, the quality of connection goes down.

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[citation][nom]dark_knight33[/nom]Yeah, but what's the point when you have an even crazier gov't/ISPs than the US colluding to put people in jail or the poor house for downloading music?[/citation]

Not everyone is a pirate though, i genuinely have a use for 300megabits per second.
 

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[citation][nom]wildkitten[/nom]$210 without a subscription and $205 with a 2 year contract? If a person can afford the $205, they can easily afford the extra $5 a month not to be tied into a contract. Not much incentive to sign one.[/citation]Yeah cause you know, if you're using the 300mbit FiOS connection, you might want to keep your options open. Wait, what options?? Ooops might as well save the $5/month, you can donate it to charity or something! :p

Unless of course you might want to switch back to DSL or Cable... hahaha! Yeah right! If you can afford 300mbit FiOS, cable and DSL are off the table, bro.
 

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I don't really see the point. Is this supposed to be targeted at residential customers? Who on earth would want to spend $210 a month on internet for their home no matter how fast it is? And what would you need throughput like that at home for? I have 30Mbps now with timewarner and only went that fast because that was the lowest speed to get the fastest upload speed they had. I didn't see any reason why I would need 50Mbps even if it was only $10 more I think per month. I'm glad I stuck with 30 because few sites can even hit that speed. Most top out around 1-2MBps for sustained downloads. You're never going to get anywhere near 300mbps from 99% of sites out there.

If you're a business, this could make financial sense. For residential customers this makes no sense.
 
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