Maximize your WAN investment, and reduce the use of expensive upstream bandwidth.
Verizon needs to offer a WAN-level content server that has an exhaustive library of video and audio material. It can do this by itself, or it can offer collocation deals on its WANs to Hulu, Netflix, and others, provided they offer ideal product to its customers (free or close to it).
WAN bandwidth is relatively infinite. Upstream bandwidth is expensive and limited (even though Verizon is Tier 1). Save money and make customers smile by maximizing use of the WAN.
This will also strengthen communities, especially if you offer a audio/video content server that reputable organizations and individuals can upload free content onto, sort of like a modernized public access cable concept. I could see schools, churches, and similar organizations making use of it.
Verizon needs to forget about TV (it's primitive and dead), cell phones (why lower yourself to selling phones?), and other silly issues, and focus on its core business: networking. As your Verizon Wireless slogan goes: "It's the network." TV is dead. Long live the data network!
If you have parental controls active, router hangs up in approximately in 20min. after power cycle its work for another 20min., all led’s still stays “green” but all communications (wi-fi and Ethernet 10/100) goes off, that may be part of the problem. If you delete parental control rule router starts works fine again. I replaced 3 units to figure this out. This is only for Rev.F H/W: 22.214.171.124. (Draft-N), Rev.E does not have any parental control problem. Hard reset back to factory defaults also helps.
on 04-02-201112:53 PM - last edited on 04-26-201109:59 AM by DougVZ
Please offer the eMTA router/modem combo like Motorola makes or get Actiontec to provide a similar setup, which Comcast and Cox currently use.
I only need one landline phone in my house, and it would be nice to plug the phone directly into the RJ-11 jacks that come in the eMTA router/modems. I think most people would use this feature, as you could omit all the old RJ-11 jacks from your house.
We live in a rural area and can not get cable, broadband, DSL - we have Satellite TV and Mobile (Cellular) Broadband for internet access. I work from home and have to use VPN to logon so Mobile Broadband is my only option. We live in Hanover County Virginia in the Old Church area and there are no towers close to us. The tower that closer is too short to do any good for my location. Our signal is coming from 7 miles away so I'm lucky to be able to do what I can. There is a switching station 1.3 miles away from us - is there nothing Verizon can do to provide internet access from there ? What about putting up a dish on the communications tower on Flanagans Mill Road ? If a T1 was not cost-prohibitive I'd get one - but it's out of the question at it's current $$.
Dearest Verizon FiOS gurus, gods, et al, so here is a question I'm sure cannot be new to you; With the advent of smart phones with wifi, Apple's iPhone & iPad (2) with wifi (are you following the theme here?), Blackberry's with wifi, etc, how does one, such as I, a loyal FiOS subscriber, get such devices to work on the included Verizon Wi-Fi for FiOS internet hotSpots???? Are/will there be apps for such devices which would authenticate you to the FiOS Wi-Fi HotSpots??????
It would be great if Verizon could answer the competition with "yup, there's an app for that" Would love to get my new iPad2 (when I get it) to be able to use the Verizon WI-FI HotSpots all over the country with a Verizon provided app to authenticate myself as a valid user and be able to surf the net while at my favorite, albeit overpriced coffee Shoppe
Stop advertising FiOS in areas where it isn't available. We want it, we really do, but it's very frustrating to see advertisements and commercials lauding it over and over when we can't have it. It doesn't breed good favor with Verizon on the whole.
I play plenty of games online, and the low latency of FiOS has been a big plus for some of my online gaming. A recent experience I had however was one of my friends was still using cable and if we tried playing during peak times (6pm-11pm) his lag was so terrible the game would be unplayable or even disconnect. It took me forever to convince him that switching to FiOS would improve his experience, but finally he did, and it made a huge difference in his online gaming.
My idea however is geared toward the fact that it took me close to a year to convince him to switch as he was skeptical that FiOS offered any real advantage over his cable company. Verizon could partner with some of the more popular online gaming companies and video game consoles to provide a "stamp" on some of their products that the online gaming experience would work better with a FiOS connection. I imagine that if several popular games on consoles like the PS3, Xbox360, Nintendo Wii, or the PC had a seal that says "Plays better with FiOS" that would give Verizon a big marketing push and help distinguish Verizon's internet even more. Most people take advertisements with a grain of salt when it comes from the company selling the product, but when a separate company advocates it, there tends to be a little more weight to it. So my idea is similar to how many PC products have minimum system requirements, but then they also have the recommended system requirements where a game might play better with a certain CPU, Graphics, or RAM. Getting a "Plays better with FiOS" stamp on some popular games or advocated by places like Gamestop may help increase FiOS adoption rates, and ultimately lead to FiOS being extended to more areas.
on 01-23-201201:02 AM - last edited on 01-23-201203:39 PM by ElizabethS
I know that FiOS isn't available in my Pocono's area (Canadensis, PA) but it's EXTREMELY needed. There is only 1 cable internet company here, like a monopoly, and they charge high rates for poor service and worse of all they have bandwidth caps, the lowest caps I've ever seen. There are many people here who are crying for FiOS and will most likely switch to it if it were available due to the amazing service, packages and pricing. After running a Google search, I've seen residents requesting this since 2008, hopefully we can get it soon.