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100 Mbps Tier?

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On May 11, Cablevision OOL will be launching a 101/15 Mbps tier for $100/mo, a clear shot at FiOS.  Will FiOS match or beat this Cablevision tier in the next month?  Are there any plans to upgrade speeds?

 

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100 is being tested in Texas now.
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I have a question on this... Is that much bandwidth for a home user really necessary or noticeable?  I mean if you are surfing a website many sites allow a certain amount of bandwidth per stream so if one has 100Mpbs will they really notice that much of a difference between 20Mbps and 100Mbps?  There are bottlenecks along the way too.  Don't get me wrong I would certainly love to have 100Mbps but for the residential user would they notice it. 

 

Today on my 20/5 Fios service simultaneously I stream a VPN connection out to the west coast that supports my company laptop for email, etc. and a VOIP phone inside that, home VOIP (which my wife is on all the time), three other computers surfing the Internet, streaming Sirius-XM to my desktop and FIOS VOD running.  All of this runs successfully without interuption.

 

I'm certainly not meant to be down on faster Internet.  I just want to understand the practical side of it and if the cost benefits would be seen.

 

Thanks Jim

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The biggest thing 100mbps down will give is the ability to stream true Blu-Ray quality HD video/audio. Right now "HD" video is not really HD video, its about DVD quality, or a little better. But it at a higher resolution, not a better picture. But we will not see anything like that until 100mbps is widely available.
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This is why I posed the question.  I did not think about that...

 

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Jim

 

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I'm sure FiOS will match (at least) the speeds in  markets where it makes them competitive to do so.  Its the only logical choice.

 

Now only if Fios were available near me... 😞

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I was also informed that some employees are given the opportunity of "testing" 100Mbps+ at their homes. As Herbz3 said, it will probably only roll out to places where there is competition for it. That being said, COMCAST, please boost your speed in my area so Verizon will do the same.
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In North Carolina there is a city-owned ISP, Greenlight, who offers fiber at 100Mbps, for $300 though. Interestingly, Time Warner and Embarq are trying to get it shut down cause they can't compete. Engadget article here.

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I hope TW and Embarq are not successful.  It called fair competition.
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