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?
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.
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... 😞