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I had to comment on this as I was curious to the prices for the new faster speeds.
$10 more a month for me for up to 75mbps, which sounds fair, but then I clicked on 150 mbps and I had to do a double take. $99 more per month. Really? $99 more? I cant even get speeds near the 25/25 for what I'm paying now so $99 more for something that would probably not even come close just boggles my mind. Are people really going to pay that much for it?
I know a handful of users on this and other fios forums that have and get the 150 Mbs without any problems. They love it, but they definetely have a use for it. that's a lot of bandwidth is all I know, and I would never use that much. or I can't see where I would use that much. 75 would even be overkill for my house.
Ah, yes. Gone are the days when people happily paid $1000/mo for a 1.5Mbps T1 line...
You ever try to get a Voice Grade Full Duplex 2 wire 3002 Leased line circuit with a maximum of 16db loss over 3 miles in the middle of a city, with a hop through one CO. It is still available if someone still knows what it is. It isn't cheap either. 19,2kbps modems on both ends.
$99 extra seems to be 150Mbps unbundled. Are you sure it's being bundled with say, TV or Phone? I know people in New York get rediculous discounts on the upgrades, but it's worth double checking.
But man, if I could get 150Mbps or 300Mbps without paying a quarter of a million to even get fiber ran to my house and then pay for an enterprise-grade circuit on top of that, I'll jump on a $200 price tag. The speed will certainly be put to good use. I can't get FiOS at the moment though.
Also, I haven't seen banks of dial-up modems running to provide "huge" data circuits in years! The closest I've seen recently was a classic (non-HDSL based) T1 line that had a small cable trunk's worth of cable pairs going into it (24 pairs!) which would be set to either voice or DS0 based on how much bandwidth they needed vs phone capacity. Often times when phones were busy the Internet there would get REALLY Slow as the T1 had to be dedicated towards voice circuits rather than data. If phones were quiet? 3 cable pairs would be set for phones, and the rest would go towards Internet. It was all done dynamically and I think they always had two cable pairs ready for Internet only, which provided a whopping 128kbps/128kbps under the most extreme cases if there was no extra utilization. Guess how much this costs... lol
I am having the same problem, is there a way to have verizon manually bundle this up? It seems to be non bundle for me also. I think it's because I have the lowest HD package.
maybe i am wrong, butI would say no,because for the 150/65 to work you would have to run cat5 cable from the ont to the router,bypassing the coaxile needed to run your TV.