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12-16-2014 05:40 AM
Contacted VZ twice yesterday, around 11:00am, and again at 10:30PM last night. They were supposed to call me at 9:30PM from my earlier call, but I figured that woulnd't get relayed properly by the person I contacted earlier that morning but hey it happens...
The guy in the evening was at least articulate and understood what I was saying and the context. That helped immensely. He was about to go through the whole script again, but when I mentioned that 2 neighbors whom I contacted the night previous had the same issue he understood, and instead of me wasting my time with router reboots, or unplugs, or standing on my head he got it! There is faith in humanity!
Anyway the guy was very nice and helpful.
Last night once the heavy evening times hit, I tried pulling from:
Microsoft for a Service Pack = 987Kbp/s
Google = 14Mbp/s
FTP = 18Mbp/s
Amazon Streams (Apple TV) = Not useable
PBS (Apple TV) = Not useable
Netflix (Roku) = Not Tested (I should have)
Speedtest (Shentel) - 16Mbp/s
Speedtest (Reston Broadaspect) - 22Mbp/s
Speedtest (Fastserv) - 18Mbp/s
This time the local speedtest was running almost perfect. (Verizon)
I noticed on my work VPN that the latency I normally get around 44ms had gone up to 72ms.
Again I'd like to highlight that more than likely this has been happening for at least a month. But I don't have hard data so I'm only sticking to the last 14 days at this point.
I'm plotting all my points in the event I need to post this other Social sites to get more visibiliity.
Also if you have a neighborhood posting board I'd post a question around FIOS and the performance people are getting. It would give us many more data points.
12-16-2014 10:02 AM
I have had 9 people write back with reports of some sort of trouble.
I'd say that this validates that there is a neighborhood issue.
Out of 9 replies back, 3 are exactly the same issue. Given that many users are unaware or ignore the issue as it resolves the next morning, I'm confident that the impact is large.
12-17-2014 06:15 PM - edited 12-17-2014 06:18 PM
Yeah, more than just your neighborhood. I'm close by however. I live off of watson road and I'm having the same issue. I honestly think they're just overloaded at the moment. I don't believe in coincidences. I think they're selling more bandwidth than they can handle currently. It's fine all day long up until around 5pm, and continues until around 11pm. I've loved my verizon service, and even bragged about it for the longest time, but this is getting unbearable.
12-18-2014 09:23 AM
Experience extremely slow internet speed in Fairfax City (22031) area for past few weeks -- ONLY around 7:30 PM till at least 10:00PM. Downstream got down to 8-10ish mbps from 50mbps.
Another complaining thread here: http://forums.verizon.com/t5/FiOS-Internet/Fairfax-VA-High-Speed-Internet-very-low-speeds-every-Sund...
12-19-2014 03:48 PM
Here is some update ....
Tech told me yesterday that she would ship NEW router to replace the "faulty" one and it would arrive before 4PM.
5:00PM .. no show
5:30PM .. no show
Out of patient, I decided to powered off and reset the "faulty" router. Guess what? It came back up and connected to network.
I decided to run few speed tests -- each test is about 30 minutes apart:
Test 1: 92.05 / 64.45 mbps
Test 2: 1.38 / 64.17 mbps
Test 3: 92.95 / 64.51 mbps
It means that Verizon is doing something that they DO NOT want to admit and/or to let customers know.
Check out the image (sorry if it it too big for you to open)
12-19-2014 05:23 PM