How fast is Verizon FiOS internet speeds?

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Just wondering if it's worth the cost to get Verizon FiOS. How fast are the download and upload speeds?
 

n2rj

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They are among the fastest residential service available today, but 300Mbps is not available in all areas. Only areas that have GPON support the 300Mbps speed. I don't think BPON areas can do 150Mbps either.
 

dkreichen1968

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What does GPON and BPON stand for?
To answer my own question.

A passive optical network (PON) is a point-to-multipoint, fiber to the premises network architecture in which unpowered optical splitters are used to enable a single optical fiber to serve multiple premises, typically 16-128. A PON consists of an optical line terminal (OLT) at the service provider's central office and a number of optical network units (ONUs) near end users. A PON reduces the amount of fiber and central office equipment required compared with point-to-point architectures. A passive optical network is a form of fiber-optic access network...

Starting in 1995, work on fiber to the home architectures was done by the Full Service Access Network (FSAN) working group, formed by major telecommunications service providers and system vendors.[1] The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) did further work, and standardized on two generations of PON. The older ITU-T G.983 standard is based on Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), and has therefore been referred to as APON (ATM PON). Further improvements to the original APON standard – as well as the gradual falling out of favor of ATM as a protocol – led to the full, final version of ITU-T G.983 being referred to more often as broadband PON, or BPON. A typical APON/BPON provides 622 megabits per second (Mbit/s) (OC-12) of downstream bandwidth and 155 Mbit/s (OC-3) of upstream traffic, although the standard accommodates higher rates.

The ITU-T G.984 (GPON) standard represents a boost, compared to BPON, in both the total bandwidth and bandwidth efficiency through the use of larger, variable-length packets. Again, the standards permit several choices of bit rate, but the industry has converged on 2.488 gigabits per second (Gbit/s) of downstream bandwidth, and 1.244 Gbit/s of upstream bandwidth. GPON Encapsulation Method (GEM) allows very efficient packaging of user traffic with frame segmentation.

By mid-2008, Verizon had installed over 800,000 lines. British Telecom, Mobily, Etisalat, and AT&T are in advanced trials in Britain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and the USA, respectively. GPON networks have now been deployed in numerous networks across the globe, and the trends indicate higher growth in GPON than other PON technologies.

G.987 defined 10G-PON with 10 Gbit/s downstream and 2.5 Gbit/s upstream – framing is "G-PON like" and designed to coexist with GPON devices on the same network.
Passive optical network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
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DOn't get FIOS

DOn't get FIOS it is the worst and really sucks!! I used to have direct TV and miss it so bad. The old FIOS boxes constantly need to be reset and are slow to respond to commands. FIOS SUCKS!!
 

James

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DOn't get FIOS it is the worst and really sucks!! I used to have direct TV and miss it so bad. The old FIOS boxes constantly need to be reset and are slow to respond to commands. FIOS SUCKS!!
When you say Fios Box...do you mean the wireless router? When I first got Fios I had to reboot the router a few times. But then it has been great for many years. I stream movies and it works OK for me.
 

dkreichen1968

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When you say Fios Box...do you mean the wireless router? When I first got Fios I had to reboot the router a few times. But then it has been great for many years. I stream movies and it works OK for me.
Since the guest is comparing it to DirecTV I have to believe they are talking about the cable TV box and not the router. Verizon has a system in place for exchanging Set Top Boxes without the need for a service call. The guest needs to call customer support and get a replacement STB if their issue can't be taken care of over the phone.
 

James

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Just wondering if it's worth the cost to get Verizon FiOS. How fast are the download and upload speeds?
Where is the point of diminishing returns for a residential user? Let me create my own scenario.

We have in our home Two people
Four laptops
two tablets
Three PCs
One Xbox
Two iphones
One TV hooked up to Fios.

At most we run two phones and two PCs at one time. Or you could toss in Netflix plus a phone or PC. Once in a while I upload images to my web sites. Sometimes a movie upload to Youtube. I am not a heavy gamer.

My video streams nicely 99% of the time. HOW much do I actually need?
 

Aaron62

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DOn't get FIOS it is the worst and really sucks!! I used to have direct TV and miss it so bad. The old FIOS boxes constantly need to be reset and are slow to respond to commands. FIOS SUCKS!!
Wow, I've only heard good thins about their Internet and TV packages.
 

dkreichen1968

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I have it on good authority that the long anticipated Verizon Media Server VMS1100 is going to be available soon. Six tuner DVR with web streaming, available on up to 5 televisions.
 

James

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I have it on good authority that the long anticipated Verizon Media Server VMS1100 is going to be available soon. Six tuner DVR with web streaming, available on up to 5 televisions.
Without Googling..haha...what are the benefits? Would my PC be linked in for media? My Xbox can do that..no DVR though.
 

dkreichen1968

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Without Googling..haha...what are the benefits? Would my PC be linked in for media? My Xbox can do that..no DVR though.
6 tuner DVR with web streaming... Not web steamer with DVR. Yes your Xbox (with a Xbox live gold subscription or Playon) can stream from the web, but it doesn't record 6 programs at once from Verizon FiOS. Nor, can it play back on up to five televisions!!!
 

RockU

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They usually advertise their internet speed higher than it is actually are. I have been a Verizon Fios customer a couple years ago and the speed is no where near the advertisement speed. The last time I had done a speed test it was ten megabyte lower than what I should be getting However, this company is still reliable for internet connection service and it is actually quite fast. The down to having Fios is when you need customer support you have to wait for hours.
 
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My opinion after living with FIOS

I have had FIOS for over a year. It is much faster than my old dsl and cable plans, but in my area, it is nowhere near the speeds promised. The 25 mps plan yielded no more than 3.8 mps - still 15 times what I got with dsl. I recently received a free upgrade to their 75 mps plan for 6 months, but it maxes out at about 8.8 - a substantial upgrade, but not worth the extra $20/month once the trial period ends, since I should be getting more than that anyway. In reality, what I have is fast enough for me, but I'd suggest finding out from a neighbor how fast speeds are in your neighborhood before deciding.
 
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