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Going from cable internet to fiber optic!

Tuesday, 31 January 2006 12:04
Well I've been waiting and waiting for fiber optic to come to the masses. Today I finally have it. It is pretty darn fast! Right now I'm getting fiber internet service from Verizon. They provide 15M up and 2M down for under 40 bucks a month. Very very cool.

Here is some screen shots of a speed test before and after.
Goto: http://www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ to see how you compare.

Before with Comcast high speed internet:
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After with FiOS from Verizon Online.
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The FiOS install comes with some nice hardware.
Inside there are 4 POTS ports, a coxial connector, and a RJ45 for network.
Looks like Verizon is getting ready to offer video service soon.
They install a Fiber muxer / network interface on the outside of the home.
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Then, on the inside there is a battery backup system, so if the power goes out you still have internet connection.
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