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(Boston Globe)   "I'm Donnie Wahlberg, a native Bahstonian, heah in Copley Squah to talk abaht Verizon FiOS... which you can't get heah in Copley Squah"   (bostonglobe.com) divider line 47
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2013-10-08 06:11:07 PM  
My brother says to say "Hi" to your mother for him.
 
2013-10-08 06:22:47 PM  
this reminds me of the Longhorn network, when it rolled out, you couldn't get it in austin.*

* basically, only one tiny company offered it, and they didn't service the everywhere.  went to try to watch a UT game at a bar, and only like 3 bars in a city of over a million people could play the game.  i've been told that this was corrected shortly after the beginning of that season.
 
2013-10-08 06:25:56 PM  
 If you're watching pornos in my mom's room again, I'm gonna give you a farking beating!
 
2013-10-08 06:27:16 PM  
Faster Internets to get yah mastahbatin' wicked hahd.
 
2013-10-08 06:31:16 PM  
squah?
 
2013-10-08 06:32:19 PM  
i262.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-08 06:33:33 PM  
Just called for it today (Quincy resident) nope not available in your area
 
2013-10-08 06:35:50 PM  

Deanho: Just called for it today (Quincy resident) nope not available in your area


I hope you told em to "suck they own assholes."
 
2013-10-08 06:38:31 PM  
That's wickud retodded.
 
2013-10-08 06:39:22 PM  
It is a sad day to see the great Wahlbuhg finally sell out.
 
2013-10-08 06:42:50 PM  
I'm two blocks from a Verizon retail office, and they told me fios is not available for my building and that was three years ago. Still not available in my building.
 
2013-10-08 06:45:29 PM  
Also, you can't pahk the cah in Hahvad Yahd.
 
2013-10-08 06:47:50 PM  

megarian: Also, you can't pahk the cah in Hahvad Yahd.


That is mostly because it is surrounded by fences.  Although when freshmen move in there is plenty of car parking, if you know what I mean
 
2013-10-08 06:50:36 PM  

skinink: I'm two blocks from a Verizon retail office, and they told me fios is not available for my building and that was three years ago. Still not available in my building.


I used to live about 150 feet from a Verizon central office, and they said FiOS wasn't available. I told them that I could roll a spool of fiber down the street myself and they could just plug it in, but no.
 
2013-10-08 06:57:51 PM  
Come on Google Fiber.
 
2013-10-08 07:01:13 PM  
You don't want verizon fios.  For one, they oversell their services.  If a given connection node in an area can support, say, 500 connections, they'll sell 700.  Under the premise that not everyone's using it at all times.  That's where peak-hour-issues comes from.

They also do traffic shaping, bandwidth throttling, and oh!  Look!

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/09/net-us-usa-internet-neutra li ty-idUSBRE98805320130909

Verizon wants to bill website owners for the privilege of sending them traffic from their customers who already paid for that service.  Hey, Ma and Pa kettle!  You want verizon internet users to see your website about knitted monkies for sale?  Gimmie ten grand.

Seriously.  Screw verizon.
 
2013-10-08 07:14:56 PM  

Cpl.D: You don't want verizon fios.  For one, they oversell their services.  If a given connection node in an area can support, say, 500 connections, they'll sell 700.  Under the premise that not everyone's using it at all times.  That's where peak-hour-issues comes from.

They also do traffic shaping, bandwidth throttling, and oh!  Look!

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/09/net-us-usa-internet-neutra li ty-idUSBRE98805320130909

Verizon wants to bill website owners for the privilege of sending them traffic from their customers who already paid for that service.  Hey, Ma and Pa kettle!  You want verizon internet users to see your website about knitted monkies for sale?  Gimmie ten grand.

Seriously.  Screw verizon.


Yeah... but they also offer 150 mbit connections.... mmmmm 150 mbit.... *drool*
 
2013-10-08 07:23:15 PM  
Speak English!
 
2013-10-08 07:32:45 PM  

Cpl.D: You don't want verizon fios.  For one, they oversell their services.  If a given connection node in an area can support, say, 500 connections, they'll sell 700.  Under the premise that not everyone's using it at all times.  That's where peak-hour-issues comes from.



Still better than my ISP. They started metering bandwidth without telling anyone, they triple the measured data usage each month (compared to a DD-WRT router), and when you complain about the bill the office drones say they don't charge for usage, then seconds later threaten to cut your account if you don't pay those nonexistent usage charges.

I have tried to take them to court for fraud over the bandwidth issue, but the county courthouse refuses to hear the case, and federal court is so costly that it would literally be cheaper to start my own ISP.
 
2013-10-08 07:36:30 PM  

Thisbymaster: Come on Google Fiber.


I would absolutely love for Google Fiber to unleash a Rural Broadband Initiative, hooking up genuine high-speed internet access to areas that do not have it -- and there are plenty. The internet is as essential to commerce as roads and highways, and it needs to be treated that way.

Where I live, there are plenty of ranchers who'd love to be able to wheel and deal livestock en masse via the internet. And of course, there's midwestern Granny with a barnful of country kitsch that she could sell online to collectors in NYC for top dollar. Not to mention potential college students who could take online courses and raise up the US education levels a bit.
 
2013-10-08 07:36:40 PM  

Thisbymaster: Come on Google Fiber.


Google doesn't have any set plans to run fiber to Austin TX, but it was enough to scare At&t enough to come up with plans to run FTTH in Austin for next year.
 
2013-10-08 08:00:03 PM  
Thuh Hoppuh!
 
2013-10-08 08:11:02 PM  

Thisbymaster: Come on Google Fiber.


Have you tried Metamucil?
 
2013-10-08 08:19:48 PM  
Nonsense. He lives in NYC and is a detective.
 
2013-10-08 08:20:29 PM  

Cpl.D: You don't want verizon fios.  For one, they oversell their services.  If a given connection node in an area can support, say, 500 connections, they'll sell 700.  Under the premise that not everyone's using it at all times.  That's where peak-hour-issues comes from.

They also do traffic shaping, bandwidth throttling, and oh!  Look!

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/09/net-us-usa-internet-neutra li ty-idUSBRE98805320130909

Verizon wants to bill website owners for the privilege of sending them traffic from their customers who already paid for that service.  Hey, Ma and Pa kettle!  You want verizon internet users to see your website about knitted monkies for sale?  Gimmie ten grand.

Seriously.  Screw verizon.


Ending net neutrality was one of the Plutocrat Party's laundry list of demands for ending the shutdown.
 
2013-10-08 08:30:20 PM  

satanorsanta: megarian: Also, you can't pahk the cah in Hahvad Yahd.

That is mostly because it is surrounded by fences.  Although when freshmen move in there is plenty of car parking, if you know what I mean


Heeeeeeeheheheee
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-08 09:09:50 PM  
A Boston thread with no Mooninite giving his opinion?

inagorillacostume.com
 
2013-10-08 09:21:02 PM  

Alonjar: Yeah... but they also offer 150 mbit connections.... mmmmm 150 mbit.... *drool*


Could be 1Gbit/s.  it doesn't matter what the speed is if they throttle your traffic the second you think about streaming or look at a website that even mentions bittorrent.  And if they win that court battle, you're gonna be paying more money for less connection and even then only getting access to websites to people who paid the extortion fee.  And you know no good sites are going to do that.

Fark might.
 
kth
2013-10-08 09:27:02 PM  

WordyGrrl: Thisbymaster: Come on Google Fiber.

I would absolutely love for Google Fiber to unleash a Rural Broadband Initiative, hooking up genuine high-speed internet access to areas that do not have it -- and there are plenty. The internet is as essential to commerce as roads and highways, and it needs to be treated that way.

Where I live, there are plenty of ranchers who'd love to be able to wheel and deal livestock en masse via the internet. And of course, there's midwestern Granny with a barnful of country kitsch that she could sell online to collectors in NYC for top dollar. Not to mention potential college students who could take online courses and raise up the US education levels a bit.


THIS.

I remember when my brother was at Sprint, he lived about half a mile from the CEO (it was a big half-mile in terms of housing prices), and you couldn't get service in his house.
 
2013-10-08 09:35:40 PM  

Cpl.D: You don't want verizon fios.  For one, they oversell their services.  If a given connection node in an area can support, say, 500 connections, they'll sell 700.  Under the premise that not everyone's using it at all times.  That's where peak-hour-issues comes from.

They also do traffic shaping, bandwidth throttling, and oh!  Look!

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/09/net-us-usa-internet-neutra li ty-idUSBRE98805320130909

Verizon wants to bill website owners for the privilege of sending them traffic from their customers who already paid for that service.  Hey, Ma and Pa kettle!  You want verizon internet users to see your website about knitted monkies for sale?  Gimmie ten grand.

Seriously.  Screw verizon.


Yeah!  Yeah!  I only have two choices, but fark Verizon!  Time to go back to Comcast beat myself to death with an inflatable bath toy.
 
2013-10-08 09:40:08 PM  
Isn't this why we have the Fail tag?
 
2013-10-08 09:59:41 PM  

Cpl.D: You don't want verizon fios.  For one, they oversell their services.  If a given connection node in an area can support, say, 500 connections, they'll sell 700.  Under the premise that not everyone's using it at all times.  That's where peak-hour-issues comes from.



*Every* provider does that, you can't build out enough base infrastructure to support everyone using full load all the time, it's not feasible.

That said, the rest of FiOS service depends on where you are often. A buddy of mine lived in a building where they had one ONT per floor and everyone who bought service was branched off it. Needless to say service wasn't any better than any cable provider. On the other hand in my building they pulled in a helluva lot of fiber into the basement with runs to the floors and when a new customer wants service they come in and install an ONT in your apt. Their installers are actually pretty good too, the gal who did ours tossed it in a closet (after informing us how ugly it would be to have on the wall and we were flat out wrong for wanting it in the easy-to-install space near the door) and did a great very professional job of running all the lines, power included, to the right place.

My speeds are consistent and very nice :)

/loves me some fios
//would kill to have it at work, our TWC business package *sucks*, the minute FiOS is available I'm switching us
 
2013-10-08 10:07:21 PM  
FiOS isn't coming my way (New Bedford), either. I asked when they plan on offering it here, and they gave me a time frame of sometime between the sun going nova and the inevitable heat death of the universe.

So, uh, yeah. Looks like I'm going to be on their DSL service for a while (because I am sure as all hell NOT forming a pact with Satan IncarnateComcast for their ruddy Internet service).
 
2013-10-08 10:18:44 PM  

seek3r: *Every* provider does that, you can't build out enough base infrastructure to support everyone using full load all the time, it's not feasible.


Ours does.  If a node on our network can handle 500 connections, we sell 350.  We keep excess capacity aside enough to let everyone run things flat out without affecting anyone else on that node.  There's benefits to being a smaller, privately owned company.  We don't have a board of directors shiatting up the place, and we don't have stockholders to please at the expense of the customer.

That said, the rest of FiOS service depends on where you are often. A buddy of mine lived in a building where they had one ONT per floor and everyone who bought service was branched off it. Needless to say service wasn't any better than any cable provider. On the other hand in my building they pulled in a helluva lot of fiber into the basement with runs to the floors and when a new customer wants service they come in and install an ONT in your apt. Their installers are actually pretty good too, the gal who did ours tossed it in a closet (after informing us how ugly it would be to have on the wall and we were flat out wrong for wanting it in the easy-to-install space near the door) and did a great very professional job of running all the lines, power included, to the right place.

Same with cable modems, to be honest.  We inherited some old assed infrastructure up in Chicago.  I believe we're replacing it, slowly, but for the parts not touched yet, it does get annoying.  We don't throw up a hissy fit if someone calls in and they're not getting the speeds they should, though.  We run a tech out there and we run some new farking cable.  A new drop if that's what it takes.  And we don't bill our customers to do it.

My speeds are consistent and very nice :)

Same.  Got the 75Mbps.  We're gonna roll out 110s soon.

/loves me some fios
//would kill to have it at work, our TWC business package *sucks*, the minute FiOS is available I'm switching us


What city and state?  Maybe my company can cover ya.
 
2013-10-08 10:33:18 PM  
C'mon Subby, you can do better:

"I'm Dawnnie Wahlbug, a native Bwawstonian, heah in Cawpley Squayuh to twalk about Verizon FiOS... which you cahn't get heah in Cawpley Squayuh"
 
2013-10-08 11:02:19 PM  

johnny_vegas: [i262.photobucket.com image 600x450]


Nope.  Not even close.

sayanythingblog.com
 
2013-10-08 11:05:51 PM  

Cpl.D: You don't want verizon fios.  For one, they oversell their services.  If a given connection node in an area can support, say, 500 connections, they'll sell 700.  Under the premise that not everyone's using it at all times.  That's where peak-hour-issues comes from.

They also do traffic shaping, bandwidth throttling, and oh!  Look!

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/09/net-us-usa-internet-neutra li ty-idUSBRE98805320130909

Verizon wants to bill website owners for the privilege of sending them traffic from their customers who already paid for that service.  Hey, Ma and Pa kettle!  You want verizon internet users to see your website about knitted monkies for sale?  Gimmie ten grand.

Seriously.  Screw verizon.


In most of Massachusetts the only other option is Comcast or Charter Cable.  Verizon is an angle in comparison as far as net neutrality is concerned.
 
2013-10-08 11:37:38 PM  

TyrantII: In most of Massachusetts the only other option is Comcast or Charter Cable.  Verizon is an angle in comparison as far as net neutrality is concerned.


i can get RCN, and they are awesome. sadly not very wide spread, but in the city it should be an option
 
2013-10-09 12:57:00 AM  
The only time I was in Boston I landed at Logan about 30 minutes before President Clinton did.  I got my rental car and tried to get to the city proper, but everything was [wicked] farked up because of the prez.  I kept getting diverted this way, then that other exit, then over there, and about 2 hours later I was in Vermont or New Hampshire or some goddamn place.  So I turn around and go back toward Boston and now Clinton is done giving his commencement speech and traffic is all farked up the other way around.  I'm pointed to this exit, then get off here, go this way.... and then I start seeing signs for Logan again.  What the fark?  I've been here 4 hours and all I've done is get trapped in the Logan Event Horizon.  At the time, the Big Dig thing wasn't done, but all I can assume is that it streamlined the act of never leaving Logan.  You got to go nowhere so much faster.

I eventually got to downtown Boston and had an incredible time and love that place, especially a little bar that seats about 10 people and is run by a guy with a genuine Irish accent.  I highly recommend it.
 
2013-10-09 02:32:40 AM  
As a Texan, I feel for Bostonians.  Most of us realize that the masses do not represent all of the residents of any city; but we all get lumped in, anyway.  I'm a Houstonian, these days.   It's one of the most cosmopolitan of US cities, yet the places I like to go to (pool halls, music venues, bars) tend to be overrun by dumbasses and thugs.  The closer you get to the sociological edge, the more fights there are.  Perhaps it was always that way and I just didn't notice or care..

These days, I tend to stay farther away from that edge, unless I'm obligated to appear onstage.  (In the early 80s I'd have been ready to riot, any time;  now I just want a few drinks, an evening of thought-provoking music and a safe ride home.)  The old farts from the old days tend to have better coinage to bring to bear, now, myself nonwithstanding.  They tend to tip much better, as well, many of us having worked in the service--or music--industry at some point.

Support local music.  Learn from old farts.  Respect.
 
2013-10-09 03:09:46 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Google doesn't have any set plans to run fiber to Austin TX, but it was enough to scare At&t enough to come up with plans to run FTTH in Austin for next year.


Here, they did the next best thing.  They couldn't be bothered to actually pay to run UVerse here, so they just changed the name of their old shiatty DSL offerings to "UVerse" and called it a day.
 
2013-10-09 07:14:58 AM  
 Christ, looks like he's been hangin rough.
 
2013-10-09 07:54:33 AM  
I live less than 10 miles out of Boston and we have FiOS.  Have had it for 2 years and had zero problems.  Meanwhile when we had Comcrap in our apartment (they only allowed Comcrap there, we bought a house 2 years ago) there were problems weekly and CS was a goddamn nightmare.  Fark Comcrap.  Verizon isn't a perfect or even a great company, but it beats the hell out of the competition here.
 
2013-10-09 10:44:38 AM  

kth: WordyGrrl: Thisbymaster: Come on Google Fiber.

I would absolutely love for Google Fiber to unleash a Rural Broadband Initiative, hooking up genuine high-speed internet access to areas that do not have it -- and there are plenty. The internet is as essential to commerce as roads and highways, and it needs to be treated that way.

Where I live, there are plenty of ranchers who'd love to be able to wheel and deal livestock en masse via the internet. And of course, there's midwestern Granny with a barnful of country kitsch that she could sell online to collectors in NYC for top dollar. Not to mention potential college students who could take online courses and raise up the US education levels a bit.

THIS.

I remember when my brother was at Sprint, he lived about half a mile from the CEO (it was a big half-mile in terms of housing prices), and you couldn't get service in his house.


And this is how ridiculous the lack of coverage is. There are too many areas that aren't BFE that have either no options or poor options for internet. I live about 15 minutes from a large university campus and my options are AOL dialup or unreliable, heavily-throttled Clearwire (aka "wifi shot out by a cell phone tower") that shuts down for hours every time the wind blows.
 
2013-10-09 10:53:05 AM  

TyrantII: johnny_vegas: [i262.photobucket.com image 600x450]

Nope.  Not even close.

[sayanythingblog.com image 850x589]


I counter your argument by pointing to Hawaii

;-)
 
kth
2013-10-09 10:57:33 AM  

WordyGrrl: kth: WordyGrrl: Thisbymaster: Come on Google Fiber.And this is how ridiculous the lack of coverage is. There are too many areas that aren't BFE that have either no options or poor options for internet. I live about 15 minutes from a large university campus and my options are AOL dialup or unreliable, heavily-throttled Clearwire (aka "wifi shot out by a cell phone tower") that shuts down for hours every time the wind blows.


Yeah, I live 9 miles outside a small town, and about 40 miles outside Kansas City, and have DSL through the telephone. And we're at the edge of that coverage.  It's enough to work from home through VPN, if no one else is using the internet in our household.

It's the first time we've had a landline in years. I don't actually know the number.
 
2013-10-09 02:58:55 PM  

kth: WordyGrrl: kth: WordyGrrl: Thisbymaster: Come on Google Fiber.And this is how ridiculous the lack of coverage is. There are too many areas that aren't BFE that have either no options or poor options for internet. I live about 15 minutes from a large university campus and my options are AOL dialup or unreliable, heavily-throttled Clearwire (aka "wifi shot out by a cell phone tower") that shuts down for hours every time the wind blows.

Yeah, I live 9 miles outside a small town, and about 40 miles outside Kansas City, and have DSL through the telephone. And we're at the edge of that coverage.  It's enough to work from home through VPN, if no one else is using the internet in our household.

It's the first time we've had a landline in years. I don't actually know the number.


That's the kind of ridiculous stuff that needs to be remedies. I've been reading a bit about Broadband over Power Lines (BPL), which would have the reach, but there are plenty of technical issues that'd have to be worked out. Still, that could be a nice source of income for rural power companies and co-ops.
 
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