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Verizon Fios

On Aug 8, 2005, at 3:45 PM, Jerry Feldman wrote:
>> our terms are. I do know the satellite service is $500/mo and has a
>> latency of 75ms.
> Josh,
> What is the bandwidth you are getting from Comcast, and are you  
> getting a
> static IP? AFAIK, Comcast downstream is
> T1 is symmetrical approximately 1.5Mbps. I don't know what your  
> effective
> bandwidth will be on the satellite.

Hitting one of those bandwidth testing websites says I get 2.9 Mbs,  
that is of course with other people on the network. My co-worker says  
we are guaranteed 1.5 but generally get much higher, but Comcast  
changes policies all the time, so we could have been bumped up  
without us being informed (Ie, I got bumped up by RCN at home at  
least twice).

We have a static IP and my co-worker said we get 256k up, but it  
could be 512k now.

As for the latency from the satellite, I was surprised to that it  
would only be 75ms, but I don't know what the technology is. Frankly  
I don't really want to deal with it. I'd rather someone else dealt  
with provisioning, and I'll just whine until its fixed if it isn't  

I believe the satellite service is symmetrical.


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