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Re: Choice of ISP

 Bruce Borland wrote: 
> I used to have Verizon DSL but have switched to FiOS. What is the 
> advantage of DSL over FiOS? 

Other than being slower than Fios advertisments, it isn't Verizon. 

>From what I have read when Verizon puts in Fios they yank all the copper 
and will never again put copper into your house. (They have already 
depreciated the decades-old copper; the fiber is new investment. They 
prefer the regulatory environment of the new.) Once you lose your copper 
you are stuck: Verizon or cable. 

For an ISP I don't like phone companies and cable companies. At best 
they are clue-impaired, and from there they range all the way to evil. 

I, on the other hand, have copper and so still have some options: DSL. I 
can buy from someone who not only doesn't block any ports, but who also 
knows what ports are. Verizon doesn't like my having this choice and 
would like to cut them all off, but that hasn't happened yet. 


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